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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 thats 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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How long will "humira" last in my refrigerator?

MONTHS: The "shelf life" of Humira (adalimumab) is usually at least one year or longer. The best way to check is look on the container. There is an expiration date past which the medication loses its efficacy. As long as you have not passed this date the medication is effective and can stay in the frig. ...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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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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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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