What are biosimilar medicines for arthritis?
Biosimilar versions of some medicines used for arthritis are now available. A biosimilar medicine is a copy of a biologic medicine that has been shown to be highly similar to the original medicine. The original medicine and the biosimilar version are sold under different brand names. Biosimilar medicines are comprehensively evaluated to establish that they are comparable to the original biologic medicine in terms of quality, safety and effectiveness.
For more information about biosimilar medicines for arthritis including:-
- about biosimilar medicines
- making an informed decision
- substitution at the pharmacy level
- five steps to make sure you get the right medicine
Contact the Arthritis Helpline on 1800 011 041 to request your copy or download these resources for further reading: