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A 32-year-old male asked:

I have uc. i take humira (adalimumab) bi weekly but still have active colitis. wants me to do weekly humira (adalimumab). how much more does this suppress your immune system?

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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 tests will be needed. Also, one should assess the risk and the benefit of any intervention, because every intervention carries risk with it. Humira (adalimumab) here is trying to postpone the need for surgery.
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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 50 years experience
Somewhat more!: But weekly doses are sometimes needed!
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Last updated Oct 23, 2017

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