I doubt it is more effective than Humira at reducing the effect of TNFa, but it is a plausible treatment for RA. I've never heard of it being prescribed personally, but I'm sure there are some trials underway.
I'll be interested to hear from anyone who was given this for RA?
Incidentally, it wouldn't be too difficult I imagine to obtain a script
for this drug from an understanding family doctor, given it isn't restricted and has no abuse potential.
EDIT: Seems over in the states, antibiotic therapy has been used for a few years as an alternative to some of the more toxic meds. Never seen it used in UK, but that doesn't mean it isn't.
21, Male, England.
Dx: Psoriatic Arthritis, Chronic Back Pain, Dyspraxia
Rx: 25mg Methotrexate Sub-Cut Injection & 50mg Etanercept (Enbrel) Sub-Cut Injection
Oh, and plenty of Tramadol, Codeine, Diclofenac, Diphenhydramide, Paracetamol, and SCOTCH.
Post Edited (JayBespoke) : 8/7/2010 2:48:53 PM (GMT-6)