Humira

Active Ingredient(s): Adalimumab
FDA Approved: * December 31, 2002
Pharm Company: * ABBOTT
Category: Immunosuppressive

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Humira Overview

Adalimumab, is a disease-modifying antirheumatic drug and monoclonal antibody that works by inactivating tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNFα).[5] It is sold under the brand name Humira, among others. It is a medication used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, psoriasis, hidradenitis suppurativa, uveitis, and juvenile idiopathic arthritis.[6][7][8] Use...

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Humira emotional side effects

My boyfriend is on Humira and has just had his second jab, the instant he took it he has been a different person. The kind, gentle, sweet man I knew seems to be gone. He's constantly angry, he has no desire for me in any way, he's emotionally distant. In a rare normal moment he told me he feels empty, unmotivated and angry and hates himself because of it. What can I do? I hate seeing him like this. What can we do? ## It would be best if he consulted his doctor as they may need to conduct some medical exams. While they are very rare, this medication has been known to cause some cerebrovascular accidents, which may cause permanent damage, if left untreated, according to the U.S. FDA. These medications can be unpredictable, so it is always better to err on the side of caution. Has ...

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side effects for Humira

I just started Humira in the last 2 weeks and I feel like my allergies are going nuts. My whole body is swelling. After reading some of your side effects this is somewhat normal. Does the swelling of legs, face, etc. go away? I went to the general practitioner to get something for my allergies. She seems to think its my body reacting to the Humira. ## Hello, Mic! How are you? I'm very sorry about the problem that you're having. That could be the sign of an allergic reaction to it. It should go away, in a few weeks, however, it most likely means that you shouldn't continue with Humira, as such reactions tend to worsen with repeated exposure. Other side effects, as listed by the FDA, may include dizziness, joint aches, headache, confusion and arthritis. Is there anything else ...

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Humira helped my Colitis and AS

I have been taking Humira now for over 10 years. I have experienced almost every side effect that has been mentioned here. The thing is this drug saved my life. I almost did not make it out of the hospital when Crohn's flared up. It was very touch and go. When I was released I met a great Rheumatologist and she suggested Humira. She explained to me my risk of cancer and other side effects but because steroids did not work for me I felt I had no choice. Glad I did. Dealing with side effects of drugs is not fun. Some have worse than others I feel for you. For me I fight through them as the alternative is not good. This drug is not for everyone and we all have to make our own choices so to all good luck. Both my colitis and AS are in remission with no flare ups since Humira. ## Thank y...

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Humira and TMJ

Has anyone taken humira for TMJ arthritis. ## Hello, Sanela! How are you? TMJ is a stress disorder of the jaw joint, which isn't usually related to arthritis, so an arthritis medication would not usually be used. Do you have arthritis in some form that may be causing some jaw pain? Or do you just have the TMJ? Has your doctor suggested trying Humira? ## Hi there, Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) occur as a result of problems with the jaw, jaw joint and surrounding facial muscles that control chewing and moving the jaw. These disorders are often incorrectly called TMJ, which stands for temporomandibular joint. My son has TMJ arthritis. He's been diagnosed with JA when he was 2 (he is 18 now); mostly had his knees, ankles affected. For the past several , it is his TMJ. And yes, h...

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Is HUMIRA good for RA treatment please advise.

Im 39 and suffering from RA. Im scared to use HUMIRA iinjections because of its side effects list. i want some one to advise me if i should use it and also how was their experience wth HUMIRA ## you've probably already gotten an answer but I've been using Humira for years for RA and LOVE it. No side effects aside from some minor itching at the site and every now and then a headache but if I take it before bed i don't get one. Some of the other drugs have far worse side effects. this one is pretty mild. ## Do you have cancer now? People get cancer in 5 years of taking this drug. My mom and many others have died from lung cancer and weren't smokers but took Humira. ## I wouldn't if you smoke. The combination of the two seem to accelerate the risk of cancer.

