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Do you think humira or remicade (infliximab) will ever come into the reach of poor people after their patent expire in 2016?

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

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What medicine is better remicade (infliximab) infusions or humira?

It depends: Medication is not working for everyone. Your doctor will decide which one is appropriated for your condition. It depends on your insurance formulary status, side effect, efficacy and drug-drug interaction with other medication, etc. ...Read more

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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

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Gi suggested colonoscopy to check colon condition before switching from remicade (infliximab) to humira. Treated for uc. Had colonoscopy 2 yrs ago. Is this needed?

See details: Why the switch from Remicade (infliximab) to humira? Are you having any symptoms at present? The answers to these questions determine if colonoscopy is really needed at this time. ...Read more

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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!

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

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Humira losing its effectiveness with RA. Unable to tolerate MTX or Plaquenil. Any Rheumotologists think Remicade (infliximab) would be a good option?

Humira losing its effectiveness with RA. Unable to tolerate MTX or Plaquenil. Any Rheumotologists think Remicade (infliximab) would be a good option?

Can't hurt to try: I'm a family doctor, not a rheumatologist, but I do have RA patients who are on Remicaid who are responding very well with it. I don't know what that's worth to you, but I thought I would share. I think it's being used a lot more and does have FDA indication for RA. ...Read more

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Psoriasis+psor. Arthritis. Methotrexate 15mg for 2 mos. Already+humira weekly. Dr say stelera no good for arthr...Says remicade (infliximab) or enbrel maybe. Ok?

Nod to others:: Humira is a tnfa antibody, and is similar to envbrel. Remicade (infliximab) is an antibody to the tnfa receptor, so it works differently. But I would have tried you on leflunomide, and oral drug, before starting biologics. ...Read more

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What is the trade name for infliximab and adalimumab in the us?

What is the trade name for infliximab and adalimumab in the us?

See below: Infliximab is Remicade (infliximab) and Adalimumab is Humira in the U.S. ...Read more

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Dear doctors, as a person with ankylosing spondylitis, could you tell about the price of tnf-inhibitors, such as etanercept, infliximab, adalimumab?

Dear doctors, as a person with ankylosing spondylitis, could you tell about the price of tnf-inhibitors, such as etanercept, infliximab, adalimumab?

See below: They run about 4figures/month.---if you have not insurance, you may qualify to receive the drug for free directly from the pharmaceutical company. Talk to your rheumatologist about this. ...Read more

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Is there a diet that can eliminate the need for humira/remicade in Crohn's disease patients?

Is there a diet that can eliminate the need for humira/remicade in Crohn's disease patients?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Can infliximab induce vitiligo? If not is there another drug that can?

Can infliximab induce vitiligo? If not is there another drug that can?

It has been reported: There are very few reports of vitiligo worsening or occurring as a side effect of treating patients with the biologic for other auto-immune diseases. I am unaware of other medications. ...Read more

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Is remicade (infliximab) the most effective drug for arthritis or chrohns?

Is remicade (infliximab) the most effective drug for arthritis or chrohns?

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

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Is there a difference in humira and enbrel (etanercept) treatment of psoriasis?

No great...: No great differences. Enbrel (etanercept) is once weekly and Humira is once every two weeks. They have similar efficacy in large trials, but differences exist between individuals! Both should be tried only after Methotrexate therapy has failed! ...Read more

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Is it necessary to take azathiroprine while taking remicade (infliximab) infusions?? What do the two drugs do to help you? Or help each other.

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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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

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Treatment with infliximab might interfere with future transplant drugs? Or leads to important change in antibodies: hard to get a kidney transplant?

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

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Is there a drug that is less expensive and can be used as a alternative to humira (adalimumab)?

Is there a drug that is less expensive and can be used as a alternative to humira (adalimumab)?

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

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How long can the drug "humira" last in my refrigerator?

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

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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?

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?

Yes: You can try aleve (naproxen) or advil but they have limited value. Often a small dose of Prednisone is very helpful until the Humira becomes effective. Discuss this issue with your rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Is enbrel (etanercept) or humira a narcotic drug?

Is enbrel (etanercept) or humira a narcotic drug?

No: Enbrel (etanercept) and Humira (adalimumab) are tumor necrosis factor-alpha (tnfa) blockers. They are not related to narcotic medications. ...Read more

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Is there a drug that's less expensive and can be used as a alternative to humira (adalimumab) for rheumatoid arthritis?

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

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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

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

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Drug interaction of humira (adalimumab) with niacin can taking niacin affect the effectiveness of humira (adalimumab)?

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

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Could Humira (adalimumab) cause drug-induced lupus on the head? Some small lesions on the head. (Rheumatoid arthritis)

Rare side effect: Demyelination CNS disease and drug induced lupus are rare side effects of humira (adalimumab). Best to consult with your prescribing Doctor sooner than later. Best wishes ...Read more

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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?

It does not appear: That weight gain is a known side effect of humira (adalimumab). For more information:

http://www. Drugs. Com/sfx/humira (adalimumab)-side-effects. Html

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