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What Is The Difference Between Humira And Infliximab Drug
Do you think humira or remicade (infliximab) will ever come into the reach of poor people after their patent expire in 2016?
Maybe: Nextel, Remicade (infliximab) and Humira will be generic but it usually takes a couple of years and they will still be costlier than most generics because of manufacturing costs. But they are great drugs that alter disease not just symptoms. ...Read more
On remicade (infliximab) for uc. Max dose every 5 weeks. Disease flareup after 3 weeks since infusion. Gi advises switch over to humira. Any recommendations?
Reasonable: Switching to another tnf agent may lead to better disease control so it is worth a try. It is not, however, certain that the switch will provide additional benefit. ...Read more
Child has JRA failed enbrel and had side effects from it so dr gave choice humira or remicade (infliximab) Which is better? I'm confused snd do know what to do!
TNF Inhibitors: All of the medications offered to your child work in similar ways the difference is how the meds are given. Humira (adalimumab) is an injection that can be done at home every two weeks, while remicaide is an IV medication that must be done in an infusion unit or hospital. These medication have similar side effects and benefits. My advice is try the medication that is least disruptive to your lifestyle. ...Read more
Humira losing its effectiveness with RA. Unable to tolerate MTX or Plaquenil. Any Rheumotologists think Remicade (infliximab) would be a good option?
When is it time to start Humira or Remicade (infliximab) for RA. Been on MTX & plaquinil for 14 yrs, pred on & off. Labs slightly off, but pain & swelling intense.
Rheumatoid arthritis: Check with your trusted rheumatologist for the pros and cons of these DMARDS. ...Read more
See below: Infliximab is Remicade (infliximab) and Adalimumab is Humira in the U.S. ...Read more
Dear doctors, as a person with ankylosing spondylitis, could you tell about the price of tnf-inhibitors, such as etanercept, infliximab, adalimumab?
Mayby: There was one japanese study that suggested a plant based diet decreased the relapse rate of crohn's in remission. Http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/pmc2877178/pdf/wjg-16-2484.pdf unfortunately no pharma money is there to fund a f/u study. - for obvious reasons. If it was me, i'd try the veggie diet for 6 to 12 months. ...Read more
I have Crohn's and have been on pentasa, (mesalamine) humira and imuran which severely increase my liver enzymes. Would remicade be less liver toxic then imuran?
Remicade/humira: Remicade (infliximab) and Humira same class: biologics. Imuran (azathioprine) and Purinethol (6 mercaptopurine) same class: immunomodulators. All can affect liver chem, as can crohn's. Ask your doc. ...Read more
For 10 yrs I've been on 6mp for Ulcerative Colitis with ups and downs. How should I decide between 6mp, Entyvio, and Remicade/Humira moving forward?
Ulcerative Colitis: By visiting a gastroenterology clinic that you feel takes excellent care of your UC, keeps you informed of any changes needed, makes you feel like you are important, and calls you back within 12-24 hours of a phone call to their office. Finding the right doctor (s) for your condition is essential. Excellent doctors can also provide excellent insight into which medication (s) would work best for you. ...Read more
Maybe: Infliximab (remicade), and the anti-tnf medications including Adalimumab (humira), and certilizumab (cimzia) are all generally a very effective class of medications for crohn's disease. But they are situation dependent. They are less effective if given intermittently or started and stopped again. ...Read more
Is it necessary to take azathiroprine while taking remicade (infliximab) infusions?? What do the two drugs do to help you? Or help each other.
It depends: Azathioprine can reduce the rish of infusion reactions to Remicade (infliximab) and can inhibit the production of antibodies to Remicade (infliximab) that can compromise its effectiveness. However, it is not absolutely essential to take it while on Remicade (infliximab). ...Read more
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Advised to use remicade (infliximab) for my leftsided colitis. Afraid of drug’s side effects. Do benefits outweigh risks like serious infection & lymphoma?
Case by case see MD: Effective drug. Depends on severity of disease, response to other meds, etc. See your doc. ...Read more
I'm scared! Remicade (infliximab) is much less effective for me after being my MIRACLE DRUG for 10 yrs! (for Psa) Should mtx be tested? Dr says Rem. Is best
Talk to doctor: You need to go back to your doctor and tell him just how you feel. There are other options discuss this with doctor and then see what you think ...Read more
Treatment with infliximab might interfere with future transplant drugs? Or leads to important change in antibodies: hard to get a kidney transplant?
No: The effect of Infliximab is to block temporarily tnf, should not affect future transplants. In some people some antibodies against the drug may form, but no significant consequence to your question. ...Read more
No: Humira (adalimumab) is a biologic? Infliximab is more expensive. Other medications may be an option, but this should be discussed with ourngastroenterologist. ...Read more
As long as the E.D: There is an experation data on the box it came in. I would not go too much further than the date, as long as it has been well refrigerated. ...Read more
First day of humira (adalimumab) and still hurting can I take something for the pain. I am still in pain and I have swelling. Can I take an OTC drug to help?
Is there a drug that's less expensive and can be used as a alternative to humira (adalimumab) for rheumatoid arthritis?
YES: There are multiple drugs for arthritis cheaper than humira. Pills like methotrexate, sulfasalaxine, Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) and Leflunomide can be used alone or in combination. There is also an injectable form of Methotrexate that can sometimes be more effective. Prednisone can also be taken. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatories can be used. Depending on your insurance, another biologic may be cheaper than humira. ...Read more
Why does it sting so much when I take humira (adalimumab)? It's not the needle, it's the drug itself when I am injecting it
Humira (adalimumab) hurts: Humira (adalimumab) is a great drug in terms of its effectiveness for arthritis, uveitis, inflammatory bowel disease and other autoimmune but it hurts everyone who gets this medication. I have spoken to Humira (adalimumab) drug reps about this since I prescribe it to kids. There is something in the formulation that causes the stinging. Try warming med to body temp under your arm for 10 min before injecting. It helps some. ...Read more
Drug interaction of humira (adalimumab) with niacin can taking niacin affect the effectiveness of humira (adalimumab)?
No: Though interactions were reported in patients taking these two agents, Humira (adalimumab) and niacin, the patients were taking multiple other medications. It was not shown to be an interaction between the Niacin and humira (adalimumab). To test it individually, the Niacin could simply be stopped for a month assuming the Niacin was being used to treat hyperlipidemia. Ask your doctor if it is safe to hold the niacin. ...Read more
Could Humira (adalimumab) cause drug-induced lupus on the head? Some small lesions on the head. (Rheumatoid arthritis)
I've been taking Methotrexate and I'm on a study drug for my Psoriatic Arthritis, I think the study drug is Humira (adalimumab), (adalimumab) can Humira (adalimumab) cause weight gain?
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