3 patient evaluations for Adalimumab with a burden rating of Somewhat hard to take

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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

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

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
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