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I've gained an insane amound of weight after taking humira, (adalimumab) is this normal?

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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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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Taking Humira (adalimumab) (40) for SA and getting good results but pain returns 6-7 days before next shot. Any suggestions?+I'm on pain meds but really want off.

Taking Humira (adalimumab) (40) for SA and getting good results but pain returns 6-7 days before next shot. Any suggestions?+I'm on pain meds but really want off.

Mgt: This sometimes can occur prior to the dose, but I would recommend treating the pain with a heating pad and pain medication. Shortening the interval may increase the adverse reactions. Other possible changes to your regimen can include lowering the dose but giving the medication on a shorter interval. It is important to be tested for TB while taking the medication. ...Read more

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Can you take pain killers while taking humira (adalimumab)?

Can you take pain killers while taking humira (adalimumab)?

Yes: There is no contraindication to the use of analgesics with humira (adalimumab). ...Read more

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What are the complications when taking humira (adalimumab) while being pregnant?

What are the complications when taking humira (adalimumab) while being pregnant?

None to date but: None have been reported to date, but not much if any gets to the fetus early,but substantial amounts do in the third trimester. Even though there are no reports of pregnancy loss or fetal problems to date, there have been no rigorous studies done, and therefore it is between your doctor and you as to the gain versus risk.n.a. ...Read more

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Is alchohol okay to drink when taking humira (adalimumab) for ra?

Is alchohol okay to drink when taking humira (adalimumab) for ra?

Unknown: There are no direct studies to see the effects of alcohol and humira. However, if you are using another dmard such as Methotrexate or Arava (leflunomide) with the humira, then you should not use alcohol with those drugs. Some patients with RA feel that alcohol makes their RA worse. ...Read more

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I Started taking humira (adalimumab) in January 2014, 40mg bi weekly, I have Psoriasis Arthritis. It was great. I have a problem with the insurance and I quit Hum?

I Started taking humira (adalimumab)  in January 2014, 40mg bi weekly, I have Psoriasis Arthritis. It was great. I have a problem with the insurance and I quit Hum?

What's the ?: There are alternatives for Humira (adalimumab) for your condition but the first thing would be for your doctor to request authorization which may require a peer-to-peer discussion. If still unsuccessful, consider writing to your state's insurance commissioner to file a complaint. ...Read more

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Anyone taking humira (adalimumab) for rheumatoid arthritis?

Anyone taking humira (adalimumab) for rheumatoid arthritis?

Many patients!: Results are very good, particulary when used alone and better with methotrexate. The dirrence with Remicade (infliximab) is that it binds to tnf-a rendering ineffecftive. It is completely human in origin. A good choice for those who do prefer home sc injection, every two weeks. It is my favorite tnf-a class drug. ...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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Dangers of adding a lght.Dosage of HGH while taking humira (adalimumab) and methotrexate for ra. I am 41yr. Female. 122 lbs. Ty. ?

HGH and RA: I am not aware of any studies that show it is effective. The most important treatment, by far, is treatment that reduces inflammation. If you want to try something in addition to Humira (adalimumab) and methotrexate, consider fish oils. There is actually some evidence for that. But talk to your rheumatologist above all. ...Read more

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I have ankylosing spondylitis. I will begin taking humira (adalimumab). Does the differend brands of bio-medicin require the same bloodwork? Thank you

Yes, but not much: The anti-tnf medications (humira, enbrel, simponi, (golimumab) etc) don't require a lot of labs. I usually check labs for hepatitis b and TB before treatment, and a TB test annually after starting treatment. Keep in mind, that other medications (including naproxen) also require monitoring. ...Read more

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Is taking humira (adalimumab) a common treatment for rheumatoid arthritis?

Is taking humira (adalimumab) a common treatment for rheumatoid arthritis?

Yes, but.....: Humira (adalimumab) is quite effective. It is also quite expensive. It should not be considered a first-line therapy, as drug companies want us to believe. Other first line dmards like plaquenyl, methotrexate, leflunomide, and sulfasalazine work quite well. I occasionally will give Humira (adalimumab) injections for several visits until other drugs kick in. ...Read more

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Good idea to be taking humira (adalimumab) for treatment rheumatoid arthritis?

Good idea to be taking humira (adalimumab) for treatment rheumatoid arthritis?

Yes: Tnf agents such as Humira (adalimumab) are extremely effective in controlling RA and preventing joint damage and deformities. ...Read more

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I have ra.Will start on taking humira (adalimumab) plus methotrexate can I protect myself from having lymphoma amd liver inflamation?

