Tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitor drugs target the TNF protein responsible for triggering inflammation as part of several disease processes in the human body that are part of the pathophysiology of inflammatory bowel diseases, rheumatologic joint conditions, and psoriasis. Examples of TNF inhibitors approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for these conditions include adalimumab, certolizumab, etanercept, golimumab, and infliximab. These agents can be used as monotherapy or in combination with other medications (eg, methotrexate, prednisone, leflunomide, hydroxychloroquine, sulfasalazine). They are specifically designed to treat inflammatory conditions, and can be administered by subcutaneous injection — weekly, every other week, or every 4 weeks — or by an intravenous infusion every 4-8 weeks.
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