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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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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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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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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

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