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If humira (adalimumab) will cause infection risks and many side effects, so if we stopped it would those infection be gone and gain a great health again?

If humira (adalimumab) will cause infection risks and many side effects, so if we stopped it would those infection be gone and gain a great health again?

Adalimumab: This tnf blocker has significant risks associated with its use, but the diseases for which it is prescribed (in your case presume rheumatoid arthritis) may not be controlled otherwise. This needs to be discussed with your doctor and a full understanding of risks and benefits developed. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of humira (adalimumab) that people worry about?

What are the side effects of humira (adalimumab) that people worry about?

Risk of infection.: Increased risk for infection and modest increase in certain malignacies--the overwhelming patients on the drug have nothing to worry about, but the increase is definite. Also, life insurance difficulties will invariably appear. Do everything possible not to go on the drugs, if other options have not been tried. ...Read more

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Humira (adalimumab) will it get rid of hidradenitis suppurata?

Humira (adalimumab) will it get rid of hidradenitis suppurata?

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

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What are the side effects of humira (adalimumab) that people worry about?

Risk of infection.: Increased risk for infection and modest increase in certain malignacies--the overwhelming patients on the drug have nothing to worry about, but the increase is definite. Also, life insurance difficulties will invariably appear. Do everything possible not to go on the drugs, if other options have not been tried. ...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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Do you take humira (adalimumab)? What side effects have you noticed?

Biologic side effec: Humira (adalimumab) is an anti-tumor necrosis factor monoclonal antibody. It can interfer with the activity of rheumatoid arthritis and crohn's and help patients. It does suppress the immune protection of the body and there are a long list of side effects: the most common is increased risk of infections and we have to monitor you for that. Most of the others on the list can occur and we follow you. ...Read more

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I am going to to take humira (adalimumab) soon. What are the side effects?

Infection risk: The major side effect is an increased risk of infection. Other side effects includes lowered blood counts, elevated live enzymes, neurological disorders and a small risk for lymphoma. ...Read more

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If humira (adalimumab) will cause infection risks and many side effects, so if we stopped it would those infection be gone and gain a great health again?

Adalimumab: This tnf blocker has significant risks associated with its use, but the diseases for which it is prescribed (in your case presume rheumatoid arthritis) may not be controlled otherwise. This needs to be discussed with your doctor and a full understanding of risks and benefits developed. ...Read more

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Due to side effects I need to stop taking humira (adalimumab) I am considering trying anatabloc, is there anything in anayabloc that would interfere with warfarin?

Due to side effects I need to stop taking humira (adalimumab) I am considering trying anatabloc, is there anything in anayabloc that would interfere with warfarin?

No: However, this supplement is a poor substitute for humira (adalimumab). If you are taking Humira (adalimumab) for RA or psoriatic arthritis this supplement will not prevent joint damage and destruction. ...Read more

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My doctor recomended me humira (adalimumab) for RA. What is it and what's its benefits and side effects? Thank u

Anti-TNF biologic: Humira (adalimumab) is one of five drugs that block a pro-inflammatory protein called tnf that are elevated in diseases like ra, psoriatic arthritis, and spondylitis. Anti-tnf agents are very effective. They are often given with methotrexate. Humira (adalimumab) has a variety of possible side effects but most patients do extremely well. Serious side effects are uncommon. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of tnf inhibitors such as humira and enbrel (etanercept)?

See below: The important side effects that have been most extensively related to tnf blockers include: lymphoma, infections including tuberculosis, congestive heart failure, demyelinating disease, a lupus-like syndrome, induction of auto-antibodies, injection site reactions, and systemic side effects. ...Read more

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Ulcerative colitis and now on humira (adalimumab). What are possible side effects?

Ulcerative colitis and now on humira (adalimumab). What are possible side effects?

Infection primarily: The major risk is infection. Other possible side effects include reduced blood counts, neurological disorders, live inflammation and an increased risk of lymphoma. ...Read more

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Is humira safe for me to go on? I am worried about getting infections and maybe cancer. And about the long term side effects?

Do you NEED it?: All decisions to take medication, even an aspirin, weigh risks and benefits. Apart from hormone replacements and nutritional supplements, the only medicines that do not have significant side effects are the placebo treatments of charlatans. Adalimumab has enabled people crippled by arthritis, psoriasis, colitis and so forth to live normal lives. Infections recognized early can be managed. ...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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Child has JRA failed enbrel and had side effects from it so dr gave choice humira or remicade (infliximab) Which is better? I'm confused snd do know what to do!

Child has JRA failed enbrel and had side effects from it so dr gave choice humira or remicade (infliximab) Which is better? I'm confused snd do know what to do!

TNF Inhibitors: All of the medications offered to your child work in similar ways the difference is how the meds are given. Humira (adalimumab) is an injection that can be done at home every two weeks, while remicaide is an IV medication that must be done in an infusion unit or hospital. These medication have similar side effects and benefits. My advice is try the medication that is least disruptive to your lifestyle. ...Read more

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I was on Humira for RA. I kept getting head colds and sinus infections so I stopped taking it. What side effects should I expect?

I was on Humira for RA. I kept getting head colds and sinus infections so I stopped taking it. What side effects should I expect?

RA worse.: First and foremost, your RA symptoms, both the joint pains and any extra-articular issues you may have, may worsen quite quickly. You need to discuss RA treatment plan B with your Rheumatologist. ...Read more

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My RA doc wants me to take Enbrel/ Humira (adalimumab). Very afraid of the side effects & I'm already blind in 1 eye. What else can I take instead?

My RA doc wants me to take Enbrel/ Humira (adalimumab). Very afraid of the side effects & I'm already blind in 1 eye. What else can I take instead?

Talk to RA doctor: These are issues which need be discussed with your RA doctor. In medicine, most decisions made are based on risk/benefit ratio and without knowing that, it is impossible to provide you with an answer in this type of interaction. ...Read more

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What are typical side effects of adalimumab?

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

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Is yeast infection a side effect of humira (adalimumab)?

Conceptual yes.: Humira (adalimumab) can cause an increase in both trivial infections and more severe ones, including reactivation of tb. Certainly yeast infections are quite common, but they certainly could increase in frequency. ...Read more

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Is a systemic yeast infection a side effect of humira (adalimumab)?

Is a systemic yeast infection a side effect of humira (adalimumab)?

Possible side effect: Humira (adalimumab) is a tumor necrosis factor-alpha (tnfa) blocker. As a possible side effect, patients using tnfa blockers are at higher risk for developing serious or fatal multi-organ infections from fungi (yeast), bacteria, viruses, parasites, etc... ...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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I was on humira (adalimumab) biweekly for psoriais and psoriatic arthritis. Now I'm on weekly because psoriasis came back. Is weekly good idea & what r side effect?

I was on humira (adalimumab) biweekly for psoriais and psoriatic arthritis. Now I'm on weekly because psoriasis came back. Is weekly good idea & what r side effect?

Some people!: Some people who are larger, or have more severe inflammation may need more, and a weekly dose is not rare in these instances. Twice weekly, sounds like too much! Dr. Litt said this; perhaps you used the wrong term!? ...Read more

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I'm on MTX & Humira for RA/Fibromyalgia - since starting these meds I have come down with shingles twice in one year - is this a side effect? I'm 40

I'm on MTX & Humira for RA/Fibromyalgia - since starting these meds I have come down with shingles twice in one year - is this a side effect? I'm 40

Yes: Both are immunosuppressants, shingles is caused by herpes zoster which lingers in our body's dorsal nerve roots, waiting for any chance of a weakened immune system to attack. You may want to confer with your treating doctor about dose adjustment, modification, or even remaining on the same regimen, this is purely judgmental in the context of your case, only you and your doctor can decide, ...Read more

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Is fluid leaking for breast a side affect of humira (adalimumab)?

Not necessarily: This may not be humira (adalimumab). See your doctor to have this evaluated. ...Read more

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Hello, I have psoriatic arthritis my side's hurt. Below my. Shoulders. The humira (adalimumab) I'm talking isn't working as well this time how to stop the pai?

Work closely with Dr: If you have spinal involvement from your psa you may require physical therapy and additional medication to control the symptoms. If Humira (adalimumab) alone is not effective the addition of Methotrexate may help control the disease. If you are already taking Methotrexate you may need to change to a different injectable medication. Remember these medications may take 3 months to reach peak effect. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Lowe
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Humira (Definition)

Humira is an arthritis therapy which is a ...Read more