Stay on anti-TNF or triple the flare risk

RA patients who stop taking their anti-TNF medication face more than three times the risk of having a flare, compared with those who continue the treatment.

Over half the patients who discontinued their anti-TNF therapy experienced a flare, compared with just 18% of those who stayed on the drug, Dutch researchers found.

But despite increased risk of flares, the researchers say discontinuation is still possible

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