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What exactly is a humira (adalimumab) injection?

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

Tissue (Definition)

The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more


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What are vision problems with humira (adalimumab)?

Uncommon: Although uncommon, Humira (adalimumab) may be associated with vision problems including cataracts and optic neuritis, an inflammatory condition of the optic nerves. ...Read more

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Does humira (adalimumab) have severe side effects?

Does humira (adalimumab) have severe side effects?

Yes: The major risk is infections, including tuberculosis. Your doctor will want to screen you for past exposure to hepatitis b and TB because starting this medication. Other side effects include neurologic disorders, reduced blood counts and an increased risk of lymphoma. That said, biologics suchas Humira (adalimumab) are superb in reducing the inflammation associated with rheumatoid arthritis and related disease. ...Read more

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Is it bad to smoke while taking humira (adalimumab)?

Yes: While there is no interaction between smoking and humira (adalimumab), (adalimumab) smoking can worsen the manifestations of autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, etc. Smokers are more prone to infections while is an important issue when taking humira (adalimumab). ...Read more

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How long can the drug "humira" last in my refrigerator?

As long as the E.D: There is an experation data on the box it came in. I would not go too much further than the date, as long as it has been well refrigerated. ...Read more

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How long to stay off humira (adalimumab) before surgery?

How long to stay off humira (adalimumab) before surgery?

Two weeks!: Two weeks before (one dose), and two weeks after is very much the standard protocol! ...Read more

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Does humira (adalimumab) cause irritating skin breakouts?

Yes: If you mean skin rashes, the answer is yes. Discuss this problem with the doctor who prescribed it. ...Read more

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If i take humira, (adalimumab) can I ever have the zostovax shot?

See below: That vaccine is a live vaccine. You need to speak with your prescribing doctor about whether you can leave the Humira (adalimumab) off for a period of time if you are determined to have this vaccine. ...Read more

Connective Tissue (Definition)

There are many types of connective tissue, but in general it is a mass of fibers and thick "goopy" fluids secreted by specialized cells. The body often uses connective tissue to help ...Read more


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Adalimumab (Definition)

Adalimumab is an arthritis therapy which is a ...Read more