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Humira cancer risk is real

Humira gave my mom lung cancer. She was not a smoker and it was the only drug she was on. She died. Don't take this drug. ## Sorry to hear about what happened with your mom. My condolences for your loss. Thank you though for providing a warning to others about humira. Based on my own research I wouldn't doubt that humira could be a dangerous drug. Especially considering that it's classified as being Immunosuppressive. This means that humira can reduce the activation or efficacy of the immune system, which may open the door for things like cancer and other potentially serious illnesses. Having said that, I feel like humira is a threat to one's ability to recover. Hopefully other readers here will discuss these concerns with their doctor before giving humira a second thoug...

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HUmira and Breast Cancer

Does anyone know of someone being diagnosed with breast cancer while on Humira? ## HI, Audrey! According to an article that was published by the Journal of the American Medical Association, both Humira and Remicade can increase the risk of cancer. It's because they are anti-TNF agents and they said that patients taking one had a three-fold increased risk of developing cancer. Learn more Humira details here. Of course the issue is knowing whether or not the person would have developed cancer anyway, or if it was due to the medication. How long were you on it? ## 2 years and 2 months ## I was on Humira 2 years and 2 months. ## I was on humira for about 1 year and dx with dcis last Sept. on routine mammogram. Also dx with sarcoidoisis at same time. Had double mastectomy and found mult....

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Humira and hernias and other side effects

I wear a colostomy and was herniated around the stoma following surgery. More f the stomach wall seems to be weakening upon use of Humira. I now have four (two large in the upper quadrant of the stomach, and two small in the lower quadrant). There is some pain and discomfort as the bowel habits seem to be changing as the size of the hernias increase. There seems to be many very tender spots my back now and the bottoms of my feet burn and hurt. I developed tendonitis, but was also on Cymbalta when that occurred. I have stopped the Cymbalta but the tendonitis has not improved at all. I seem to be extremely anxious now and have anger outbursts and lots of crying. Are most of these found in Humira users? I used the starter in mid-April and am on maintenance doses every two weeks. ## Stomach...

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Humira linked to vision loss?

I have been taking Humira for 18 months and I started experiencing central vision loss 9 months ago. I have seen an Opthamologist specialist at UCLA and waiting for results of genetic testing to roll out Stargardt’s disease, but now I’m wondering if it is related, or progressing as quickly as it is due to the medication. I am hesitant to continue this medication due to my vision loss as I’m scared of losing more vision than I have already. In the last 5 months I have gone from 20/80 (with corrective lenses) to 20/300 (with corrective lenses). Has anyone else experienced vision loss/blindness? ## Hi Breanne, Sorry to hear about your situation. According to NIH, "changes in vision" are listed as a known side effect of Humira. It lists everything from "sunken ...

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Humira Injection Pain Relief

I've been on Humira for a little over a year now and the injection pain was pretty unbearable. I used to have a leather belt to bite down on. On a strange hunch I decided to try mega-hot sauce (carolina reaper based) a few minutes before my injection. The perceived leg pain during the injection while my mouth was still ablaze was almost nothing! I thought surely it must be a fluke, maybe I picked a good spot that week. The two weeks later I took another spoonful of hot sauce. Same thing! Though this time I got heart burn from the vinegar based hot sauce. I decided next time to go straight to the source and buy a habanero from the super market. The first time I bit into the habanero I was actually looking forward to the shot! When I actually did the injection I 'academically'...

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Adalimumab
  • Injection: 10mg/0.2ml, 20mg + 0.4ml, 20mg/0.4ml, 40mg/0.8ml
  • Syringe: 40mg/0.8ml
  • Vial: 40mg/0.8ml
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Humira: (15 results)

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Other drugs which contain Adalimumab or a similar ingredient: (13 results)

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Humira emotional side effects
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Humira and face swelling
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HUmira and Breast Cancer
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Humira Injection Pain Relief
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Humira and TMJ
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Humira caution
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Humira swelling of feet and legs
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humira financial help with medicare part g
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