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Can Humira Affect Your Sperm
It is impossible: The needle is not long enough to cause that problem. The worst is occasional minor bleeding from a tiny skin vessel. ...Read more
Simple injections: The process is quite simple. Humira (adalimumab) comes in two froms: a standard pre-filled syringe or a "pen" in both cases you allow the medication to get to room temperature for 15-20 minutes, pick the site of injection on thigh or abdomen, swab the area with alcohol and then inject. The standard syringe simply gets pushed in over a few seconds. With the pen you insert the needle then push on the plunger ta. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a small supply of humira (adalimumab) which is slightly out of date. I don't have a good means of obtaining more right now. Would it be harmful to use it?
Avoid expired meds: Expiry date means that these drugs are tested for that much time and was considered to hold the same efficacy as the tablets on the first day of manufacturing. So expired medicines means there is no guarantees of any sort. So they are better to be avoided.. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: The needle is not long enough to hit anything except a minor skin vessel. ...Read more
Promising results...: A number of case studies and small trials are demonstrating some promise with this biologic agent. However, it's still considered experimental. ...Read more
Unknown: There are no direct studies to see the effects of alcohol and humira. However, if you are using another dmard such as Methotrexate or Arava (leflunomide) with the humira, then you should not use alcohol with those drugs. Some patients with RA feel that alcohol makes their RA worse. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very unlikely: Might stimulate infection.Get a more detailed answer ›
None: There both basically work by the same mechanism which is inhibition of tnp. ...Read more
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, which is why you are on humira, (adalimumab) and it is highly possible that the disease itself is or could be affecting the thyroid. ...Read more
Collaboration: The answer to this question is best obtained by having the two prescribers(oncologist and rheumatologist,gastroenterologist,etc) confer. Also your pharmacist can be helpful in this matter. ...Read more
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