What are the side effects of humira (adalimumab) that people worry about?

Risk of infection. Increased risk for infection and modest increase in certain malignacies--the overwhelming patients on the drug have nothing to worry about, but the increase is definite. Also, life insurance difficulties will invariably appear. Do everything possible not to go on the drugs, if other options have not been tried.

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I am going to to take humira (adalimumab) soon. What are the side effects?

Infection risk. The major side effect is an increased risk of infection. Other side effects includes lowered blood counts, elevated live enzymes, neurological disorders and a small risk for lymphoma.

What are the side effects of tnf inhibitors such as humira and enbrel (etanercept)?

See below. The important side effects that have been most extensively related to tnf blockers include: lymphoma, infections including tuberculosis, congestive heart failure, demyelinating disease, a lupus-like syndrome, induction of auto-antibodies, injection site reactions, and systemic side effects.
Infection risk. The major risk with these agents is infection. Other problems are very rare.

Does humira (adalimumab) have severe side effects?

It can. While Humira (adalimumab) is generally well tolerated, in rare cases it can have serious side effects including life threatening infections.
Yes. The major risk is infections, including tuberculosis. Your doctor will want to screen you for past exposure to hepatitis b and TB because starting this medication. Other side effects include neurologic disorders, reduced blood counts and an increased risk of lymphoma. That said, biologics suchas Humira (adalimumab) are superb in reducing the inflammation associated with rheumatoid arthritis and related disease.

Do you take humira (adalimumab)? What side effects have you noticed?

Biologic side effec. Humira (adalimumab) is an anti-tumor necrosis factor monoclonal antibody. It can interfer with the activity of rheumatoid arthritis and crohn's and help patients. It does suppress the immune protection of the body and there are a long list of side effects: the most common is increased risk of infections and we have to monitor you for that. Most of the others on the list can occur and we follow you.

My doctor recomended me humira (adalimumab) for RA. What is it and what's its benefits and side effects? Thank u

See details. Humira (adalimumab) is a biologic drug and works as a tnf antagonist. It is very effective in controlling the inflammation of RA and reducing the risk of joint damage. The major risk is infection with other risks including reduced blood counts, liver inflammation, neurologic disorders and lymphoma. All of these are rare and the benefits are far greater than the risks.
Anti-TNF biologic. Humira (adalimumab) is one of five drugs that block a pro-inflammatory protein called tnf that are elevated in diseases like ra, psoriatic arthritis, and spondylitis. Anti-tnf agents are very effective. They are often given with methotrexate. Humira (adalimumab) has a variety of possible side effects but most patients do extremely well. Serious side effects are uncommon.

If humira (adalimumab) will cause infection risks and many side effects, so if we stopped it would those infection be gone and gain a great health again?

Adalimumab. This tnf blocker has significant risks associated with its use, but the diseases for which it is prescribed (in your case presume rheumatoid arthritis) may not be controlled otherwise. This needs to be discussed with your doctor and a full understanding of risks and benefits developed.

Ulcerative colitis and now on humira (adalimumab). What are possible side effects?

Infection primarily. The major risk is infection. Other possible side effects include reduced blood counts, neurological disorders, live inflammation and an increased risk of lymphoma.

Due to side effects I need to stop taking humira (adalimumab) I am considering trying anatabloc, is there anything in anayabloc that would interfere with warfarin?

No to my knowledge. Not as far as I know. However I am not familiar with anatabloc or anayabloc. You should talk with the doctor who prescribed it or else talk to your pharmacist in regards to interaction with warfarin.
No. However, this supplement is a poor substitute for humira (adalimumab). If you are taking Humira (adalimumab) for RA or psoriatic arthritis this supplement will not prevent joint damage and destruction.