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Dr. Robert Lowe
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Adalimumab (Overview)

Adalimumab is an arthritis therapy which is a kind of pain medication.


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Adalimumab advice online?

Adalimumab advice online?

Try the manufacturer: For any non-generic drug, the manufacturer's website is often a good source of information. In the usa, the fda monitors the content of these websites to be certain that it is accurate and presents a fair balance between "pros and cons" of the drug. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Lowe
169 doctors shared insights

Adalimumab (Overview)

Adalimumab is an arthritis therapy which is a kind of pain medication.


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What exactly is a humira (adalimumab) injection?

Usually not an issue: Most patient have little injection site discomfort. It is the only true human tnf-alpha antibody, and is given once every two weeks for arthritis, and once weekly for crohn's. I have had more success with this biologic than any other. ...Read more

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My mother have rheumatoid arthritis and her doctor prescribed methotrexate & adalimumab (sub-q), did this combination too heavy for health or normal?

My mother have rheumatoid arthritis and her doctor prescribed methotrexate  & adalimumab (sub-q), did this combination too heavy for health or normal?

No: This is appropriate combination therapy for uncontrolled ra. The benefits of these meds in preventing joint damage and disability far outweighs the risks. ...Read more

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Is there a drug that is less expensive and can be used as a alternative to humira (adalimumab)?

Is there a drug that is less expensive and can be used as a alternative to humira (adalimumab)?

No: Humira (adalimumab) is a biologic? Infliximab is more expensive. Other medications may be an option, but this should be discussed with ourngastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Is humira (adalimumab) an effective treatment for psoriasis?

Is humira (adalimumab) an effective treatment for psoriasis?

Yes: Humira (adalimumab) is one of our tnf inhibitors and it is a potent medication. It can quite helpful for psoriasis. You and your physician need to discuss the risks and benefits of the drug versus how bad your psoriasis is. ...Read more

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How well does humira (adalimumab) actually work for psoriasis? And what does it mean to be moderate/severe?

How well does humira (adalimumab) actually work for psoriasis? And what does it mean to be moderate/severe?

Well enough: Humira (adalimumab) targets the tumor necrosis factor (tnf) which is involved in inflammation and immune response. However when there is too much, the target may get damaged. Psoriasis involving mainly the skin, phototherapy may be helpful. But for arthritis, Humira (adalimumab) (and other tnf inhibitors) is a good option. They all have similar side effects- the risk of severe infection. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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Is a systemic yeast infection a side effect of humira (adalimumab)?

Is a systemic yeast infection a side effect of humira (adalimumab)?

Possible side effect: Humira (adalimumab) is a tumor necrosis factor-alpha (tnfa) blocker. As a possible side effect, patients using tnfa blockers are at higher risk for developing serious or fatal multi-organ infections from fungi (yeast), bacteria, viruses, parasites, etc... ...Read more

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What are typical side effects of adalimumab?

Infection the common: The most common side effect is infection, and a person on it is monitored for this. There are other things we look for including lymphoma , other malignancies, neurologic disorders, allergic reactions like anaphylaxis, hepatitis b virus reactivation, cytopenia, pancytopenia, tuberculosis, fungus infection, bacterial infection, heart failure and a lupus like syndrome. Your rheumatologists monitors. ...Read more

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