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Drinking While On Humira
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
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
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
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?
It can: While Humira (adalimumab) is generally well tolerated, in rare cases it can have serious side effects including life threatening infections. ...Read more
Yes!: And when not using Humira!Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Two weeks!: Two weeks before (one dose), and two weeks after is very much the standard protocol! ...Read more
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
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
Depends: It depends on the disease, the stage of the disease and and is it the best alternative for the disease. ...Read more
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
Very, Very: Small!Get a more detailed answer ›
No.: You probably hit a small blood vessel. Do not worry! ...Read more
No!: What did you think was a wrong place? ...Read more
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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