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 284 164
Crohn's disease 193 90
Psoriasis 109 49
Ankylosing spondylitis 73 35
Psoriatic arthritis 69 50
Ulcerative colitis 25 19

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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 71
Mild 89
None 158

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Adalimumab

Side effect Patients
Fatigue 16
Immune system weak 14
Headaches 13
Nausea 11
Injection site pain 8
Injection site reaction 8

Show all 174 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Adalimumab

Dosage Patients
40 mg/0.8 mL every other week 26
40 mg every other week 11
50 mg every other week 11
100 mg every other week 8
1 mixed every other week 7
40 mg/0.8 mL weekly 4
50 mg weekly 3
4 x 40 mg/0.8 mL every other week 2
1 other every other week 1
1 mixed weekly 1

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Why patients stopped taking Adalimumab

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Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 152
Side effects too severe 86
Doctor's advice 69
Other 35
Expense 14
Change in health plan coverage 9
Course of treatment ended 7
Personal research 6
See all 260 patients who've stopped taking Adalimumab

Duration

Currently taking Adalimumab

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 6
6 months - 1 year 7
1 - 2 years 19
2 - 5 years 32
5 - 10 years 19
10 years or more 4

Stopped taking Adalimumab

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 43
1 - 6 months 69
6 months - 1 year 61
1 - 2 years 36
2 - 5 years 39
5 - 10 years 8
10 years or more 5
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 306
Usually 39
Sometimes 8
Never taken as prescribed 17
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 33
Somewhat hard to take 75
A little hard to take 102
Not at all hard to take 160
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 29
$100-199 2
$50-99 14
$25-49 21
< $25 174
Not specified 130

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Adalimumab after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Etanercept (Enbrel SureClick) 38
Infliximab (Remicade) 37
Methotrexate (Apo-Methotrexate) 23
Hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil) 8
Mesalamine (Pentasa) 8

Show all 32 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Adalimumab and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Etanercept (Enbrel SureClick) 20
Infliximab (Remicade) 15
Certolizumab (Cimzia) 11
Abatacept (Orencia) 10
Methotrexate (Apo-Methotrexate) 6

Show all 20 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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