Monday, September 8, 2008

TNF-Blocker Drugs have risks... we know...

You hate to hear of things like this, but also, ignorance is not bliss. We must be aware that the drugs Charlotte is on, whilst they are doing their job that we need them to do, they also affect her body in a way that causes us to examine every sniffle & sneeze from her.

FDA: Manufacturers of TNF-Blocker Drugs Must Highlight Risk of Fungal Infections

To view the press release click here:


Story Highlights
- Enbrel, Remicade, Humira and Cimzia to get stronger warnings
- They work by suppressing the immune system, which leaves patients vulnerable
- Patients could develop a fungal infection which, if not treated, can be fatal
- The fungal infection, histoplasmosis, mimics the flu

2 comments:

Heaven's Eye Phtotography said...

All the more reason for someone to finally come up with a functional bubble for our children to live in! I don't envy your position, but just keep doing what you do best...live one moment at a time, a positive attitude and your strong mommy instincts. Hang in there:) K

Jacob's Mom said...

I saw that release too. There is nothing easy about giving meds to your child that has these risks. The alternative is far more scary than these side effects. If the meds are working we have no choice. All we can hope for is continued research and better drugs that do their job and have fewer side effects.