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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

Dr. Robert Lowe
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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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Is it bad to smoke while taking humira (adalimumab)?

Yes: While there is no interaction between smoking and humira (adalimumab), (adalimumab) smoking can worsen the manifestations of autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, etc. Smokers are more prone to infections while is an important issue when taking humira (adalimumab). ...Read more

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How long can the drug "humira" last in my refrigerator?

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

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How long to stay off humira (adalimumab) before surgery?

How long to stay off humira (adalimumab) before surgery?

Two weeks!: Two weeks before (one dose), and two weeks after is very much the standard protocol! ...Read more

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If i take humira, (adalimumab) can I ever have the zostovax shot?

See below: That vaccine is a live vaccine. You need to speak with your prescribing doctor about whether you can leave the Humira (adalimumab) off for a period of time if you are determined to have this vaccine. ...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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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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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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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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What are the odds of developing Lymphoma while on Humira (adalimumab) at age 20. ?

What are the odds of developing Lymphoma while on Humira (adalimumab) at age 20. ?

Still small: Overall incidence of pediatric/adolescent lymphoma is 10-20 cases per million population per year. TNF inhibitors like Humira (adalimumab) may double or even triple this risk to 30-60 cases. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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I just took my Humira shot and a little blood pocket formed shortly after. should i be worried?

Will go away: You likely got into a small vein during the injection. It will turn yellowish before finally resolved in a couple of weeks. ...Read more

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If I mistakenly give myself a humira (adalimumab) injection in the wrong place, will it kill me?

If I mistakenly give myself a humira (adalimumab) injection in the wrong place, will it kill me?

No: Wrong place? It's meant to be subcutaneous (under the skin). It won't kill you; don't give it in your eyeball or anything like that. ...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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How well does humira (adalimumab) actually work for psoriasis? And what does it mean to be moderate/severe?

How well does humira (adalimumab) actually work for psoriasis? And what does it mean to be moderate/severe?

Well enough: Humira (adalimumab) targets the tumor necrosis factor (tnf) which is involved in inflammation and immune response. However when there is too much, the target may get damaged. Psoriasis involving mainly the skin, phototherapy may be helpful. But for arthritis, Humira (adalimumab) (and other tnf inhibitors) is a good option. They all have similar side effects- the risk of severe infection. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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Giving myself Humira (adalimumab) shot, if I did the pull back trick and blood came out, Can I still use the shot? Humira (adalimumab) being too expensive.

Giving myself Humira (adalimumab) shot, if I did the pull back trick and blood came out, Can I still use the shot? Humira (adalimumab) being too expensive.

Yes: The pullback is to avoid injecting the medication directly into a vein. That could kill you. There is no problem at all in repositioning the needle and injecting the med with a little bit of your own blood. Completely safe. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Lowe
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Humira (Definition)

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