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Medicine For Adalimumab Allergy
RA + psoriasis. MTX allergy. Enbrel (etanercept) non-effective. Humira semi-effective but Vectra score 30 with extreme fatigue. MD wants to try Xeljanz?
RA + psoriasis: There are a number of newer medications that could help you. Xeljanz works by disrupting cytokine and growth factor signaling pathways. A trial of the medication is useful to see whether it helps you. Other medications that might help include Remicade (infliximab) and Apremilast ...Read more
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
Is there a drug that's less expensive and can be used as an 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
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
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
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?
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
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
Could Humira (adalimumab) cause drug-induced lupus on the head? Some small lesions on the head. (Rheumatoid arthritis)
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?
For rheumatologists, my mom's dr prescriped methotrexate, HQ, and prednisone plus Humira (adalimumab) q2wks for her RA.is that very strong drugs on her or normal?
"Normal" Combination: That is a reasonable combination.Get a more detailed answer ›
Rheumatoid arthritis for 7 yrs. On methotrexate & prednisone. Tried so many drugs (orencia, enbrel, (etanercept) humira...). Feeling defeated. What else can I try?
Other choices: Some older drugs such as Plaquenil may help, especially with fatigue. There are also newer drugs that act via different mechanisms such as actemra (tocilizumab). I assume the diagnosis of RA is definite. If not, retest other possibilities. An exercise program may be very beneficial, especially if you start slowly and build up with hurting yourself. Don't give up hope. You can get better. ...Read more
Infection the common: The most common side effect is infection, and a person on it is monitored for this. There are other things we look for including lymphoma, other malignancies, neurologic disorders, allergic reactions like anaphylaxis, hepatitis b virus reactivation, cytopenia, pancytopenia, tuberculosis, fungus infection, bacterial infection, heart failure and a lupus like syndrome. Your rheumatologists monitors. ...Read more
Yes!: And when not using Humira!Get a more detailed answer ›
No!: Not while you have active disease. Getting shigles could be caused by Humira! ...Read more
See below: Infliximab is Remicade (infliximab) and Adalimumab is Humira in the U.S. ...Read more
Similar medications: Cimzia (certolizumab pegol) and Humira both work by blocking tnf alpha. They are similar medications but not the same. They should not be used together. They both increase the risk of infection. They both increase the risk from tuberculosis. ...Read more
Yes!: It works well.Get a more detailed answer ›
No!: It will ultimately be absorbed!Get a more detailed answer ›
Every 1 or 2 weeks.: Humira (adalimumab) is given either weekly or every 2 weeks depending on the circumstances. ...Read more
It is impossible: The needle is not long enough to cause that problem. The worst is occasional minor bleeding from a tiny skin vessel. ...Read more
Promising results...: A number of case studies and small trials are demonstrating some promise with this biologic agent. However, it's still considered experimental. ...Read more
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
Very unlikely: Might stimulate infection.Get a more detailed answer ›
Same!: They work similarly!Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Yes: Humira (adalimumab) is designed for self injection. Some patients may have a family member or friend help. ...Read more