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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 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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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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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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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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Is there a drug that is less expensive and can be used as a alternative to humira (adalimumab)?

Is there a drug that is less expensive and can be used as a alternative to humira (adalimumab)?

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

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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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I have four days until my next humira (adalimumab) shot. Can i go ahead and do it since i'm getting achy again? Or do I need to wait the whole two weeks?

Yes: How often do you take it? If it is only every 2 weeks, speak with your rheumatologist about increasing the dose to every week. If you are taking it every 2 weeks, it is ok to take it 4 days early. ...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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How long will "humira" last in my refrigerator?

MONTHS: The "shelf life" of Humira (adalimumab) is usually at least one year or longer. The best way to check is look on the container. There is an expiration date past which the medication loses its efficacy. As long as you have not passed this date the medication is effective and can stay in the frig. ...Read more

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Does humira (adalimumab) have severe side effects?

It can: While Humira (adalimumab) is generally well tolerated, in rare cases it can have serious side effects including life threatening infections. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Lowe
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