What is Adalimumab?

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Adalimumab is an injectable product that can be used to treat a variety of autoimmune conditions including: rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and plaque psoriasis.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Rheumatoid arthritis 314 179
Crohn's disease 206 99
Psoriasis 111 50
Ankylosing spondylitis 81 40
Psoriatic arthritis 72 50
Ulcerative colitis 26 21

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  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 56
Moderate 75
Mild 100
None 172

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Adalimumab

Side effect Patients
Fatigue 16
Nausea 16
Immune system weak 15
Headaches 13
Injection site pain 9
Injection site reaction 9

Show all 182 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Adalimumab

Dosage Patients
40 mg/0.8 mL every other week 25
50 mg every other week 17
40 mg every other week 14
100 mg every other week 13
1 mixed every other week 12
40 mg/0.8 mL weekly 7
100 mg weekly 4
1 mixed weekly 3
50 mg weekly 3
2 x 40 mg/0.8 mL every other week 2

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Why patients stopped taking Adalimumab

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Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 169
Side effects too severe 94
Doctor's advice 79
Other 38
Expense 14
Change in health plan coverage 11
Personal research 8
Course of treatment ended 7
See all 289 patients who've stopped taking Adalimumab

Duration

Currently taking Adalimumab

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 14
6 months - 1 year 12
1 - 2 years 21
2 - 5 years 41
5 - 10 years 24
10 years or more 5

Stopped taking Adalimumab

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 52
1 - 6 months 69
6 months - 1 year 68
1 - 2 years 41
2 - 5 years 45
5 - 10 years 10
10 years or more 5
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 333
Usually 44
Sometimes 8
Never taken as prescribed 18
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 33
Somewhat hard to take 82
A little hard to take 109
Not at all hard to take 179
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 30
$100-199 2
$50-99 15
$25-49 22
< $25 187
Not specified 147

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Adalimumab after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Infliximab (Remicade) 45
Etanercept (Enbrel SureClick) 44
Methotrexate (Apo-Methotrexate) 30
Mesalamine (Pentasa) 9
Hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil) 8

Show all 35 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Adalimumab and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Etanercept (Enbrel SureClick) 22
Infliximab (Remicade) 19
Abatacept (Orencia) 13
Certolizumab (Cimzia) 13
Vedolizumab (Entyvio) 8

Show all 22 treatments patients report switching to

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16 patient evaluations for Adalimumab

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
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