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As long as the E.D: There is an experation data on the box it came in. I would not go too much further than the date, as long as it has been well refrigerated. ...Read more
Could Humira (adalimumab) cause drug-induced lupus on the head? Some small lesions on the head. (Rheumatoid arthritis)
Humira (adalimumab) and lupus: Anti-TNFs drugs have been associated with Lupus. But it may also be other conditions like fungus, eczema. impetigo. Could try over the counter selsun blue see if helps. Discuss with rheumatologist, http://rheumatology.oxfordjournals. Org/content/48/7/716.full. Pdf ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've been taking Methotrexate and I'm on a study drug for my Psoriatic Arthritis, I think the study drug is Humira (adalimumab), (adalimumab) can Humira (adalimumab) cause weight gain?
First day of humira (adalimumab) and still hurting can I take something for the pain. I am still in pain and I have swelling. Can I take an OTC drug to help?
Is there a drug that's less expensive and can be used as a alternative to humira (adalimumab) for rheumatoid arthritis?
YES: There are multiple drugs for arthritis cheaper than humira. Pills like methotrexate, sulfasalaxine, Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) and Leflunomide can be used alone or in combination. There is also an injectable form of Methotrexate that can sometimes be more effective. Prednisone can also be taken. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatories can be used. Depending on your insurance, another biologic may be cheaper than humira. ...Read more
Drug interaction of humira (adalimumab) with niacin can taking niacin affect the effectiveness of humira (adalimumab)?
No: Though interactions were reported in patients taking these two agents, Humira (adalimumab) and niacin, the patients were taking multiple other medications. It was not shown to be an interaction between the Niacin and humira (adalimumab). To test it individually, the Niacin could simply be stopped for a month assuming the Niacin was being used to treat hyperlipidemia. Ask your doctor if it is safe to hold the niacin. ...Read more
Why does it sting so much when I take humira (adalimumab)? It's not the needle, it's the drug itself when I am injecting it
Humira (adalimumab) hurts: Humira (adalimumab) is a great drug in terms of its effectiveness for arthritis, uveitis, inflammatory bowel disease and other autoimmune but it hurts everyone who gets this medication. I have spoken to Humira (adalimumab) drug reps about this since I prescribe it to kids. There is something in the formulation that causes the stinging. Try warming med to body temp under your arm for 10 min before injecting. It helps some. ...Read more
For rheumatologists, my mom's dr prescriped methotrexate, HQ, and prednisone plus Humira (adalimumab) q2wks for her RA. Is that very strong drugs on her or normal?
"Normal" Combination: That is a reasonable combination.Get a more detailed answer ›
Rheumatoid arthritis for 7 yrs. On methotrexate & prednisone. Tried so many drugs (orencia, enbrel, (etanercept) humira...). Feeling defeated. What else can I try?
Other choices: Some older drugs such as Plaquenil may help, especially with fatigue. There are also newer drugs that act via different mechanisms such as actemra (tocilizumab). I assume the diagnosis of RA is definite. If not, retest other possibilities. An exercise program may be very beneficial, especially if you start slowly and build up with hurting yourself. Don't give up hope. You can get better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Simple injections: The process is quite simple. Humira (adalimumab) comes in two froms: a standard pre-filled syringe or a "pen" in both cases you allow the medication to get to room temperature for 15-20 minutes, pick the site of injection on thigh or abdomen, swab the area with alcohol and then inject. The standard syringe simply gets pushed in over a few seconds. With the pen you insert the needle then push on the plunger ta. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See details: It may start to work after 1 or 2 injections but it usually takes 3-4 months to reach its maximum effectiveness. ...Read more