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Is it okay to drink alcohol while taking Methotrexate the same day (injection)? Also, can you drink while taking Humira (adalimumab)? I have JRA also.

Is it okay to drink alcohol while taking Methotrexate the same day (injection)? Also, can you drink while taking Humira (adalimumab)? I have JRA also.

Depends.: Cannot say in your particular case, but generally, there isn't that strong of an interaction. Main issue is if it is enough alcohol to directly cause serious harm (ulcer, seizures, pancreatitis, hospitalization). The RA drugs will complicate the issue. One drink. No, not an issue. ...Read more

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Can I drink alcohol while on humira (adalimumab)?

Can I drink alcohol while on humira (adalimumab)?

Humira (adalimumab) & alcohol: Alcohol does not interact with humira (adalimumab). If you are also on Methotrexate alcohol should be avoided. ...Read more

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Is alchohol okay to drink when taking humira (adalimumab) for ra?

Is alchohol okay to drink when taking humira (adalimumab) for ra?

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 more

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Once you take Humira (adalimumab) (self injection) can you drink alcohol the next day?

Once you take Humira (adalimumab) (self injection) can you drink alcohol the next day?

Humira+Etoh: Hello~ yes if you must, but if you are taking Humira (adalimumab) you must be talking other NSAIDS and that's a more cogent reason for not drinking alcohol at same time. You can live well without alcohol. Just stop it! ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink alcohol with subcutaneous methotrexate? What is the average dose of sq methotrexate when taken with humira (adalimumab) for ra?

Is it safe to drink alcohol with subcutaneous methotrexate? What is the average dose of sq methotrexate when taken with humira (adalimumab) for ra?

No: Alcohol use when used with low dose Methotrexate can and has lead to liver failure and the need for a liver transplant. The amount of alcohol that can do this is different depending on other diseases a person has (hepatitis), meds they are on, and their genetics. So unless you want to flirt with disaster, no amount of alcohol should be considered "safe". Absolutely ask your doctor before drinking. ...Read more

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I am 18 and am on methotrexate and humira (adalimumab) for Juvenile Arthritis. Is it safe for me to have a few drinks after my formal?

I am 18 and am on methotrexate and humira (adalimumab) for Juvenile Arthritis. Is it safe for me to have a few drinks after my formal?

No alcohol: Methotrexate can be hard on the liver and its potential harms is augmented by alcohol. Talk to your doctor about alternatives but don't mix alcohol and methotrexate. Best wishes. ...Read more

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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

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What is Humira (adalimumab) used for?

Several things: Humira (adalimumab) is used to treat a number of autoimmune diseases including several types of arthritis, psoriasis, inflammatory bowel disease and certain types of eye inflammation. ...Read more

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How long will "humira" last in my refrigerator?

Months: Or until it meets the expiration date! ...Read more

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Does humira (adalimumab) have severe side effects?

It can: While Humira (adalimumab) is generally well tolerated, in rare cases it can have serious side effects including life threatening infections. ...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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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

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Do you take humira (adalimumab)? What side effects have you noticed?

Biologic side effec: Humira (adalimumab) is an anti-tumor necrosis factor monoclonal antibody. It can interfer with the activity of rheumatoid arthritis and crohn's and help patients. It does suppress the immune protection of the body and there are a long list of side effects: the most common is increased risk of infections and we have to monitor you for that. Most of the others on the list can occur and we follow you. ...Read more

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Help docs, is humira (adalimumab) a good or bad medication to be on?

Depends: It depends on the disease, the stage of the disease and and is it the best alternative for the disease. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of humira (adalimumab) that people worry about?

What are the side effects of humira (adalimumab) that people worry about?

Risk of infection.: Increased risk for infection and modest increase in certain malignacies--the overwhelming patients on the drug have nothing to worry about, but the increase is definite. Also, life insurance difficulties will invariably appear. Do everything possible not to go on the drugs, if other options have not been tried. ...Read more

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I am going to to take humira (adalimumab) soon. What are the side effects?

Infection risk: The major side effect is an increased risk of infection. Other side effects includes lowered blood counts, elevated live enzymes, neurological disorders and a small risk for lymphoma. ...Read more

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How much more does taking humira (adalimumab) once a week versus bi weekly increase chances of lymphoma?

Humira (adalimumab): Side effects depend on several factors: the original disease, concomitant use of other medications like immunosuppressants. Dosing / frequency differ for from one indication to the other, and lymphoma isn't the only thing to worry about, confer with your doctor about risk/benefit ratio, and close follow up, no one can precisely predict, judicious use and weighing alternatives should be followed ...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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My wife uses humira (adalimumab) to treat her psoriasis but it costs $1700/month. Is there a cheaper alternative?

Methotrexate: Has your doctor told you about patient support from abbott for its Humira (adalimumab) product? If not check with him/her. Methotrexate is a possible low cost alternative. ...Read more

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Giving myself Humira (adalimumab) shot, if I did the pull back trick and blood came out, Can I still use the shot? Humira (adalimumab) being too expensive.

Giving myself Humira (adalimumab) shot, if I did the pull back trick and blood came out, Can I still use the shot? Humira (adalimumab) being too expensive.

Yes: The pullback is to avoid injecting the medication directly into a vein. That could kill you. There is no problem at all in repositioning the needle and injecting the med with a little bit of your own blood. Completely safe. ...Read more

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First day of humira (adalimumab) and still hurting can I take something for the pain. I am still in pain and I have swelling. Can I take an OTC drug to help?

First day of humira (adalimumab) and still hurting can I take something for the pain. I am still in pain and I have swelling. Can I take an OTC drug to help?

Yes: You can try aleve (naproxen) or advil but they have limited value. Often a small dose of Prednisone is very helpful until the Humira becomes effective. Discuss this issue with your rheumatologist. ...Read more

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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 more

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I am 48 and so far have had no problems with humira (adalimumab) which I have been on for 2 years but I am concernd about lymphoma. What are the percentages?

I am 48 and so far have had no problems with humira (adalimumab) which I have been on for 2 years but I am concernd about lymphoma. What are the percentages?

Don't lose any sleep: Humira (adalimumab) is used to treat several different conditions. The increased risk of malignancy with this type of medication is probably very low. Also remember that some of the conditions Humira (adalimumab) is used for, such as rheumatoid arthritis, have an increased risk of lymphoma, so it may be the disease that is causing a problem rather than the humira (adalimumab). ...Read more

Dr. Robert Lowe
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Humira (Definition)

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