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12-05-2018, 01:30 PM   #1
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Anyone taking Inflectra or another biosimilar? Your experiences?

Hello all -- looks like insurance denied Remicade, but Inflectra was listed as "preferred," so perhaps that's what I may be looking at. Waiting to hear. In the meantime, anyone here on Inflectra or another biosimilar? If so, what are your experiences on it?
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12-06-2018, 05:43 AM   #2
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I actually started Inflectra yesterday, for the same reason: the NHS prefers to begin patients on biosimilars rather than the original-brand biologic now, for cost reasons. The literature indicates that there's no real difference between the original and the biosimilar in terms of effectiveness, which is fine by me!
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