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Travelling While On Humira
I had my humira (adalimumab) pen next to a bag of ice while traveling 2 hours. The ice melted and the pen got wet. Should i still use it?
Yes: The pen is still fine to use. ...Read more
What is it like to have any experience with blood monitoring for anti tnf therapy (humira/enbrel) whilst traveling for multi stop flights abroad?
See details: People who are stable on TNF biologics do not require blood test monitoring more than once every 3 months. Those in my practice who have been stable for years only have monitoring every 6 months. ...Read more
Simple injections: The process is quite simple. Humira (adalimumab) comes in two froms: a standard pre-filled syringe or a "pen" in both cases you allow the medication to get to room temperature for 15-20 minutes, pick the site of injection on thigh or abdomen, swab the area with alcohol and then inject. The standard syringe simply gets pushed in over a few seconds. With the pen you insert the needle then push on the plunger ta. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See details: It may start to work after 1 or 2 injections but it usually takes 3-4 months to reach its maximum effectiveness. ...Read more
Would you have to wait the whole 6 months before taking another biologic like humira (adalimumab)?
Depends: It depends on what kind of biologic you are talking and even more importantly if there had been any lingering side effect from the previous course of therapy. If there has been no adverse impact, I don't see any reason to delay the use of another biologic when the disease condition calls for it. ...Read more
I have four days until my next humira (adalimumab) shot. Can i go ahead and do it since i'm getting achy again? Or do I need to wait the whole two weeks?
Yes: How often do you take it? If it is only every 2 weeks, speak with your rheumatologist about increasing the dose to every week. If you are taking it every 2 weeks, it is ok to take it 4 days early. ...Read more
My husband has had a bad reaction to Humira, (adalimumab)his first injection was a week ago.The first 3 days he was ok. The evening of the 3rd day he got a very ba?
Humira (adalimumab) reaction: You didn't mention what kind if reaction your husband experienced. At any rate, you need to report any symptoms that you suspect were due to the drug to the prescribing/treating doctor before the next dose, ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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