I have ra.Will start on taking humira (adalimumab) plus methotrexate can I protect myself from having lymphoma amd liver inflamation?

RA: There is a higher risk to have the lymphoma in the patient with RA, comparing to the general population.
The risk is higher when the patient is receiving the biological agents. Your doctor will follow your blood tests for the monitoring the liver function, the blood cells count. Alcohol should be avoided during the Methotrexate treatment. Hepatitis B, C, A tests will be done too. ...Read more

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Is it okay to drink alcohol while taking Methotrexate the same day (injection)? Also, can you drink while taking Humira (adalimumab)? I have JRA also.

Is it okay to drink alcohol while taking Methotrexate the same day (injection)? Also, can you drink while taking Humira (adalimumab)? I have JRA also.

Depends.: cannot say in your particular case, but generally, there isn't that strong of an interaction. Main issue is if it is enough alcohol to directly cause serious harm (ulcer, seizures, pancreatitis, hospitalization). The RA drugs will complicate the issue. One drink. no, not an issue. ...Read more

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I have high blood pressure, going through menopause, and ra. Currently taking humira, (adalimumab) losartin, and jinteli. Can these meds be taken well together?

RA and HTN: The combination of Humira (adalimumab) , Losartan and Jinteli will need the monitoring of kidney, liver function, electrolytes and the blood count. These meds can be taking together. The blood pressure should be controlled with the medicine and the diet. Healthy diet, normal lipids level in the blood and regular exercises will be recommended too. ...Read more

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I have been taking humira (adalimumab) 40 mg every two weeks for six weeks. My RA is much better. I get nausea, dizziness and fatigue that last for 48 hours after the injection. Will these symptoms dissipate over time?

I have been taking humira (adalimumab) 40 mg every two weeks for six weeks. My RA is much better. I get nausea, dizziness and fatigue that last for 48 hours after the injection. Will these symptoms dissipate over time?

See below: Perhaps if you talk to your rheumatologist he could switch you to a different medication similiar to Humira (adalimumab) but it may not cause the same side effects. They may get worse with time. ...Read more

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I am taking humira (adalimumab) for rheumatoid arthritis. Now I have rashes on both of my arms. What could have caused that?

I am taking humira (adalimumab) for rheumatoid arthritis. Now I have rashes on both of my arms. What could have caused that?

Possibilities numero: Because Humira (adalimumab) suppresses immunity, the rash can be from numerous causes. See your doctor and let him/her decide in a dermatology consult is needed. ...Read more

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Hi could you tell me the would be any risks in taking humira (adalimumab) for my ankylosing spondylitis/crohn's and anabolic steroids. Thanks?

Hi could you tell me the would be any risks in taking humira (adalimumab) for my ankylosing spondylitis/crohn's and anabolic steroids. Thanks?

EVERYTHING has risks: You can easily google HUMIRA (adalimumab) go to the official website of the company & read the PLETHORA of side effects, contraindications, reactions with other medications, & warnings to its use. What I've written applies to each & every prescription medication approved by the FDA & even OTC's. Everything has risks- even vitamins!

BUT THEY HAVE BENEFITS TOO.

You should weigh RISKS against BENEFITS. ...Read more

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Taking humira (adalimumab) for several months injection spot top of right thigh, also started nerve blocker started with a g. Noticed calluses on right hand.?

Taking humira (adalimumab) for several months injection spot top of right thigh, also started nerve blocker started with a g.   Noticed calluses on right hand.?

Callus from friction: Calluses form when there is friction or pressure on the skin. On the palms, calluses form after activities like using a hammer for construction, using a shovel for digging, playing tennis, etc... On the knuckles, calluses are unusual unless a person is hitting things with his fists, is crawling on his knuckles, etc... If there are calluses appearing for no reason, a doctor should examine them. ...Read more

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Currently taking humira (adalimumab) for crohns. diagnosed with dvt after foot fracture and prescribed xarelto. aren't there bleeding risks with humira (adalimumab) injections?

Currently taking humira (adalimumab) for crohns. diagnosed with dvt after foot fracture and prescribed xarelto. aren't there bleeding risks with humira (adalimumab) injections?

Localized: Bleeding at injection site aka bruising may occur. It may ooze at the injection site. Benefits of anticoagulation clearly out weighs any risk. Any bleeding at the injection site would be minimal. ...Read more

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