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Is it bad to smoke while taking Humira

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Laccheo
14 years experience Rheumatology
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
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Usually good: Humira (adalimumab) is an extremely effective therapy for a number of diseases including ra, psoriasis and inflammatory bowel disease.
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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lages
67 years experience Rheumatology
Depends: It depends on the disease, the stage of the disease and and is it the best alternative for the disease.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
No: Don't worry; should not be or cause a problem.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
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
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
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.
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Humira (adalimumab): I recommend that you use a different biologic such as stellara, enbrel, or Remicade (infliximab) which is given by an infusion.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Okamoto
28 years experience Family Medicine
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 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
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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