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Doctor insights on: Will Humira Immunotherapy Persons

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Dr. Michael Palumbo
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Immunotherapy (Definition)

Encompasses subcutaneous, patch or sublingual treatment with increasing amounts of specific allergen. Used for allergic rhinitis, allergic asthma, and hymenoptera hypersensitivity (and in ongoing trials for food allergy). Specific IgE-mediated disease must be proven. Indications are lack of symptom control despite medication/avoidance, reduce risk of anaphylaxis, or ...Read more


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What is the humira (adalimumab) injection procces?

What is the humira (adalimumab) injection procces?

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 more

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Does Humira (adalimumab) cause Lupus ?

Never heard of it: I can't think of a mechanism wherein Humira (adalimumab) would lead to Lupus. However it is usually used to treat autoimmune disorders and those who already have an autoimmune disease are at risk to develop another as the result of impaired immune regulation ...Read more

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Will humira (adalimumab) make knees swell?

Will humira (adalimumab) make knees swell?

NO: In general Humira (adalimumab) will make swollen knees better - assuming the swelling is due to an inflammatory arthritis like rheumatoid or psoriatic arthritis. ...Read more

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Can i take humira (adalimumab) if pregnant?

Recent study...: From england posted results of 1000 women taking Humira (adalimumab) or like drug. The incidence of birth defects was not increased! ...Read more

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What are vision problems with humira (adalimumab)?

Uncommon: Although uncommon, Humira (adalimumab) may be associated with vision problems including cataracts and optic neuritis, an inflammatory condition of the optic nerves. ...Read more

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Can you chew tobacco while on humira (adalimumab)?

No: I would not recommend chewing tobacco with or without humira (adalimumab). It would be best if you stop this habit immediately. The long-term health risks are something you'll discover 30 years from now. Please stop. ...Read more

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Does humira (adalimumab) cause irritating skin breakouts?

Yes: If you mean skin rashes, the answer is yes. Discuss this problem with the doctor who prescribed it. ...Read more

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How much does humira (adalimumab) compromise my immune system?

How much does humira (adalimumab) compromise my immune system?

No simple answer: Some physicians use t cell subsets to measure immune impairment but there are many other tests. It is actually quite hard to quantify easily. ...Read more

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What is infection risk that is caused by humira (adalimumab) ?

What is infection risk that is caused by humira (adalimumab) ?

Humira (adalimumab) infections : Viral infections, bacterial infections, fungal infections and tuberculosis are some of infections with Humira (adalimumab) usage.Extent, site, organ system involved vary in patient to patient . Hepatitis b infection can become active in carriers of this virus.Assocated medication usage, patients over all health, other chronic diseases can play a role in cause and severity of infection. Check with your dr. ...Read more

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Are there other alternatives to enbrel (etanercept) and humira?

Are there other alternatives to enbrel (etanercept) and humira?

Yes: It depends on the disease being treated. For psoriasis (my field is dermatology), there is infliximab (remicade), ustekinemab (stelara), alefacept (amevive) - not used much now and golimumab (simponi) - not used much either. ...Read more

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

It's different: Different people react differently to different medications. It is possible that you will have the same trouble with Enbrel (etanercept) but it's also possible that you will have no trouble with enbrel (etanercept). The only way to know for certain is to try it. ...Read more

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Is there an immune system build up after discontinuing humira (adalimumab)?

Humira (adalimumab): 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 more

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Dr. Robert Lowe
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Adalimumab (Definition)

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Dr. Robert Lowe
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Humira (Definition)

Humira is an arthritis therapy which is a ...Read more