3 patient evaluations for Adalimumab taken for the purpose of 'ankylosing spondylitis'

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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

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
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