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Is it true that humira (adalimumab) a good or bad medication to be on?

Is it true that humira (adalimumab) a good or bad medication to be on?

Usually good: Humira (adalimumab) is an extremely effective therapy for a number of diseases including ra, psoriasis and inflammatory bowel disease. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Lowe
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Help docs, is humira (adalimumab) a good or bad medication to be on?

Depends: It depends on the disease, the stage of the disease and and is it the best alternative for the disease. ...Read more

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I have rheumatoid arthritis and take methotrexate and humira (adalimumab) injections. I want to get look better by getting filler for my face. Please let me know which ones are not in conflict with my medications. Thanks?

I have rheumatoid arthritis and take methotrexate and humira (adalimumab) injections. I want to get look better by getting filler for my face. Please let me know which ones are not in conflict with my medications. Thanks?

Filler options: You need to avoid sculptra with RA as you may be at increased risk for nodule and granuloma formation. Ha fillers like juvederm or Restylane (dermal fillers) should be safe but last only a year or so. Fat transfer is a good long term option but has more down time. Consult with a local experienced facial plastic surgeon. ...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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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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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?

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?

Yes: You can try aleve (naproxen) or advil but they have limited value. Often a small dose of Prednisone is very helpful until the Humira becomes effective. Discuss this issue with your rheumatologist. ...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?

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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I had an abscess on my gum that drained and I'm taking pen blog for it. Can I take my scheduled humira (adalimumab)?

I had an abscess on my gum that drained and I'm taking pen blog for it. Can I take my scheduled humira (adalimumab)?

Gum abscess humira (adalimumab): Infections don't heal as quickly when your immunocompromised, it depends on how much or how often your taking humira (adalimumab), (adalimumab) definitely a question for the physician who prescribed the humira (adalimumab). ...Read more

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Could Humira (adalimumab) cause drug-induced lupus on the head? Some small lesions on the head. (Rheumatoid arthritis)

Rare side effect: Demyelination CNS disease and drug induced lupus are rare side effects of humira (adalimumab). Best to consult with your prescribing Doctor sooner than later. Best wishes ...Read more

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I did my second humira (adalimumab) injection tonight but when I pulled the pen away liquid ran down my stomach and over my hand. What should I do?

Humira (adalimumab) Injection: Dear Kirsty: It sounds like some of the liquid medication (humira (adalimumab)) ran down your hand. This is not dangerous. Review your injection technique with an RN. If this keeps happening, alter the injection to the thigh. The more common skin reactions to humira (adalimumab) injections are: redness, rash, swelling, itching, or bruising. What you experienced is not a reaction. All the best! ...Read more

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I inject humira (adalimumab) in my stomach and sometimes I get a bruise, sometimes I don't. How do I stay bruise fee? Its not the pen its the syringe.

Try this.: When you bruise it is because you have injured a small vessel that leaks some blood before it finally clots off. There is no way to avoid hitting a vessel you can't even see but you could try holding some firm pressure against the injection site for a few minutes after injection. No guarantees. ...Read more

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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?

It does not appear: That weight gain is a known side effect of humira (adalimumab). For more information:

http://www. Drugs. Com/sfx/humira (adalimumab)-side-effects. Html

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Dr. Robert Lowe
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