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  • Vitamins and Minerals [hide all summaries]
    One promotional strategy of supplement suppliers is to make people worry about whether they are getting enough nutrients. But do most people really need to take vitamins and minerals to supplement their diets? Or are they a waste of money? Are there better alternatives to taking supplements to ensure adequate nutrition? This section will attempt to answer these questions and help you sort through the fact and fiction surrounding nutritional supplements.
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  • Drug Mix-Ups [hide all summaries]
    (June 2011)
    This article lists 355 drugs with names that are often confused with similar-sounding drug names. Find out what you can do to prevent getting the wrong drug.
  • Black Box Warning for ENBREL (etanercept) [hide all summaries]
    (June 2008)
    Etanercept, an effective disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug (DMARD), now joins adalimubab (HUMIRA) and inflixamib (REMICADE) to be the third of the arthritis disease-modifying drugs (see discussion on the following page about disease-modifying drugs) to receive a black box warning concerning infections, calling for TB testing and, if positive, TB treatment before starting these drugs. For some people, the potential benefit of etanercept outweighs the risk of infections, including the very small risk of TB infection. The article also discusses a fourth DMARD and the precautions we advise for its use.
  • Lung Inflammation (Pneumonitis) with the Arthritis Drug Leflunomide (ARAVA) [hide all summaries]
    (June 2006)
    There is increasing evidence that the arthritis drug leflunomide (ARAVA), taken alone or in combination with another drug, methotrexate, can case serious lung inflammation called pneumonitis. If you are taking leflunomide, either alone or in combination with methotrexate, and you experience difficulty breathing, a dry cough, and dizziness, you should contact your physician immediately.
  • New Warnings About Fatal Liver Toxicity And Infections For The Arthritis Drug Leflunomide (ARAVA) [hide all summaries]
    (January 2004)
    The maker of the arthritis drug leflunomide (ARAVA), Aventis Pharmaceuticals of Bridgewater, NJ, notified health professionals in October 2003 that new safety warnings concerning life-threatening liver toxicity and infections have been required on the professional product labeling or package insert for the drug.
  • Two New Warnings! Tuberculosis and Heart Failure with Infliximab (REMICADE) [hide all summaries]
    (December 2001)
    Two new warnings about increased risk of tuberculosis and heart failure were issued for the arthritis drug infliximab (REMICADE) on October 23, 2001. Infliximab is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in combination with methotrexate (RHEUMATREX), also an arthritis drug, for treating moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis in patients who have had an inadequate response to methotrexate alone.
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