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Humira And Lymphoma
How much more does taking humira (adalimumab) once a week versus bi weekly increase chances of lymphoma?
Humira (adalimumab): Side effects depend on several factors: the original disease, concomitant use of other medications like immunosuppressants. Dosing / frequency differ for from one indication to the other, and lymphoma isn't the only thing to worry about, confer with your doctor about risk/benefit ratio, and close follow up, no one can precisely predict, judicious use and weighing alternatives should be followed ...Read more
I am 48 and so far have had no problems with humira (adalimumab) which I have been on for 2 years but I am concernd about lymphoma. What are the percentages?
Don't lose any sleep: Humira (adalimumab) is used to treat several different conditions. The increased risk of malignancy with this type of medication is probably very low. Also remember that some of the conditions Humira (adalimumab) is used for, such as rheumatoid arthritis, have an increased risk of lymphoma, so it may be the disease that is causing a problem rather than the humira (adalimumab). ...Read more
If taking humira (adalimumab) twice per month for one year and mtx every weekend will cause lymphoma and inflammation of the liver. How to avoid that from happenin?
blood tests: It is recommended to take blood tests every 8 weeks to screen for potential problems.Your rheumatologist is the best person to advise you. ...Read more
I have ra.Will start on taking humira (adalimumab) plus methotrexate can I protect myself from having lymphoma amd liver inflamation?
RA: There is a higher risk to have the lymphoma in the patient with RA, comparing to the general population. The risk is higher when the patient is receiving the biological agents. Your doctor will follow your blood tests for the monitoring the liver function, the blood cells count. Alcohol should be avoided during the Methotrexate treatment. Hepatitis B, C, A tests will be done too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer