Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Insurance denial of Xeljanz

Insurance denial of Xeljanz

I've been on Enbrel for 2+ years and Humira prior to that. Enbrel worked fairly for the first year or so but I've been having a lot of joint damage in my fingers. Not much pain though. After my last Rheumatologist visit he has suggested trying Xeljanz and has submitted a prescription to my pharmacy (CVS Specialty Pharmacy). So far it has been rejected and they want me to first try Kevzara and Orencia. I haven't found anyone who has used Kevzara and it was only approved in 2017. I know… read more

A myRAteam Member said:

I tried a sample of Zeljantz and it worked well for me but my insurance denied it and recommended Humira. My doctor gave me a sample dose pack of read more

posted 4 months ago

Kevzara self inject

Kevzara self inject

I recently started on Kevzara self inject. So far so good. Is anyone else on this medication?

A myRAteam Member said:

never used that one

posted 4 months ago

Kevzara

Kevzara

Is anyone currently taking or have been prescribed the IL-6 inhibitor biologic RA medication, Kevzara, the manufacturer is Sanofi? If so, is it working, how long did it take for you to notice that your disease seems to be getting under control, and did anyone notice any specific side effects. I'm currently taking the medication, and have 3 injections.

A myRAteam Member said:

I've been on Kevzara injections for about 6 months and I have had GREAT luck so far. Before Kevzara, I was having 3 or more flareups every month with… read more

posted 10 months ago

Has anyone taken Kevzara? Any positives or negatives? I’m taking my first injection this Friday.

Has anyone taken Kevzara? Any positives or negatives? I’m taking my first injection this Friday.

Any experience with Kevzara? I’ve taken so many over the years.

A myRAteam Member said:

I tried kevzara and it did nothing for me. It actually brought me more pain but everyone's system is different. Good luck to everyone trying it

posted 11 months ago
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