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A 31-year-old male asked:

does humira (adalimumab) cause lupus ?

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Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Never heard of it: I can't think of a mechanism wherein Humira (adalimumab) would lead to Lupus. However it is usually used to treat autoimmune disorders and those who already have an autoimmune disease are at risk to develop another as the result of impaired immune regulation

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A 26-year-old member asked:

What is humira (adalimumab) typically prescribed for?

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Angus Worthing
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Many autoimmune dis.: Humira (adalimumab) has been approved for many autoimmune diseases and is commonly used for rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, skin psoriasis, inflammatory bowel disease, and ankylosing spondylitis.
A 22-year-old member asked:

I injected myself with the humira (adalimumab) pen about 1hr30 after removing it from the fridge. Is this bad to do?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 43 years experience
No: Don't worry; should not be or cause a problem.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Is there an immune system build up after discontinuing humira (adalimumab)?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kathryn Riordan
Rheumatology 38 years experience
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 increase and the levels of many cytokines that are involved in inflammation increase as the systemic inflammation increases but tnf is only one protein that increases with increases in inflammation. There is not a build up.
A 45-year-old member asked:

Does humira (adalimumab) have severe side effects?

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Dr. Michael Laccheo
Dr. Michael Laccheoanswered
Rheumatology 15 years experience
It can: While Humira (adalimumab) is generally well tolerated, in rare cases it can have serious side effects including life threatening infections.
A 30-year-old member asked:

How long will "humira" last in my refrigerator?

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Dr. Douglas Mund
Rheumatology 46 years experience
MONTHS: The "shelf life" of Humira (adalimumab) is usually at least one year or longer. The best way to check is look on the container. There is an expiration date past which the medication loses its efficacy. As long as you have not passed this date the medication is effective and can stay in the frig.

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