Table 2

Advantages by route of administration

Route

Advantages


Subcutaneous

Patient control

Lack of associated (such as office-related) costs

No need for patient to travel to office

Intravenous

Physician control

Automatic compliance

Dose not limited by volume

Continuous titration available

Rapid onset of action

Reimbursed by Medicare


Schwartzman and Morgan Arthritis Res Ther 2004 6(Suppl 2):S19-S23   doi:10.1186/ar996