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Is alchohol okay to drink when taking humira (adalimumab) for ra?

Is alchohol okay to drink when taking humira (adalimumab) for ra?

Unknown: There are no direct studies to see the effects of alcohol and humira. However, if you are using another dmard such as Methotrexate or Arava (leflunomide) with the humira, then you should not use alcohol with those drugs. Some patients with RA feel that alcohol makes their RA worse. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink alcohol with subcutaneous methotrexate? What is the average dose of sq methotrexate when taken with humira (adalimumab) for ra?

Is it safe to drink alcohol with subcutaneous methotrexate? What is the average dose of sq methotrexate when taken with humira (adalimumab) for ra?

No: Alcohol use when used with low dose Methotrexate can and has lead to liver failure and the need for a liver transplant. The amount of alcohol that can do this is different depending on other diseases a person has (hepatitis) , meds they are on, and their genetics.So unless you want to flirt with disaster, no amount of alcohol should be considered "safe". Absolutely ask your doctor before drinking. ...Read more

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Dangers of adding a lght.Dosage of HGH while taking humira (adalimumab) and methotrexate for ra. I am 41yr. Female. 122 lbs. Ty. ?

HGH and RA: I am not aware of any studies that show it is effective. The most important treatment, by far, is treatment that reduces inflammation. If you want to try something in addition to Humira (adalimumab) and methotrexate, consider fish oils. There is actually some evidence for that. But talk to your rheumatologist above all. ...Read more

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Does RA factor play into how long it will take Humira (adalimumab) to work? My RA factor is 600. And I just had my 2nd dose. Hoping it kicks in soon.

Does RA factor play into how long it will take Humira (adalimumab) to work? My RA factor is 600. And I just had my 2nd dose. Hoping it kicks in soon.

No: We don't have a good way yet to identify who will respond. You have sero-positive RA. Your chances o fresponding are still very good - so stick with it and discuss this with your rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Have ra. Intense itching. No change in meds, diet, lotions, etc. Could it be the humira (adalimumab)? On it for 3 months.

Have ra. Intense itching. No change in meds, diet, lotions, etc. Could it be the humira (adalimumab)? On it for 3 months.

Yes: It is possible to have a reaction to any medication while less likely with humors than many other drugs since it i has no foreign protein in it it is possible. ...Read more

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On humira q 14 days x 8 months ra. It is losing effectiveness. Adding plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) 200mg bid. Is this a good approach? When will i begin to feel better?

On humira q 14 days x 8 months ra. It is losing effectiveness. Adding plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) 200mg bid. Is this a good approach? When will i begin to feel better?

Good idea: Yes, addition of Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) makes sense but the Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) may take 1-2 months to kick in. There may some factors (weather, stress) that are making your RA worse instead of the Humira failing. ...Read more

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