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Hi could you tell me the would be any risks in taking humira (adalimumab) for my ankylosing spondylitis/crohn's and anabolic steroids. Thanks?

Hi could you tell me the would be any risks in taking humira (adalimumab) for my ankylosing spondylitis/crohn's and anabolic steroids. Thanks?

EVERYTHING has risks: You can easily google HUMIRA (adalimumab) go to the official website of the company & read the PLETHORA of side effects, contraindications, reactions with other medications, & warnings to its use. What I've written applies to each & every prescription medication approved by the FDA & even OTC's. Everything has risks- even vitamins! BUT THEY HAVE BENEFITS TOO. You should weigh RISKS against BENEFITS. ...Read more

Dr. Pierre Moeser
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Ankylosing Spondylitis (Definition)

-defect that effects the spine, causing ligaments and other elements of the spine to calcify, & making it essentially fused in severe cases. As the spine calcification takes place, it is painful, & flexion is more comfy. So accentuated kyphosis CS&TS. Essentially ending fixed downward gaze. It effects hips, & has pulmry compromise 2nd 2 deformity. Indomethacin is manic early for slwng ...Read more


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I have ankylosing spondylitis. I will begin taking humira (adalimumab). Does the differend brands of bio-medicin require the same bloodwork? Thank you

I have ankylosing spondylitis. I will begin taking humira (adalimumab). Does the differend brands of bio-medicin require the same bloodwork? Thank you

Yes, but not much: The anti-tnf medications (humira, enbrel, simponi, (golimumab) etc) don't require a lot of labs. I usually check labs for hepatitis b and TB before treatment, and a TB test annually after starting treatment. Keep in mind, that other medications (including naproxen) also require monitoring. ...Read more

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Have been diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis...My age 23...My doctor put me on humira (adalimumab) for 1year.The year is end with dramatic response.Shall istop?

Have been diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis...My age 23...My doctor put me on humira (adalimumab) for 1year.The year is end with dramatic response.Shall istop?

Long Term treatment: This condition at this point has no cure so treatment is often life long. Regular assessment by a rhuematologist is needed so the disease can be followed, reactions to medications monitored and referral to surgeons set up if problems arise (ie spinal stenosis, fractures, infections from immuno-supression etc). ...Read more

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Dear doctors, as a person with ankylosing spondylitis, could you tell about the price of tnf-inhibitors, such as etanercept, infliximab, adalimumab?

See below: They run about 4figures/month.---if you have not insurance, you may qualify to receive the drug for free directly from the pharmaceutical company. Talk to your rheumatologist about this. ...Read more

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Can ankylosing spondylitis be cured?

Can ankylosing spondylitis be cured?

No: This is an inflammation of the facets of the spine, the sacroiliac joint and rib facets related to an inherited deficiency of bodily antigen (termed hla b27). Treatment is very helpful and it tends to be episodic. The spondylitis part is when the facts fuse causing stiffness of the spine. You should be under the care of a rheumatologist for this. ...Read more

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What could cause ankylosing spondylitis?

Unknown, genes: The exact cause is uncertain, but it does seem to have a genetic connection. It is more common in males. It usually starts in early adulthood (occasionally earlier or later), ofter with morning stiffness and back pain. Severe pain, stiffness in a young person in the absence of trauma may be a good reason to see your doctor. Consider a seeing a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is ankylosing spondylitis?

What sort of problem is ankylosing spondylitis?

Arthritis/inherited: This is an inflammation of the facets of the spine, the sacroiliac joint and rib facets related to an inherited deficiency of bodily antigen (termed hla b27). Treatment is very helpful and it tends to be episodic. The spondylitis part is when the facts fuse causing stiffness of the spine. You should be under the care of a rheumatologist for this as it is best to avoid the crippling aspects. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Nelson
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Spondylitis (Definition)

An inflammatory condition of the spine such as ankylosing spondylitis. Spondy = spine ...Read more


Dr. Robert Lowe
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Adalimumab (Definition)

Adalimumab is an arthritis therapy which is a ...Read more