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Boil on butt while on orencia (abatacept)?

Boil on butt while on orencia (abatacept)?

What is the question: What is your question? If you have an infection, hold the Orencia (abatacept) and contact your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Lowe
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Adalimumab (Definition)

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I am on warfarin and getting remicade (infliximab) infusions every 6 weeks. How will the remicade (infliximab) affect my inr?

I am on warfarin and getting remicade (infliximab) infusions every 6 weeks. How will the remicade (infliximab) affect my inr?

May lower it : Remicade (infliximab) might cause the warfarin to be less effective. The inr might decrease during therapy. Remicade (infliximab) alters liver function which in turn changes your response to the warfarin. ...Read more

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Can i drink alcohol while on humira (adalimumab)?

Can i drink alcohol while on humira (adalimumab)?

Humira (adalimumab) & alcohol: Alcohol does not interact with humira (adalimumab). If you are also on Methotrexate alcohol should be avoided. ...Read more

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Can I go on holiday overseas while on dialysis?

Can I go on holiday overseas while on dialysis?

Possible: If you are an in center patient, travel becomes more difficult but not impossible. Depending on where you are traveling the social woker must arrange for a dialysis center to perform dialysis at your destination location. This requires 3 week advance notice, but many dilaysis patients have been to the caribbean and mexico. ...Read more

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Was on humira (adalimumab) weekly&psoriasis came back. Now on enbrel&25mg methotraxte.Do u think psorias will clear?Y did humira (adalimumab) stop working?Stress overpower it?

Was on humira (adalimumab) weekly&psoriasis came back. Now on enbrel&25mg methotraxte.Do u think psorias will clear?Y did humira (adalimumab) stop working?Stress overpower it?

Both work: It's your these medicines are effective. The reason medication stop working may depend on many factors. Sometimes the body develops resistance to a medication that is working fine. The resistance can occur because of antibodies against the drug. It can also occur because the mechanism of the disease of the illness can change differently at the molecular level. You doctor can better answer this. ...Read more

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I was on humira and felt terrible, is enbrel (etanercept) any better?

Switching meds: The current recommendation is to try a medication with a different mechanism of action. That being said, before there were so many options, switching between Enbrel and Humira was quite common. Sometimes it helps, just as sometimes one pill in a class of drugs works better than another. ...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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I am wondering about the use of Celebrex (celecoxib) while on Coumadin.

 I am wondering about the use of Celebrex (celecoxib) while on Coumadin.

Avoid the combo: This is a bad combination to use due to increased risk of bleeding events. Before you should consider ever taking these two medications together please review this formally with your doctor(s). ...Read more

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Has lower back ache for few hours after taking asacol (mesalamine) . I am also on remicade for uc. Should I stop asacol (mesalamine)? Had this effect while taking prednisone.

Has lower back ache for few hours after taking asacol (mesalamine) . I am also on remicade for uc.  Should I stop asacol (mesalamine)? Had this effect while taking prednisone.

Possible: As you well know Asacol (mesalamine) is used to treat uc and the must common side effects are abdominal cramping and stomach ache and althogh back pain is a more rare side effect certainly is possible.Stop taken the medicine and see if the back pain goes away and if it does you know is the medicine, them you should discuss it with your physician.(never dc a medicine without first consulting with your dr. ...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

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I have lupus and am on methotrexate, prednisone. Should i work in the field as a paramedic while on immunosuppressant meds?

I have lupus and am on methotrexate, prednisone. Should i work in the field as a paramedic while on immunosuppressant meds?

Great question: The infections a paramedic is exposed to can be significant, so you have to think seriously about your risk when you are immunosuppressed on both Methotrexate and prednisone. If it is your passion to be a paramedic then speak with some of them for their opinions about their exposures. If you are already a paramedic then perhaps it would be better to transition to firefighting instead. ...Read more

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Could i carry an epi-pen on my person while traveling on an airplane?

Could i carry an epi-pen on my person while traveling on an airplane?

Don't know why: Not. To be sure check w/the airline when making your reservation. I've never had patients have problems before, even w/insulin syringes, pens, etc. ...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

Dr. Robert Lowe
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Humira (Definition)

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