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Is it bad to smoke while taking humira (adalimumab)?

Is it bad to smoke while taking humira (adalimumab)?

Yes: While there is no interaction between smoking and humira (adalimumab), (adalimumab) smoking can worsen the manifestations of autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, etc. Smokers are more prone to infections while is an important issue when taking humira (adalimumab). ...Read more

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My husband has had a bad reaction to Humira, (adalimumab)his first injection was a week ago.The first 3 days he was ok. The evening of the 3rd day he got a very ba?

Humira (adalimumab) reaction: You didn't mention what kind if reaction your husband experienced. At any rate, you need to report any symptoms that you suspect were due to the drug to the prescribing/treating doctor before the next dose, ...Read more

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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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Can humira (adalimumab) injections cause your thyroid levels to be bad?

Can humira (adalimumab) injections cause your thyroid levels to be bad?

Humira (adalimumab): There is no supporting evidence for Humira (adalimumab) affecting "thyroid levels." but you must take into account that you have an autoimmune disease, which is why you are on humira, (adalimumab) and it is highly possible that the disease itself is or could be affecting the thyroid. ...Read more

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I injected myself with the humira (adalimumab) pen about 1hr30 after removing it from the fridge. Is this bad to do?

No: You should be just fine. I tell patients to leave it out 30-60 minutes to let it warm up. The drug is not that unstable that there would be a problem after an hour and a half. ...Read more

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Has anyone out there almost died or had some bad unexplained infection while on humira (adalimumab)?

Has anyone out there almost died or had some bad unexplained infection while on humira (adalimumab)?

Rarely so: Can increase risk for infection especially TB or viral or fungal. Get checked out before starting it, vaccinated etc. Get followed during rx. ...Read more

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Humira (adalimumab) every 2 weeks stopped working&got a bad psoriasis flare-up...Now on humira (adalimumab) weekly w/15mg methotrexate but still have bad psoriasis.U recommend?

Humira (adalimumab) every 2 weeks stopped working&got a bad psoriasis flare-up...Now on humira (adalimumab) weekly w/15mg methotrexate but still have bad psoriasis.U recommend?

Psoriasis: While Humira is an excellent therapy for severe psoriasis, there are times when it stops working. Another option for you may be stelara (ustekinumab) which is also an injectable treatment which works a little differently than does Humira and is extremely effective in many patients. ...Read more

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Loss of balance on left side bad. Stagger wgeb i walk sometimes. I do humira (adalimumab) shots could that be it? Or i think I have tinnitus?

Loss of balance on left side bad. Stagger wgeb i walk sometimes. I do humira (adalimumab) shots could that be it? Or i think I have tinnitus?

Need a neuro eval: Being off balance can have many causes and you mentioned two of them- ear problems and medications. Humira (adalimumab) is unique in that it has been reported to cause demyelination in the brain which can look like and act like multiple sclerosis. A MRI of the brain will resolve that issue. If the balance disturbance is coming from the ear then there may be concomitant hearing loss and/or tinnitus. Be well. ...Read more

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On actemra (tocilizumab) IV(dose increase in dec)and methotrexate for 5 mon now but still having bad flare ups. Tried humira,enbrel,etc. since diagnosis in Dec 2013?

Your question is?: Your have not asked a question. This issue needs to be discussed with your rheumatologist. No one can give you specific advice over the internet without a complete history and exam. ...Read more

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