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Here are 4 points to help you discuss your biologic therapy with your Rheumatologist:
Type: Broadly there are 2 categories of biologics based on the protein they target
Route of administration: Biologics are mainly injectables, either sub-cutaneous or intravenous.
Safety: Most people do not experience serious tolerability issues after treatment. However, it is a good idea to have a frank conversation about the safety of biologics with your Rheumatologist before initiating treatment.
Biologic medications are targeted to reduce the inflammation causing factors in your body. You will know your medicine is working if:
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