Raptiva

Last Update January 27, 2016
Taken for: Psoriasis
Efalizumab (trade name Raptiva, Genentech, Merck Serono) is a formerly available medication designed to treat autoimmune disease...
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to stop the Raptiva. The rash is turning into psoriasis. A...
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" ...by piggfan ** I've been on Raptiva for 10 weeks. Developed a red rash over upper body. Like a sunburn. At first my Doc told me to keep using raptiva because it would go away. Now after 3 weeks of... "

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one difference is because raptiva is more for psoriasis...
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" ...to Que's posting- how is raptiva better than enbrel? or in ...words, why would I try it first before enbrel? I THINK one difference is because raptiva is more for psoriasis and enbrel is for the... "

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I have severe Psoriasis on palms and bottoms of my feet....
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" Hi, I have severe Psoriasis on palms and bottoms of my feet. I have tried everything from cream to ointment, ulta violet and Grenns rays and nothing really worked. My doctor wants to put me on Enbrel... "

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unlike the anti-TNFs, I can continue to use Raptiva for as...
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" ...pretty much clear of psoriasis after 9 weeks of using it - there are obviously different mechanisms for the production of psoriasis and targetting T-cells works for me and, unlike the anti-TNFs, I... "

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e difference is because raptiva is more for psoriasis a...
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" ...to Que's posting- how is raptiva better than enbrel? or in ...words, why would I try it first before enbrel? I THINK one difference is because raptiva is more for psoriasis and enbrel is for the... "

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you wrote. I have been living with Psoriasis for over 10...
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" ...It sounds like you have Psoriasis from what you wrote. I have been living with Psoriasis for over 10 years. My nails are the same way. I get blisters on my hands as well. What Raptiva is: A weekly... "

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by sulli21282 ** I have had psoriasis since I was in 3rd gr...
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" ...sulli21282 ** I have had psoriasis since I was in 3rd grade. At the age of 25 I started Raptiva injections. After 2 months, psoriasis was appearing in areas that had never had a problem before. I... "

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but I can only see a very small difference in the psoriasis...
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" ...three months that I was on raptiva. I even developed psoriatic arthritis, which I didn't have before going on raptiva. I was in such high hopes that it would work, but it definately did not! I am... "

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n cause psoriasis to get MUCH worse. It's important that yo...
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" ...any reason can cause psoriasis to get MUCH worse. It's important that your friend have a back up plan. I'm getting ready to leave for work, so I'm going to have to keep this very brief. Here's a link... "

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ce starting raptiva all my psoriasis said, \"run for the nai...
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" ...Hi, I've been using Raptiva for several months now with tremendous success. The one place not clearing up is my nails. They look horrible, and it seems that since starting raptiva all my... "

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