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Humira Allergy In Children
RA + psoriasis. MTX allergy. Enbrel (etanercept) non effective. Humira semi-effective but Vectra score 30 with extreme fatigue. MD wants to try Xeljanz?
RA + psoriasis: There are a number of newer medications that could help you. Xeljanz works by disrupting cytokine and growth factor signaling pathways. A trial of the medication is useful to see whether it helps you. Other medications that might help include Remicade (infliximab) and Apremilast ...Read more
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
Yes!: And when not using Humira!Get a more detailed answer ›
No!: Not while you have active disease. Getting shigles could be caused by Humira! ...Read more
Similar medications: Cimzia (certolizumab pegol) and Humira both work by blocking tnf alpha. They are similar medications but not the same. They should not be used together. They both increase the risk of infection. They both increase the risk from tuberculosis. ...Read more
Yes!: It works well.Get a more detailed answer ›
No!: It will ultimately be absorbed!Get a more detailed answer ›
Every 1 or 2 weeks.: Humira (adalimumab) is given either weekly or every 2 weeks depending on the circumstances. ...Read more
It is impossible: The needle is not long enough to cause that problem. The worst is occasional minor bleeding from a tiny skin vessel. ...Read more
Promising results...: A number of case studies and small trials are demonstrating some promise with this biologic agent. However, it's still considered experimental. ...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
Very unlikely: Might stimulate infection.Get a more detailed answer ›
Same!: They work similarly!Get a more detailed answer ›
Humira (adalimumab): There is no supporting evidence for Humira (adalimumab) affecting "thyroid levels." but you must take into account that you have an autoimmune disease, which is why you are on humira, (adalimumab) and it is highly possible that the disease itself is or could be affecting the thyroid. ...Read more
Yes: Humira (adalimumab) is designed for self injection. Some patients may have a family member or friend help. ...Read more
No: Humira (adalimumab) does not lower sperm count. ...Read more
Collaboration: The answer to this question is best obtained by having the two prescribers (oncologist and rheumatologist, gastroenterologist, etc) confer. Also your pharmacist can be helpful in this matter. ...Read more
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
Are there any between marijuana and Humira (adalimumab)? Would it be safe to take marijuana occasionally?
The doctor took my husband off of humira for his AS and now his problems or worse than before. Is that normal?
He needs treatment: Why was it stopped. Was it for infection or side effect? . What alternative is being offered? It is not surprising that he's having more symptoms since he's off treatment ...Read more
Are there any long term concerns in using humira (adalimumab) and lialda together for the treatment of chron's disease?
Compatible.: No contraindication to using both together.Get a more detailed answer ›
I started humira (adalimumab) 6 mos. Ago and my cholesterol went from 220 to 300. My HDL is 90! I exercise 150-200 min./wk. Do I need a statin?
Can't tell.: Need more info about your risk factors for heart disease as the goal for treatment depends upon those risk factors. Also, the primary target of therapy is LDL cholesterol and that was not noted in your question. I cannot figure it out because I do not have your trig number either. See the ncep guidelines or the framingham (mass.) risk calculator on line. ...Read more
I have had an average of 100.0 degree fever everyday for at least 3 months, any idea why? Recently stopped Humira (adalimumab) been on for 2 years.
Fever: Your immune system gets suppressed with Humira (adalimumab). Low grade fever suggests concerns for a infection. You need to see your MD get a good history and physical and discuss your temp record. Cause of fever needs to be found. Test based on symptoms may be needed. And yes CRP and ESR can be done but they are non specific. Have your MD find cause of fever. ...Read more
My daughter has Crohn's disease and has started Humira 3weeks ago. How long till it starts working and what can she do for her diarhea in the meantime?
Call doctor: The diarrhea may well be the side effect from Humira. As for responses, they vary from person to person. Contact your doctor re. The diarrhea however. ...Read more
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
I take humira (adalimumab) for Crohn's disease. I also take melatonin to sleep and read melatonin may affect the humira (adalimumab). Should I be concerned?
Not really: It is good that you are reading the labels/warnings before using medications etc...But fortunately there is not much interaction between melatonin and humira (adalimumab)... ...Read more
After starting humira (adalimumab) almost 3 months ago I am noticing hairloss. Is this normal? Will it adjust? Or will I loose my hair completelly? Thank you
Hair loss: With Humira, not a known side effect of the drug, mind you, you are on imuran (azathioprine) as well, both drugs increase risk of infection, keep a close follow up with your doctors. Probably the hair loss is an indirect effect of the suppressed immune system to control the original disease, just observe and report to your doctor, wish you wellness ...Read more