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How long can the drug "humira" last in my refrigerator?

How long can the drug "humira" last in my refrigerator?

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

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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 more

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Is there a drug that is less expensive and can be used as a alternative to humira (adalimumab)?

Is there a drug that is less expensive and can be used as a alternative to humira (adalimumab)?

No: Humira (adalimumab) is a biologic? Infliximab is more expensive. Other medications may be an option, but this should be discussed with ourngastroenterologist. ...Read more

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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

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Drug interaction of humira (adalimumab) with niacin can taking niacin affect the effectiveness of humira (adalimumab)?

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

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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

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

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Rheumatoid arthritis for 7 yrs. On methotrexate & prednisone. Tried so many drugs (orencia, enbrel, (etanercept) humira...). Feeling defeated. What else can I try?

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 more

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What is humira (adalimumab) for?

What is humira (adalimumab) for?

Too treat severe....: Rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis. Ankylosing spondylitis and crohn's disease. I have used it off label in treating temporal arteritis and a few other conditions. However, off label uses are generally not covered by insurance. ...Read more

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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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What is the humira (adalimumab) injection procces?

What is the humira (adalimumab) injection procces?

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 more

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How long does it take for humira (adalimumab) to work?

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

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How can I travel while being dependent on humira (adalimumab)?

How can I travel while being dependent on humira (adalimumab)?

Humira (adalimumab): The key is to discuss this with the prescribing doctor since there are always ways and alternatives to ensure you receive your medication whether you administer it or contact is made with a clinic in your travel plans to administer. ...Read more

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