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Anyone taking humira (adalimumab) for rheumatoid arthritis?

Anyone taking humira (adalimumab) for rheumatoid arthritis?

Many patients!: Results are very good, particulary when used alone and better with methotrexate. The dirrence with Remicade (infliximab) is that it binds to tnf-a rendering ineffecftive. It is completely human in origin. A good choice for those who do prefer home sc injection, every two weeks. It is my favorite tnf-a class drug. ...Read more

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Is prednisone and humira (adalimumab) used together okay?

Is prednisone and humira (adalimumab) used together okay?

Yes, but............: Humira (adalimumab) should greatly reduce and even eliminate the need for prednisone, which is best used in rescue doses when arthritis flares! ...Read more

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Methotrexate vs humira (adalimumab), rheumatoid arthritis question?

Methotrexate vs humira (adalimumab), rheumatoid arthritis question?

MTX vs Humira (adalimumab): These drugs fight RA in completely different fashions. Mtx is the consensus first round choice of drugs to treat ra, both by the acr and eular (european version). Most, if not all, insurances require treatment failure with mtx before you start humira, (adalimumab) a much more expensive drug. In most cases, even if Humira (adalimumab) is started, patients will remain on mtx. ...Read more

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Anyone tried enbrel (etanercept) for treating rheumatoid arthritis?

Anyone tried enbrel (etanercept) for treating rheumatoid arthritis?

Many patients: Rheumatoid arthritis can often be controlled with some of the newer medications including enbrel (etanercept). Many patients are saved from irreversible crippling of the joints. The key is to get early diagnosis and effective treatment to prevent worsening. Enbrel (etanercept) is a biologic response modifier meaning that the drug is made by a biological system. The drug can be very effective. Untreated RA has huge risks. ...Read more

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Is methotrexate or humira (adalimumab) better for rheumatoid arthritis?

Is methotrexate or  humira (adalimumab) better for rheumatoid arthritis?

It's u as much as Rx: Again, this is a question for the treating specialist, most likely a rheumatologist. When treating a disorder like ra, there are a variety of medications that have been effective; as with everything else in medicine, no one size fits all, and the right drug or combo for each must be assessed over time by a specialist. ...Read more

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Currently taking humira (adalimumab) for crohns. diagnosed with dvt after foot fracture and prescribed xarelto. aren't there bleeding risks with humira (adalimumab) injections?

Currently taking humira (adalimumab) for crohns. diagnosed with dvt after foot fracture and prescribed xarelto. aren't there bleeding risks with humira (adalimumab) injections?

Localized: Bleeding at injection site aka bruising may occur. It may ooze at the injection site. Benefits of anticoagulation clearly out weighs any risk. Any bleeding at the injection site would be minimal. ...Read more

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Methotrexate vs humira (adalimumab), rheumatoid arthritis?

Methotrexate vs humira (adalimumab), rheumatoid arthritis?

Methotrexate: is a first line drug for rheumatoid arthritis, used frequently with hydroxchoroquine and sulfasalazine. Humira is an expensive biologic for those who have failed traditional first line regimens!

Humira works well for RA, but it is second line! ...Read more

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Is there anybody taking anti-tfn infliximab for rheumatoid arthritis?

Is there anybody taking anti-tfn infliximab for rheumatoid arthritis?

Many patients!: Results are very good, particulary when used alone and better with methotrexate. The dirrence with Remicade (infliximab) is that it blocks the tnf-a receptor, rather than binding tnf-a itself, but it accomplishes the same thing. It's infusion intervals are longer, because the turnover of recptors is slower than the production of tnf-a itself. A good choice for those who do not want to inject themselves sc. ...Read more

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Does Simponi (golimumab) Aria for rheumatoid arthritis have any effect when taken without methotrexate?

Simponi (golimumab) and RA: Dear Jennifer, Simponi also known as golimumab, in combination with methotrexate has been shown to improve severe RA; Clinical symptoms of joint pain and swelling as well as less radiographic damage were noted. Therefore the short answer to your question is Yes! Best wishes, Nisha ...Read more

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Are there any effective anti-tnf drugs for RA without methotrexate?

Are there any effective anti-tnf drugs for RA without methotrexate?

Yes : If a person can not or will not take Methotrexate with a tnfi, one may be able to substitute the Methotrexate for another NSAID such as lefluemide, sulfasalazine, Hydroxychloroquine or in some settings use the tnfi alone. ...Read more

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Drug interaction of humira (adalimumab) with niacin can taking niacin affect the effectiveness of humira (adalimumab)?

Drug interaction of humira (adalimumab) with niacin

can taking niacin affect the effectiveness of humira (adalimumab)?

No: Though interactions were reported in patients taking these two agents, Humira (adalimumab) and niacin, the patients were taking multiple other medications. It was not shown to be an interaction between the Niacin and humira (adalimumab). To test it individually, the Niacin could simply be stopped for a month assuming the Niacin was being used to treat hyperlipidemia. Ask your doctor if it is safe to hold the niacin. ...Read more

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On remicade (infliximab) for crohn's, would chinese herbal immune boosting medicine, be contraindicated?

On remicade (infliximab) for crohn's, would chinese herbal immune boosting medicine, be contraindicated?

Yes: Because the purity and exact ingredients are unknown, i would urge that you do not take this supplement while on Remicade (infliximab) or similar meds. ...Read more

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Any drug interactions while taking stelara (ustekinumab)? Okay to take Claritin for allergies?

Any drug interactions while taking stelara (ustekinumab)? Okay to take Claritin for allergies?

Claritin (loratadine) ok: the major interactions with Stelara (ustekinumab) (mAb against IL-12 and IL-23) include decreased vaccine efficacy and concern for immune suppression when added to other suppressive drugs. Use of Claritin is ok. ...Read more

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What medicine is better remicade (infliximab) infusions or humira?

It depends: Medication is not working for everyone. Your doctor will decide which one is appropriated for your condition. It depends on your insurance formulary status, side effect , efficacy and drug-drug interaction with other medication, etc. ...Read more

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Psoriasis+psor. Arthritis..Methotrexate 15mg for 2 mos. Already+humira weekly..Dr say stelera no good for arthr...Says remicade (infliximab) or enbrel maybe..Ok?

Nod to others:: Humira is a tnfa antibody, and is similar to envbrel. Remicade (infliximab) is an antibody to the tnfa receptor, so it works differently. But i would have tried you on leflunomide, and oral drug, before starting biologics. ...Read more

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Does celebrex (celecoxib) contain any blood thinning medications?

Does celebrex (celecoxib) contain any blood thinning medications?

Not exactly: Celebrex (celecoxib) is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). The nsaids are felt to have some "blood thinning" properties, and they can increase the risk of bleeding particularly when taken in combination with true blood thinners such as warfarin. ...Read more

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