18 patient evaluations for Adalimumab

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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

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

Jun 15, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for ankylosing spondylitis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Every Other Week
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Jan 8, 2010 (Started Apr 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Crohn's disease)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for joint pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for joint stiffness)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 2 x 40 mg/0.8 mL Every Other Week
Advice & Tips: We had a problem with our insurance board excepting it for this year so there was a delay in getting this medication. My body sure knew the difference. What with me experiencing diarrhea also the joints were hurting and stiff. Now I am back on it Thankfully~
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 4, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for psoriasis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg/0.4 mL Every Other Week

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 22, 2011 (Started Apr 13, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Crohn's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg/0.4 mL Every Other Week

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 1, 2011 (Started Apr 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Crohn's disease)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (tremor in legs)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg/0.8 mL Every Other Week
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: tremor in legs

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 20, 2011 (Started Feb 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for rheumatoid arthritis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg/0.8 mL Every Other Week
Advice & Tips: ice the area for a few mins before inj. It helps with the pain and I have had no bruising or the "itchy lump" reaction since doing this. i have had a remarkable improvement, I had 3 days a week in bed, now I can walk 3 kms. It has slowed the deformity in my hands.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 1, 2010 (Started Jul 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for psoriasis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg/0.4 mL Weekly
Advice & Tips: Saw no results, not worth the possible side effects.

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 13, 2012 (Started Apr 01, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for rheumatoid arthritis)
  • Side effects
    Severe (fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg/0.8 mL Every Other Week
Advice & Tips: I am waiting to start Enbrel back up; insurance companies are unfair about these medications! I had to stop taking it in the first place because it had given me a lung infection. It was helping me out a lot. It took a lot of the stiffness and redness away from my joints. They weren't bothered by the arthritis pain. Since I've been off of it, I'm starting to get stiffness, and now redness back.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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