Tumor Necrosis Factor Alpha (TNF-α) Inhibitors

DrugDrug NameDrug Indication
DB04956AfelimomabInvestigated for use/treatment in sepsis and septicemia.
DB00005EtanerceptEtanercept is indicated for the treatment of moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis in adults and chronic moderate to severe plaque psoriasis in adults. It is also used to manage signs and symptoms of polyarticular idiopathic arthritis in those aged 4 to 17 after insufficient response to one or more disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs. Etanercept is also used to improve psoriatic arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis.
DB00051AdalimumabThe following are conditions for which adalimumab has been indicated [F2118], [FDA label], [L4805], [A40001], [A40002], [L4806]. Rheumatoid Arthritis (Moderate to Severe) Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (Moderately to Severely Active) Psoriatic Arthritis (Active) Ankylosing Spondylitis (Active) Crohn’s Disease (Moderately to Severely Active) Ulcerative Colitis (Moderately to Severely Active) Plaque Psoriasis (Moderate to Severe Chronic) Non-infectious Intermediate, Posterior and Panuveitis Hidradenitis Suppurativa (Moderate to Severe) Pyoderma Gangrenosum (off-label)
DB00065Infliximab* Indicated for reducing signs and symptoms and inducing and maintaining clinical remission in adult or pediatric (≥ 6 years of age) patients with moderately to severely active **Crohn’s disease** who have had an inadequate response to conventional therapy * Indicated for reducing the number of draining enterocutaneous and rectovaginal fistulas and maintaining fistula closure in adult patients with fistulizing **Crohn’s disease**. * Indicated for reducing signs and symptoms, inducing and maintaining clinical remission and mucosal healing, and eliminating corticosteroid use in adult or pediatric (≥ 6 years of age) patients with moderately to severely active **ulcerative colitis** who have had an inadequate response to conventional therapy. * Indicated for, in combination with methotrexate, reducing signs and symptoms, inhibiting the progression of structural damage, and improving physical function in patients with moderately to severely active **rheumatoid arthritis**. * Indicated for reducing signs and symptoms in patients with active **ankylosing spondylitis**. * Indicated for reducing signs and symptoms of active arthritis, inhibiting the progression of structural damage, and improving physical function in patients with **psoriatic arthritis**. * Indicated for the treatment of adult patients with chronic severe (i.e., extensive and/or disabling) **plaque psoriasis** who are candidates for systemic therapy and when other systemic therapies are medically less appropriate.
DB06674GolimumabUsed in adults (i) as an adjunct to methotrexate treatment in patients with moderate to severe active rheumatoid arthritis (RA), (ii) alone or as an adjunct to methotrexate treatment in patients with active psoriatic arthritis (PsA), (iii) as a single agent in patients with active ankylosing spondylitis (AS), and (iv) as a single agent in patients with moderate to severe ulcerative colitis (UC) who require chronic steroids or have experienced intolerance or only a partial response to previous medications.
DB08904Certolizumab pegolCertolizumab pegol has been approved for several different conditions listed below: - Symptomatic management of Chron's disease patients and for the maintenance of clinical response in patients with moderate to severe disease with inadequate response to conventional therapy. - Treatment of adult patients with moderate to severely active rheumatoid arthritis. - Treatment of adult patients with active psoriatic arthritis. - Treatment of adult patients with active ankylosing spondylitis. - Treatment of adult patients with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis that are candidates for systemic therapy or phototherapy.[FDA label] - Treatment of adult patients with active non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis with objective signs of inflammation.[L5819] In Canada, certolizumab pegol is additionally approved in combination with [methotrexate] for the symptomatic treatment, including major clinical response, and for the reduction of joint damage in adult patients with moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis.[L5825] Inflammation is a biological response against a potential threat. This response can be normal but in certain conditions, the immune system can attack the body's normal cells or tissues which causes an abnormal inflammation.[L5840] TNF-alpha has been identified as a key regulator of the inflammatory response. The signaling cascades of this inflammatory mediator can produce a wide range of reactions including cell death, survival, differentiation, proliferation and migration.[A176660]