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Taking Humira Adalimumab
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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?
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
If taking humira (adalimumab) twice per month for one year and mtx every weekend will cause lymphoma and inflammation of the liver. How to avoid that from happenin?
blood tests: It is recommended to take blood tests every 8 weeks to screen for potential problems.Your rheumatologist is the best person to advise you. ...Read more
I saw a warning when taking HUMIRA (adalimumab)about avoiding activities that could lead to infections, as well as avoiding crowds. Play soccer 11 vs 11, and running at the park are part of these activities?
Avoiding infection : Seems like those activities are what you are supposed to avoid so speak with your doctor to clarify your risk ...Read more
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