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 295 168
Crohn's disease 202 97
Psoriasis 111 51
Ankylosing spondylitis 75 35
Psoriatic arthritis 71 52
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
52
Moderate
74
Mild
98
None
162

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Adalimumab

Side effect Patients
Fatigue 16
Immune system weak 15
Nausea 14
Headaches 13
Injection site pain 8
Injection site reaction 8

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Adalimumab

Dosage Patients
40 mg/0.8 mL every other week 21
50 mg every other week 16
1 mixed every other week 13
100 mg every other week 12
40 mg every other week 10
40 mg/0.8 mL weekly 8
20 mg/0.4 mL every other week 2
40 mg weekly 2
50 mg weekly 2
100 mg weekly 2

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Why patients stopped taking Adalimumab

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Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 167
Side effects too severe 90
Doctor's advice 76
Other 36
Expense 14
Change in health plan coverage 11
Personal research 8
Course of treatment ended 7
See all 281 patients who've stopped taking Adalimumab

Duration

Currently taking Adalimumab

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 10
6 months - 1 year 8
1 - 2 years 21
2 - 5 years 38
5 - 10 years 20
10 years or more 5

Stopped taking Adalimumab

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 49
1 - 6 months 70
6 months - 1 year 66
1 - 2 years 39
2 - 5 years 43
5 - 10 years 10
10 years or more 5
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 320
Usually 41
Sometimes 8
Never taken as prescribed 17
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 33
Somewhat hard to take 80
A little hard to take 103
Not at all hard to take 170
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 30
$100-199 2
$50-99 15
$25-49 22
< $25 178
Not specified 139

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Adalimumab after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Etanercept (Enbrel SureClick) 41
Infliximab (Remicade) 41
Methotrexate (Apo-Methotrexate) 25
Hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil) 8
Mesalamine (Pentasa) 8

Show all 34 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Adalimumab and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Etanercept (Enbrel SureClick) 22
Infliximab (Remicade) 17
Abatacept (Orencia) 11
Certolizumab (Cimzia) 11
Vedolizumab (Entyvio) 8

Show all 21 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

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