Which medications in the drug class DMARDs, TNF Inhibitors are used in the treatment of Takayasu Arteritis?

Updated: Nov 14, 2018
  • Author: Jefferson R Roberts, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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DMARDs, TNF Inhibitors

These agents play an important role in modulating the inflammatory process.

Etanercept (Enbrel)

Etanercept may be added to treatment if steroids and other immunosuppressant drugs are ineffective in achieving or maintaining remission. Etanercept is a soluble p75 TNF receptor fusion protein (sTNFR-Ig). It inhibits TNF binding to cell surface receptors, which, in turn, decreases inflammatory and immune responses.


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