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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 are vision problems with humira (adalimumab)?

Uncommon: Although uncommon, Humira (adalimumab) may be associated with vision problems including cataracts and optic neuritis, an inflammatory condition of the optic nerves. ...Read more

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Does humira (adalimumab) have severe side effects?

Does humira (adalimumab) have severe side effects?

Yes: The major risk is infections, including tuberculosis. Your doctor will want to screen you for past exposure to hepatitis b and TB because starting this medication. Other side effects include neurologic disorders, reduced blood counts and an increased risk of lymphoma. That said, biologics suchas Humira (adalimumab) are superb in reducing the inflammation associated with rheumatoid arthritis and related disease. ...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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Does humira (adalimumab) cause irritating skin breakouts?

Yes: If you mean skin rashes, the answer is yes. Discuss this problem with the doctor who prescribed it. ...Read more

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