17 patient evaluations for Adalimumab

Feb 28, 2013 (Started Jun 15, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for ankylosing spondylitis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg/0.8 mL Every Other Week
Advice & Tips: Adalimumab was amazing for my Ankylosing SPondylitis - life changing. Unfortunately after 3 years my body produced anti-bodies which resisted the drug. I tried re-starting after 3 months, still didn't work.
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 15, 2012 (Started Jun 15, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for ankylosing spondylitis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg/0.8 mL Every Other Week
Advice & Tips: Taking Adalimumab eradicated almost all symptoms of AS for about 3 years. It took me from a really low point, in a lot of pain and depression, to feeling great, getting on with work and even running a couple of half-marathons to raisemoney for Arthritis Research UK. 3 great years, after which the efficacy started to wear off because my immune system started resisting it. This varies between people - for some it doesn't work at all, for others it works for decades.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Jun 20, 2012 (Started May 17, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for rheumatoid arthritis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (heat rash on face, skin roughness on face, butterfly (malar) rash)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Advice & Tips: Face/Neck rash and rough skin started a day after my third dose, one month after starting on the drug. Significantly improved swelling of knees, hips, ankles, and wrists... perhaps elbows as well. DON'T TAKE COLD! Don't use rubbing alcohol in place of alcohol swipes.

Jun 15, 2012 (Started May 17, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for rheumatoid arthritis)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg/0.4 mL Every Other Week
Advice & Tips: The rash started the day after my third shot and progressed for weeks before it started calming down.

  • 0 helpful marks

May 31, 2012 (Started Feb 21, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for ankylosing spondylitis)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for tendinitis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (allergic reaction)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg/0.8 mL Every Other Week

  • 1 helpful mark
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