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Humira For Ankylosing Spondylitis
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
-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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dear doctors, as a person with ankylosing spondylitis, could you tell about the price of tnf-inhibitors, such as etanercept, infliximab, adalimumab?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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