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Is it bad to smoke while taking Humira

A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Laccheo
Dr. Michael Laccheoanswered
Rheumatology 15 years experience
Yes: Smoking while on Humira (adalimumab) can greatly increase your risk for developing a serious lung infection. It also makes treating your underlying au... Read More
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Yes: While there is no interaction between smoking and humira (adalimumab), (adalimumab) smoking can worsen the manifestations of autoimmune diseases like ... Read More
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Yes!: And when not using Humira!

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Usually good: Humira (adalimumab) is an extremely effective therapy for a number of diseases including ra, psoriasis and inflammatory bowel disease.
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 40 years experience
Humira (adalimumab) reaction: You didn't mention what kind if reaction your husband experienced. At any rate, you need to report any symptoms that you suspect were due to the drug ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lages
Rheumatology 68 years experience
Depends: It depends on the disease, the stage of the disease and and is it the best alternative for the disease.
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 43 years experience
No: Don't worry; should not be or cause a problem.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Allergy and Immunology 17 years experience
Humira (adalimumab): There is no supporting evidence for Humira (adalimumab) affecting "thyroid levels." but you must take into account that you have an autoimmune disease... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 43 years experience
Rarely so: Can increase risk for infection especially TB or viral or fungal. Get checked out before starting it, vaccinated etc. Get followed during rx.
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
Humira (adalimumab): I recommend that you use a different biologic such as stellara, enbrel, or Remicade (infliximab) which is given by an infusion.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Okamoto
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Do not worry: My advice to all my patients is "Do not worry, but verify" -that is, if something is out of the ordinary, do not ignore it, BUT instead of worrying ab... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Call doctor: Be sure to call the doctor who prescribed it and inform him about this reaction. There are likely alternatives if Humira (adalimumab) turned out to be... Read More

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