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What is humira (adalimumab) for?

What is humira (adalimumab) for?

Too treat severe....: Rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis. Ankylosing spondylitis and crohn's disease. I have used it off label in treating temporal arteritis and a few other conditions. However, off label uses are generally not covered by insurance. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Lowe
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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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How long does it take for humira (adalimumab) to work?

See details: It may start to work after 1 or 2 injections but it usually takes 3-4 months to reach its maximum effectiveness. ...Read more

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How can I travel while being dependent on humira (adalimumab)?

How can I travel while being dependent on humira (adalimumab)?

Humira (adalimumab): The key is to discuss this with the prescribing doctor since there are always ways and alternatives to ensure you receive your medication whether you administer it or contact is made with a clinic in your travel plans to administer. ...Read more

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I've gained an insane amound of weight after taking humira, (adalimumab) is this normal?

No: Abnormal weight gain is not common with Humira (adalimumab) or other biologic agents. Weight gain has been reported if the patient was cachexic prior to the biologic treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Lowe
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Humira (Definition)

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