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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. Jeffrey Wint
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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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I went to the doctor today bc of frequent urination. I get up at least twice a night to pee. My urine also smells very strong. No infection. On Humira?

Humira Side Effects: While frequent urination (polyuria) is a reported side effect, it is best to be checked for diabetes as well. A simple series of tests can rule that in or out. How long have you been on Humira? If a long time, and this is a new finding, I would definitely get checked for diabetes first, and then your physician can go from there with the further work up, if indicated ...Read more

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I burned my finger and have a dime-size blister. The skin was already damaged from a previous burn. I take Humira, (adalimumab) &worry about infection. Treatment?

I burned my finger and have a dime-size blister. The skin was already damaged from a previous burn. I take Humira, (adalimumab) &worry about infection. Treatment?

Keep an eye on it: You will need to keep an eye on it . If the lesion spreads, fails to heal after 2 weeks, becomes tender and warmth, or exudes pus, call your doctor immediately. Otherwise just be sure to keep the area clean. ...Read more

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If on my feet most of the day I have uti feeling of urgency/painful urinating. No infection. Causes? Side effect from Humira or Zofran (ondansetron)?

If on my feet most of the day I have uti feeling of urgency/painful urinating. No infection. Causes? Side effect from Humira or Zofran (ondansetron)?

Urine urgency 60 M: Need more details. At your age consider prostatic enlargement. Not nerve ablation but don't know where. Consider nerve damage to nerves the control bladder as possibility. Check with your team and describe in great detail. ...Read more

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I have swollen lymph nodes in my neck a yeast infection and lumps in my groin that are painful and sometimes itchy I am currently on humira (adalimumab)?

See doc ASAP: Since Humira (adalimumab) may adversely impact your immune system, you need to see your doctor immediately since even a minor infection for others may become a life-threatening one for you. Don't wait another minute. ...Read more

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Is yeast infection a side effect of humira (adalimumab)?

Conceptual yes.: Humira (adalimumab) can cause an increase in both trivial infections and more severe ones, including reactivation of tb. Certainly yeast infections are quite common, but they certainly could increase in frequency. ...Read more

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Is a systemic yeast infection a side effect of humira (adalimumab)?

Is a systemic yeast infection a side effect of humira (adalimumab)?

Possible side effect: Humira (adalimumab) is a tumor necrosis factor-alpha (tnfa) blocker. As a possible side effect, patients using tnfa blockers are at higher risk for developing serious or fatal multi-organ infections from fungi (yeast), bacteria, viruses, parasites, etc... ...Read more

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Yeast infection and thrush 1 week after injecting sub q 40mg Humira (adalimumab). Tried OTC meds but no help. Is there something my dr can prescribe?

Yes, discuss w/ doc: There are prescription options for yeast. However, if OTC treatment hasn't worked, many of the prescription drugs also might be a problem. Yeast infection and thrush are the same thing. Has your yeast infection been professionally diagnosed? Discuss with your doctor. Probably this is unrelated to your treatment with Humira®), just a coincidence. ...Read more

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On humira for a year, now have yeast infections after sexual activity, have completed diflucan (fluconazole) (2 pills) last week.Calling as doc in am, what treats?

On humira for a year, now have yeast infections after sexual activity, have completed diflucan (fluconazole) (2 pills) last week.Calling as doc in am, what treats?

Odd: If sex partner the same and vaginal infections not prevalent before humira, (adalimumab) then Humira (adalimumab) may be the cause. However, may not be yeast but bacterial vaginosis instead. Yeast usually suppressed by the natural bacteria in the vagina which keep the ph low. Need gyn exam to determine precise cause to get correct treatment. Not to worry if Humira (adalimumab) the problem as there are other drugs nearly identical. ...Read more

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How can I travel while being dependent on humira (adalimumab)?

How can I travel while being dependent on humira (adalimumab)?

Humira (adalimumab): The key is to discuss this with the prescribing doctor since there are always ways and alternatives to ensure you receive your medication whether you administer it or contact is made with a clinic in your travel plans to administer. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Lowe
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Adalimumab (Definition)

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Dr. Robert Lowe
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Humira (Definition)

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