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Below are Humira (Adalimumab) reviews, ratings, comments submitted by patients and caregivers. Based on a total of 11 ratings/reviews, Humira has an overall score of 7.82. The effectiveness score is 8.18 and the side effect score is 8.18. The scores are on ten point scale: 10 - best, 1 - worst. This information is not vetted and should not be cosidered as clinical evidence.
 

Humira review by 35 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Rheumatoid Arthritis
Dosage & duration:   40 Mil Injection (dosage frequency: every other week) for the period of 3 years
Other conditions:   previous hysterectomy
Other drugs taken:   premarin
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   relieved pain, swelling, progression of damage to joints
Side effects:   literally none...some mild itching at injection site
Comments:   one injection every other week...only problem with medication was exhorbitant cost

 

Humira review by 28 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Moderately Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Crohn's Disease
Dosage & duration:   40 mil by injection (dosage frequency: every other week) for the period of almost 2 years now
Other conditions:   Anemia
Other drugs taken:   Asacol
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Seemed to quiet the disease down especially during the first year. Colonoscopy showed most of the colon healed after that time. Fistulas no longer occurred and stayed healed and erythema on legs did not recur once I started taking this.
Side effects:   Despite most of colon and rectal area healing, my sigmoid colon developed a bad stricture which may require surgery to remove. Was very disappointed that healing did not seem to be complete and now I may have to have surgery. Only side effects from taking the medication I noticed was a very high susceptibility to colds and other easily spread illness. Also length and severity of colds much worse than when not on it.
Comments:   TNF blocker.

 

Humira review by 52 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   rheumatoid arthritis
Dosage & duration:   40mg SQ taken every week for the period of 6 months
Other conditions:   actinic keratosis
Other drugs taken:   arava, celebrex, prednisone
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   The joint pain becomes considerably less within 24 hours of the shot. I have more energy and almost no more nausea.
Side effects:   I had a rash from the 2nd shot but it went away and has not come back.
Comments:   This medicine is given subcutaneously by a sho every 1-2weeks. I take it in combination with arava. I almost never take prednisone anymore and only take celebrex one time a day instead of two.

 

Humira review by 53 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Rheumatoid Arthritis
Dosage & duration:   40 mg taken every 15 days..self administer injection for the period of 2 years
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   occassional Motrin and vitamin supplements
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   I was initially placed on this medication several years ago for RA when Vioxx was pulled. I religiously self administered the medication for two years and then decided to quit because I didn't believe that it was helping much. I took a "holiday" for 16 months and then checked in with my rheumatologist. She suggested that I restart the medicine based upon x-rays and blood work. I have been on it again for 3mos...I feel better...less pain..more energy.
Side effects:   I have not experienced any side effects.
Comments:   I am fortunate that I have good insurance coverage because it is very expensive. As with any medicine...I am concerned about possible long term side effects. However...my grandmother had RA and was severely crippled with the disease. This medication is supposed to prevent joint destruction...I am hoping that it will.

 

Humira review by 55 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Ineffective
Side effects:   Extremely Severe Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Rheumatoid Arthritis
Dosage & duration:   40mg. taken every 2 weeks for the period of total of 4 injections Sub Q
Other conditions:   Osteoarthritis, Sjogren's Syndrome, Lupus
Other drugs taken:   Phenobarb, Topamax, Inderal, Zomig, Celebrex, Elavil
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   I was not on the drug lonng enough to recognize any benefits. Medication was discontinued when first vessicle appeared.
Side effects:   Acute psoritic rash accompanied by alopecia which required dermatologist care
Comments:   Many creams all were ineffective. Because of the autoimmune disease process, light therapy could not be used. It more or less ran its own course. Took over 6 months for all rash and outbreak to subside.

 

Humira review by 62 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   rheumatoi arthritis
Dosage & duration:   40mg taken fortnightly for the period of 4 years
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   methotrexate
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   amazing within 48 hrs virtually no pain
Side effects:   the only problem for me has been that colds tend to turn nasty and last a lot longer i always have the flu jabs now
Comments:   i have been using humira for about 4 years every 2 weeks,i took it alongside methotrexate haven't taken methx for about 3 years now dont need it if i catch a cold i delay injecting until i feel better,have missed up to 2 injections and not had bad joint pain.just wish i had started it sooner i perhaps wouldn't have the deformed hands that i have now

 

Humira review by 45 year old male patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   Severe Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   RA, Sjögren syndrome
Dosage & duration:   1 dose per two weeks (dosage frequency: 5) for the period of 2 months
Other conditions:   Asthma / COPD
Other drugs taken:   Methotrexaat; Artrotec; Foster; Atrovent, Sulbotamol
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Rheumatic arthritis problems/symptoms dissapeared. No more morning stifness, no more joint pains. More energy, more appetite.
Side effects:   Severe lung complications: Dyspneu, Pneunomonitis (inflammation of lung tissue), severe fever (40.3°). Inlammation of cornea. No relief of Sjögrens syndrome symptoms. First treatment with Humira resulted in a drop of the bloodpressure.
Comments:   Hospitalization, high doses of Prednisolon, Claritromycine and other antibiotics. Pantropazol, Atrovent, Salbutamol

 

Humira review by 38 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   RA
Dosage & duration:   40 mil (dosage frequency: every two weeks) for the period of 2.5 months
Other conditions:   anaemia
Other drugs taken:   sulfasalazine
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Significant reduction in pain and stiffness with 24 hours, lasting about a week. Am going to ask my doctor if it is possible to change to weekly injections, as am now alternating between happiness and misery on a weekly basis, as the effect wears out after seven days.
Side effects:   No noticeable side effects
Comments:   Self-administered injections

 

Humira review by 24 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Crohn's Disease
Dosage & duration:   0.8 ml (dosage frequency: once every two weeks) for the period of 13
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Virtually stopped joint and then digestive flares entirely.
Side effects:   development of an imbalance of natural-to-the-body fungi of the scalp, chest and feet that required antifungal creme as treatment
Comments:   Humira taken as a self-injected shot much like an epipen. Very painful at time of shot. Have moved just last week from every two weeks to every three.

 

Humira review by 50 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   ankylosing spondylitis
Dosage & duration:   40mg taken 1 shot every 2 weeks for the period of 2 months so far
Other conditions:   hypothyroid, insufficient pancreatic enzymes
Other drugs taken:   synthroid, creon12, bcp
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Almost complete pain relief! AMAZING!
Side effects:   none
Comments:   This drug is amazing! After being in almost constant neck and shoulder pain for approximately 2 years, within 4 days of my first injection of Humira, I was practically pain free. I am also taking Etodolac and am planning to taper off this anti-inflammatory in the next couple of months if possible.

 

Humira review by 30 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Rheumatoid arthritis
Dosage & duration:   40 mg taken every week for the period of 2+ years
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   celebrex, mercaptopurine
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Improved joint stiffness, less fatigue, better mobility, less pain and joint swelling, improved mood because of improved mobility
Side effects:   No side effects, possible chronic sinus issues but not sure if it is related. Bruising at injection site
Comments:   One injection sq every week, some pain on injection, occasional mild bleeding at injection site, mild bruising at injection site
 


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