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Is there an immune system build up after discontinuing Humira

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathryn Riordan
38 years experience Rheumatology
Humira (adalimumab): The body makes tnf- Alpha as one of the proteins involved in systemic inflammation. When any tnf blocker is stopped inflammation will usually increas ... Read More
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
17 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Build Up??: Difficult to answer. Humira (adalimumab) does cause suppression of the immune system to help fight the autoimmune disease, so stopping will hopefully ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Roschmann
46 years experience Rheumatology
Humira (adalimumab) Clearance: It takes about 5-6 x the "half life" for the body to metabolize / excrete a medication from the body. The "half life" of Humira (adalimumab) is 10-20 ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Efremov
43 years experience Internal Medicine
No simple answer: Some physicians use t cell subsets to measure immune impairment but there are many other tests. It is actually quite hard to quantify easily.
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Dr. Steven Machtinger
44 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Vigilance: Enough to worry about. If you didn't need a tnf-a antagonist you wouldn't be taking it. If this monoclonal antibody is not helping your crohn's diseas ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
48 years experience Rheumatology
Not definitive: It lowers resistance, but unclear how much. Essential is avoiding infectious exposure. Avoid individuals who have had live vaccines - for 30 days af ... Read More
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Dr. Guha Krishnaswamy
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Wouldn’t D/C yet: Studies suggest that in general immune suppression might worsen outcomes in viral infection. On the other hand some anti inflammatory Rx may help mit ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
37 years experience Rheumatology
Not a good idea: You should talk to your rheumatologist first. Medicines to boost your immune system could make your autoimmune disease worse.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julien Fahed
Specializes in Internal Medicine
It does suppress it: In general, when someone takes humira (adalimumab) more frequently, their immune system will theoretically be more affected. That being said, no more ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
MD supervision: Is mandatory while using those strong medications, counseling is important too, which I'm sure happened, yes steroids and biologicals suppress the imm ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
No: There are no supplements that you can take that will boost your immune system. Save your money.
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