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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. 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

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Allergies (Definition)

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


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What exactly is a humira (adalimumab) injection?

What exactly is a humira (adalimumab) injection?

Usually not an issue: Most patient have little injection site discomfort. It is the only true human tnf-alpha antibody, and is given once every two weeks for arthritis, and once weekly for crohn's. I have had more success with this biologic than any other. ...Read more

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Should I take humira (adalimumab) if I have shingles?

Should I take humira (adalimumab) if I have shingles?

No!: Not while you have active disease. Getting shigles could be caused by Humira! ...Read more

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Cimzia (certolizumab pegol) 200? Uguale a humira?

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

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Is humira (adalimumab) an effective treatment for psoriasis?

Is humira (adalimumab) an effective treatment for psoriasis?

Yes: Humira (adalimumab) is one of our tnf inhibitors and it is a potent medication. It can quite helpful for psoriasis. You and your physician need to discuss the risks and benefits of the drug versus how bad your psoriasis is. ...Read more

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How frequently can you inject humira (adalimumab) into a leg?

Every 1 or 2 weeks.: Humira (adalimumab) is given either weekly or every 2 weeks depending on the circumstances. ...Read more

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How do I make sure I don't hit a vein with humira (adalimumab)?

How do I make sure I don't hit a vein with humira (adalimumab)?

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

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Humira (adalimumab) will it get rid of hidradenitis suppurata?

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

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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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What medicine is better remicade (infliximab) infusions or humira?

It depends: Medication is not working for everyone. Your doctor will decide which one is appropriated for your condition. It depends on your insurance formulary status, side effect, efficacy and drug-drug interaction with other medication, etc. ...Read more

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Can humira (adalimumab) injections cause your thyroid levels to be bad?

Can humira (adalimumab) injections cause your thyroid levels to be bad?

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

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Do most of you Crohn's patients on humira (adalimumab) do self-injection?

Yes: Humira (adalimumab) is designed for self injection. Some patients may have a family member or friend help. ...Read more

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After taking Rituxan (rituximab) would I have to wait 6 months before starting humira?

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

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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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Are there any between marijuana and Humira (adalimumab)? Would it be safe to take marijuana occasionally?

Are there any between marijuana and Humira (adalimumab)? Would it be safe to take marijuana occasionally?

Interaction: I don't think that there is any interaction between humira (adalimumab) and marijuana use. Your physician who prescribed the humira (adalimumab) can answer this question if you have further concerns. ...Read more

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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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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?

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

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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

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Adalimumab (Definition)

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Dr. Robert Lowe
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Humira (Definition)

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