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Switching medication from Enbrel, Stellara to Humira for psoriatic arthritis. No relief. Suggested Simponi or Remicade. Recommendations?

I took Enbrel for years and it helped my psoriatic arthritis. Psoriasis finally got worse so I switched to Stellara which cleared up my psoriasis but it wasn't effective for the arthritis. I tried Humira but my psoriasis really kicked in then. I'm back on Stellara but need to find something else. My rheumatologist recommends I try Simponi or Remicade. I'm not sure which one to try. I want to use one that has the least possibility of side effects. I hear Remicade is good but I don't look forward to sitting down for a 2 hour infusion. Simponi is a once a month shot. That's attractive doing a shot once a month but just don't know which way to go.
Asked On : Wed, 22 May 2013
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Hello

Welcome to healthcare magic forum
Thank you for your question.'
I am Dr Gaurav Patel ,dermatologist.
I understand your concern regarding your skin problem.
Psoriasis is chronic problem and we have to keep it under control.
the medicine you have give details are very risky and must be taken after doctor advise and under his supervision.
I advise you to consult dermatologist and take the treatment accordingly.
If you take right medicine in wrong way it will harm you.
For arthritis we have to adjust dose of medicine depend upon its severity.
I hope i answered your question.
Wish you speedy recovery.
Regards.
Answered: Wed, 22 May 2013
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