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Does humira (adalimumab) have severe side effects?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Michael Laccheo
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: It can

While Humira (adalimumab) is generally well tolerated, in rare cases it can have serious side effects including life threatening infections.

In brief: It can

While Humira (adalimumab) is generally well tolerated, in rare cases it can have serious side effects including life threatening infections.
Dr. Michael Laccheo
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