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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

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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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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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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 day 3, severe headache vomit?

Call doctor: Be sure to call the doctor who prescribed it and inform him about this reaction. There are likely alternatives if Humira (adalimumab) turned out to be the cause. Do note that a coincidental viral infection may cause the same symptoms and Humira (adalimumab) does reduce one's immunity against infections. ...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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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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Nervous took my Humira (adalimumab) shot a week ago. My whole leg is sore. Up and down hurts. Is this bad? Can Humira (adalimumab) give you weird side effects and when do I say

Call your MD: Call your prescribing MD's office to communicate with them please. If you have redness swelling rash or severe pain I would advise being physically examined right away. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am on Humira (adalimumab) for my crohn's.I have been bruising so easily! Even on the palms of my hands. Is that bad or something I should be concerned or side affe?

Rare withoutsteroid: Get a Protime, cbc and PTT. Humira (adalimumab) relateed bruising is so rare that it is probably due to the steroids you are taking. Orother medication. Do the tests now ...Read more

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I have a rash on face, neck, upper arms and little on thigh. Not bad but little itchy. Got flu and pneum shot 28and took my 3rd dose of Humira (adalimumab) on 2.??

I have a rash on face, neck, upper arms and little on thigh. Not bad but little itchy. Got flu and pneum shot 28and took my 3rd dose of Humira (adalimumab) on 2.??

See rheum and derm: You need to see your rheumatologist and dermatologist. These symptoms are important and need to be clarified to design your total therapy. ...Read more

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I've gained an insane amound of weight after taking humira, (adalimumab) is this normal?

No: Abnormal weight gain is not common with Humira (adalimumab) or other biologic agents. Weight gain has been reported if the patient was cachexic prior to the biologic treatment. ...Read more

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Would you have to wait the whole 6 months before taking another biologic like humira (adalimumab)?

Depends: It depends on what kind of biologic you are talking and even more importantly if there had been any lingering side effect from the previous course of therapy. If there has been no adverse impact, I don't see any reason to delay the use of another biologic when the disease condition calls for it. ...Read more

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How much more does taking humira (adalimumab) once a week versus bi weekly increase chances of lymphoma?

Humira (adalimumab): Side effects depend on several factors: the original disease, concomitant use of other medications like immunosuppressants. Dosing / frequency differ for from one indication to the other, and lymphoma isn't the only thing to worry about, confer with your doctor about risk/benefit ratio, and close follow up, no one can precisely predict, judicious use and weighing alternatives should be followed ...Read more

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Taking Humira (adalimumab) (40) for SA and getting good results but pain returns 6-7 days before next shot. Any suggestions? +I'm on pain meds but really want off.

Taking Humira (adalimumab) (40) for SA and getting good results but pain returns 6-7 days before next shot. Any suggestions? +I'm on pain meds but really want off.

Mgt: This sometimes can occur prior to the dose, but I would recommend treating the pain with a heating pad and pain medication. Shortening the interval may increase the adverse reactions. Other possible changes to your regimen can include lowering the dose but giving the medication on a shorter interval. It is important to be tested for TB while taking the medication. ...Read more

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What is humira (adalimumab) for?

What is humira (adalimumab) for?

Too treat severe....: Rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis. Ankylosing spondylitis and crohn's disease. I have used it off label in treating temporal arteritis and a few other conditions. However, off label uses are generally not covered by insurance. ...Read more

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What is Humira (adalimumab) used for?

Several things: Humira (adalimumab) is used to treat a number of autoimmune diseases including several types of arthritis, psoriasis, inflammatory bowel disease and certain types of eye inflammation. ...Read more

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What exactly is a humira (adalimumab) injection?

Usually not an issue: Most patient have little injection site discomfort. It is the only true human tnf-alpha antibody, and is given once every two weeks for arthritis, and once weekly for crohn's. I have had more success with this biologic than any other. ...Read more

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What is the humira (adalimumab) injection procces?

What is the humira (adalimumab) injection procces?

Simple injections: The process is quite simple. Humira (adalimumab) comes in two froms: a standard pre-filled syringe or a "pen" in both cases you allow the medication to get to room temperature for 15-20 minutes, pick the site of injection on thigh or abdomen, swab the area with alcohol and then inject. The standard syringe simply gets pushed in over a few seconds. With the pen you insert the needle then push on the plunger ta. ...Read more

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I have Hidradentis Suppurativa will Humira help me?

Likely: This has been approved by the FDA for your condition which had had no effective Rx until now. ...Read more

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How long does it take for humira (adalimumab) to work?

See details: It may start to work after 1 or 2 injections but it usually takes 3-4 months to reach its maximum effectiveness. ...Read more

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Can I give my humira (adalimumab) injection in my butt?

Yes!: It is meant for subcutaneous injection and can be given almost anywhere! ...Read more

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How can I travel while being dependent on humira (adalimumab)?

How can I travel while being dependent on humira (adalimumab)?

Humira (adalimumab): The key is to discuss this with the prescribing doctor since there are always ways and alternatives to ensure you receive your medication whether you administer it or contact is made with a clinic in your travel plans to administer. ...Read more

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Humira (Definition)

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