Adalimumab

Adalimumab injection is a disease-modifying antirheumatic drug that works by inactivating tumor necrosis factors. Tumor necrosis factors cause body inflammation, and this drug helps to relieve its symptoms within 2 to 12 weeks. It is sold under the brand name Humira.

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What could be the reason for a painful rash on the forehead?

Query: Hello doctor, A week back, I woke up with a painful rash on my forehead after visiting the ER for swollen lymph nodes on my neck the previous day. I am taking HUMIRA pen injections and never had such rashes before. I have not gotten a lab test yet. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. 1) I think you have herpes zoster infection due to the reactivation of varicella-zoster virus (chickenpox virus) in the body, which is one of the side effects of HUMIRA pen (Adalimumab). 2) It usually presents ...  Read Full »

Is Humira prescribed for RA?

Query: Hi doctor, One year ago, I was diagnosed with RA. I believe that there is more going on. I am currently taking Methotrexate 20 mg once a week, Folic acid 1 mg daily, Hydrochlorothiazide 25 mg daily and Cyclobenzaprine 10 mg twice a day. Also, I just began taking Celecoxib 200 mg for pain. I saw the ...  Read Full »


Dr. Prakash H. Muddegowda

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query and attached report (attachment removed to protect patient identity), my opinion is as follows: The C-reactive protein level is highly elevated indicating ongoing high level of damage in the tissues of the body. Now, the immediate need is to reduce inf...  Read Full »

Are my symptoms pointing towards Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis?

Query: Hello doctor, Doctors are switching between whether I have Crohn’s or ulcerative colitis, based on the response to the treatment and medicine. I started Humira last month, but it has come in for my second round, and it is already a month late. I do not know if that worked or not since I am of...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome you to icliniq.com. I know you must be very upset about your ongoing condition. Your symptoms suggest that you have Crohn's disease, not ulcerative colitis. Humira and biological medications like this work for a while before losing effect until the next dose. So yes, if the interva...  Read Full »

What does stress have to do with Crohn's disease?

Query: Hello doctor, I have Crohn's disease. Two years back, I was fine. I had gone through extreme stress early that year and after that, I had a flare-up. I lost 9 kg in a month. Then, the doctors detected ulcers in my ileum I was diagnosed with Crohn's. I was out of work for 14 months. Assuming that it...  Read Full »


Dr. Vadivel Kumaran. S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have a very good treatment response to Adalimumab. You are on top-down therapy. Usually, flares are due to non-compliance with medications, secondary infections or malignant transformation. Usually, stress does not cause flare-ups. You may be switched back to Pent...  Read Full »

How long should Humira be taken?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 55 year old male. I have been suffering from ankylosing spondylitis for at least 15 years. With very limited mobility and severe pain, I was under continuous medication and was taking Remicade (Infliximab) for the last five years. Till recently, Remicade was working well and my pai...  Read Full »


Dr. Divya Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The recommendations are that you should get Adalimumab for at least 12 weeks, before we can say that you are a nonresponder to the drug. So, it would be the same 12 weeks. There are other anti-TNF drugs (anti-tumor necrosis factor) available such as Etanercept, Golimu...  Read Full »

Does Adalimumab injection causes kidney dysfunction in HLA-B27 positive patients?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 26-year-old male. I am HLA-B27 positive (hereditary issue). I am suffering from joint pains since the last 16 years, I generally use Ultracet to suppress the pain. I have undergone a resurfacing surgery before nine years. Since then I have not taken any treatment. I have visit...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You need to understand that every medicine has its side effects and it is not that everyone gets it. Important is treatment. Since your disease may get worse with the passing years, Adalimumab injections would help you in controlling your disease. It rarely affects t...  Read Full »

Is Adfar injection a better treatment option for ankylosing spondylitis?

Query: Hello doctor, My husband is suffering from ankylosing spondylitis, and he is under treatment since last year. His doctor has now suggested Adfrar 40 injections along with physiotherapy and belt. The doctor has also suggested halting swimming until further instructions. I am looking for a second opi...  Read Full »


Dr. Naval Mendiratta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), and his disease does look quite severe. Developing a compression fracture is an indication that the disease activity is high. The reason for stopping exercises would be the fracture itse...  Read Full »

I got a PFT done. Kindly check and guide me if the values are fine.

Query: Hi doctor, I have a signal arthritis. Rib cage hurts when I breathe. I had a clear COPD four years back and normal PFT. I stopped smoking ten years ago. I am a swimmer and have breathing problem. I also have suspected connective tissue disease. I am currently taking Humira, Methotrexate and daily I ...  Read Full »


Dr. Divakara. P

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, your pulmonary function test (PFT) values are totally fine. Any value above 80% of predicted value is considered as normal. So, your values are too good. For further information consult a pulmonologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/pulmon...  Read Full »

What can be done to slow the disease progression in ankylosing spondylitis?

Query: Hello doctor,I am suffering from ankylosing spondylitis from two years. Can you please tell me whether there are chances to slow the disease progression and how?  Read Full »


Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are four modes of therapy for ankylosing spondylitis. NSAID group. Steroid. Disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs such as Methotrexate. TNF blocker like Adalimumab. Physiotherapy also should be done. Avoid smoking. Maintain good posture. If inf...  Read Full »

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