Subcutaneous Tocilizumab (RoACTEMRA) With or Without Methotrexate for the Treatment of Inadequate Responders in Systemic Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

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Therapeutic Areas: Rheumatology
Year: 2017

Tocilizumab is a drug that targets and blocks the IL-6 pathway and is currently used for the treatment of many diseases, including sJIA, rheumatoid arthritis and Giant Cell Arteritis (GCA). It is now being developed for patients with sJIA that may have been treated with, and have not responded to another drug called methotrexate. It is being developed to be administered as an injection under the skin (subcutaneous) as opposed to the usual intravenous infusion preparation and this has the potential to reduce patient inconvenience and clinical burden.