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
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.
I'm on Orencia shots 1ce a wk. I havnt seen relief or improvement. Its getn worse. Iv bn keepn a log of my symptoms. I recently had a temp of 94.6, I was freezn cold. Dr didn't seem concerned abt it. Last wk, 2days n a row I've had a new symptom. My heart felt like it was gona explode. Tht scared me. Iv tried Humira & methotrexate. 1 of thm made me throw up blood. Iv tried Xeljanz. Didn't work. Now Orencia isn't touchn it eithr. Any suggestions? In pain n Bedford.