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What Happens After Humira
Humira: The body makes tnf- Alpha as one of the proteins involved in systemic inflammation. When any tnf blocker is stopped inflammation will usually increase and the levels of many cytokines that are involved in inflammation increase as the systemic inflammation increases but tnf is only one protein that increases with increases in inflammation. There is not a build up. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Humira Clearance: It takes about 5-6 x the "half life" for the body to metabolize / excrete a medication from the body. The "half life" of Humira is 10-20 days. The shortest time period it would take for Humira to be cleared from your body would be 5x10 or 50 days (almost 2 months) and the longest would be 6x20 or 120 days (4 months). Probably after 3 months your immune system wouldn't see the effects of Humira ...Read more
After starting humira almost 3 months ago i am noticing hairloss. Is this normal? Will it adjust? or will i loose my hair completelly? Thank you
Hair loss: With Humira, not a known side effect of the drug, mind you, you are on imuran as well, both drugs increase risk of infection, keep a close follow up with your doctors. Probably the hair loss is an indirect effect of the suppressed immune system to control the original disease, just observe and report to your doctor, wish you wellness ...Read more
I was on a humira dose of every 2 weeks but psoriasis flared up a lot recently after a few years of remission. I'm on humira weekly now. Is that ok?
Had asmall amount of blood in syringe after i injected my humira. There was none when i drew back before i started. I bled more than normal on exit?
You hit something: You probably hit a small blood vessel. As long as there is no significant bleeding you should be fine. ...Read more
Collaboration: The answer to this question is best obtained by having the two prescribers(oncologist and rheumatologist,gastroenterologist,etc) confer. Also your pharmacist can be helpful in this matter. ...Read more
My doctor sent me a letter after a biopsy that says mildly atypical lesion, was on Humira for 2 years. What does this mean?
Need more info: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, What tissue was biopsied? Mildly atypical is no reason to be concerned. There was no cancer in the tissue examined. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco or alcohol in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
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