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Prednisone And Humira
Prednisone is a synthetic cortisone. The body makes cortisone, a natural hormone made in adrenal glands. The body converts it to Hydrocortisone to become active. 25 mg of cortisone has about same effect as 5 mgm prednisone. The average person would produce 3-6 mg of pred daily. So why use a substitute? The synthetic has more anti-inflammatory effect; but has less effect ...Read more
Is it true that taking the combination of prednisone and Humira (adalimumab) for 6 months is not safe and suppresses the immune system completely?
30yr old taking methotrexate, prednisone, and humira (adalimumab) for rheumatoid arthritis. AF on 4/14. Aweek later had spottin. BFN 4/23. Today Day11 of spotting
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 ›
I take humira (adalimumab) shots weekly and prednisone daily. I have been exposed to tapeworm. Should I be worried?
With these types of parasites, you would be concerned even if you were not taking these medications
Be more specific about type of exposure
I've been on MTX and prednisone (20mg) x 4 mos and humira (adalimumab) x 5 d & see improvement. Is it too soon to decrease prednisone, I want to but SCARED?
Talk to your MD: Great to hear that you're seeing some improvement with Humira (adalimumab). The hope would certainly be to get you off of steroids as soon as realistic however they need to be weaned carefully and at the right time. You should talk to your doctor about when and how to wean steroids. ...Read more
How can you cure or treat orbital inflammatory disease besides using humira, imuran, (azathioprine) or prednisone?
IV Remicade (infliximab): You need to discuss this with your physicians and rheumatologist. The next move is IV infliximab (the brand name is Remicade). There is no FDA approved therapy for Orbital inflammatory disease and there are other choices but would feel this is the next best move. There are other choices like a different cytotoxic medication, IVIG, ...Read more
I was wondering what are other options for curing/helping orbital inflammatory disease besides humira, imuran, (azathioprine) or prednisone?
What to do when blood pressure is elivafed n humira (adalimumab) prednisone and lotabs forra feel very depressed nervous and headache
Talk to your doc: Humira (adalimumab) rarely has any side effects and elevated blood pressure is not one of them. Blood pressure can be raised by Prednisone but also due to pain which I assume u have if you are on lortab. You may have essential hypertension which is not due to any medication or specific illness--this should be controlled since it can lead to heart failure over years. See your doctor so u can be evaluated & treated. ...Read more
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
Had a DVT /both legs 4/2011. 6 months ago my GI diagnzd me w/chron's. On prednis. Which caused a diabetes +700. He wants me on humira (adalimumab) or 6mp. Doubtful?
Why the clots?: In addition to this, you might want to be evaluated to be sure that the clotting (DVT) does not have a separate cause that requires separate treatment. ...Read more
PREDNISONE A STEROID: Prednisone is a synthetic cortisone. The body makes cortisone, a natural hormone made in adrenal glands. The body converts it to Hydrocortisone to become active. 25 mg of cortisone has about same effect as 5 mgm prednisone. The average person would produce 3-6 mg of pred daily. So why use a substitute? The synthetic has more anti-inflammatory effect; but has less effect on minerals like potassium. ...Read more
Yes: It is frequently used to get an active flare of the disease under control, to get the person feeling better. It is not desirable to use prednisone, though, for long term control of the disease, due to its many side effects. Other medications are used for ongoing control to reduce flares and need for prednisone. ...Read more
Varies.: Depends on how it was stopped. If stopped abruptly it may have rebound effects of the disease process that was treated. IE a flare. May feel fatigued and sluggish until the effects wears off. If you have been taking it longer than two to three weeks should be tapered off by doctors directions. If you have taken it for a long time you may symptoms of adrenal insufficiency if not tapered correctly. ...Read more