18 patient evaluations for Adalimumab

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Dec 31, 2019 (Started Jan 07, 2019)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for rheumatoid arthritis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Advice & Tips: Hymiroz was my 2.end TNFalfa inhibitor, and I don't believe I had any benefit at all from this one. The injection pen was somewhat better than the Benepali pen.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 11, 2019 (Started Oct 24, 2018)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for rheumatoid arthritis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1 other Every Other Week
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 1, 2018 (Started Oct 24, 2018)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for rheumatoid arthritis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 other Every Other Week
Advice & Tips: I just started taking this so I cannot really give a good evaluation, but I did notice the burning pain in my spine almost disappear 2 hours after the Dr gave me my first dose. The pain is back in my joints and back. I am waiting for the Insurance to approve my next dose.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 21, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for rheumatoid arthritis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 30, 2008 (Started Jul 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for rheumatoid arthritis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Weekly
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

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

Dec 14, 2015 (Started Jul 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Crohn's disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (burning pain at injection site)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg/0.8 mL Every Other Week
Advice & Tips: Helped my arthritis more noticeably than my bowels! I find the injection painful but doing it very slowly decreases the pain significantly
Cost: $200+ monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 21, 2014 (Started Apr 08, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for rheumatoid arthritis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg/0.8 mL Every Other Week
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 4, 2013 (Started Dec 15, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Crohn's disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (weakened immune system, fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg/0.8 mL Every Other Week
Advice & Tips: I switch off which thighs I inject Humira into every other week. I have a high pain tolerance so I honestly just give it to myself and keep living, but I have friends who have to ice their thighs before and after. I believe another spot for possible injection was my stomach, but I refused to ever even try that, especially considering all the surgeries I was recovering from.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

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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