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What is infection risk that is caused by humira (adalimumab) ?

What is infection risk that is caused by humira (adalimumab) ?

Humira (adalimumab) infections : Viral infections, bacterial infections, fungal infections and tuberculosis are some of infections with Humira (adalimumab) usage.Extent, site, organ system involved vary in patient to patient . Hepatitis b infection can become active in carriers of this virus.Assocated medication usage, patients over all health, other chronic diseases can play a role in cause and severity of infection. Check with your dr. ...Read more

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Dr. Chad Levitt
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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Has anyone out there almost died or had some bad unexplained infection while on humira (adalimumab)?

Has anyone out there almost died or had some bad unexplained infection while on humira (adalimumab)?

Rarely so: Can increase risk for infection especially TB or viral or fungal. Get checked out before starting it, vaccinated etc. Get followed during rx. ...Read more

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If humira (adalimumab) will cause infection risks and many side effects, so if we stopped it would those infection be gone and gain a great health again?

If humira (adalimumab) will cause infection risks and many side effects, so if we stopped it would those infection be gone and gain a great health again?

Adalimumab: This tnf blocker has significant risks associated with its use, but the diseases for which it is prescribed (in your case presume rheumatoid arthritis) may not be controlled otherwise. This needs to be discussed with your doctor and a full understanding of risks and benefits developed. ...Read more

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Is humira safe for me to go on? I am worried about getting infections and maybe cancer. And about the long term side effects?

Is humira safe for me to go on? I am worried about getting infections and maybe cancer.  And about the long term side effects?

Do you NEED it?: All decisions to take medication, even an aspirin, weigh risks and benefits. Apart from hormone replacements and nutritional supplements, the only medicines that do not have significant side effects are the placebo treatments of charlatans. Adalimumab has enabled people crippled by arthritis, psoriasis, colitis and so forth to live normal lives. Infections recognized early can be managed. ...Read more

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Is neulasta (pegfilgrastim) given to patients taking humira? I know humira patients have a higher risk of infections and since I'm a cancer survivor, just curious.

No: Neulasta (pegfilgrastim) is for patients who lose their neutrophils (major component of white blood cells), due to radiation or chemotherapy mainly. Humira suppresses the immune system, to reduce inflammation, through other mechanisms not affecting neutrophil count ...Read more

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I was on Humira for RA. I kept getting head colds and sinus infections so I stopped taking it. What side effects should I expect?

I was on Humira for RA. I kept getting head colds and sinus infections so I stopped taking it. What side effects should I expect?

RA worse. : First and foremost, your RA symptoms, both the joint pains and any extra-articular issues you may have, may worsen quite quickly. You need to discuss RA treatment plan B with your Rheumatologist. ...Read more

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I'm at an increased risk of infection on humira, (adalimumab) but as a derm/plastic surg, is infection or granules ur biggest concern w/fillers? Or neither really?

I'm at an increased risk of infection on humira, (adalimumab) but as a derm/plastic surg, is infection or granules ur biggest concern w/fillers? Or neither really?

Not major concern: Although the risk of an infection or biofilm is always a concern with any procedure it is sufficiently low with fillers that is is not a common problem. Your Methotrexate will also place you at a higher risk of infection and possible bruising. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Lowe
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Adalimumab (Definition)

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


Dr. Robert Lowe
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Humira (Definition)

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