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How effective is tocilizumab?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Practitioner

Tocilizumab is similar to other biologics in its effectiveness against RA. Joint x-rays of people treated with tocilizumab showed that it slowed the damaging effects of the disease. Several studies showed improvements in symptoms and function with tocilizumab treatment. 

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