Hi, I have to make a decision in the next couple of weeks whether to go on Adalimumab or Rituximab. My consultant says I am eligible for either and I can choose. I'm really stuck on what to do. I much prefer the idea of having an infusion twice every 6 months rather than a fortnightly injection which I do myself. However, on the research I have done it looks like you have to have steroids with the infusion to help with any reactions, but this often results in weight gain and this really puts me off and is a problem for me. Do you always have steroids with it?
Also the Reituximab looks like it has better outcomes on the clinical trials I have read, but the side effects and risks are much worse.
What are the main differences between these drugs and how they work. I don't know how to decide and feel stuck. Thank you