How can you and your
doctor choose the right RA treatment for you?
If you’ve been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and are progressing in your treatment journey, you probably have many questions:
- What are my RA treatment options?
- What’s the right treatment for me?
- How long should I try a new medication to see if it works for me?
Autoimmune diseases like RA are complex and affect different people in different ways. Some medications work for some people but not for others, regardless of dose.
After failing to reach treatment targets with medications such as methotrexate and leflunomide, 90% of people living with RA are prescribed a TNF inhibitory (TNFi) therapy as the next line of treatment1; however, a majority of patients fail to respond adequately to this type of medication2. Examples of anti-TNFs include Cimzia®, Enbrel®, Humira®, Remicade®, and Simponi®.
Studies show that patients who fail to respond adequately to therapy early in their course of treatment may be more likely to:
- Experience more severe or aggressive RA symptoms
- Undergo more surgeries
- Require multiple drug switches while searching for the right therapy
- Use multiple medications in order to control disease
of RA patients start with a TNFi medication as their first biologic.
A new approach to therapy selection
PrismaRA® helps take the guesswork out of starting a new RA medication and prevent the damage that can occur if there are delays in getting you to the right treatment. By helping your provider determine if you are unlikely to respond to TNFi medications, you can choose a different type of medication to give you your best chance of reaching your treatment goals and improve your quality of life