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 275 159
Crohn's disease 190 87
psoriasis 109 45
ankylosing spondylitis 70 32
psoriatic arthritis 69 46
ulcerative colitis 24 18

Show all 52 reasons taken


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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 51
Moderate 68
Mild 85
None 152

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Adalimumab

Side effect Patients
Fatigue 16
Immune system weak 13
Headaches 12
Nausea 9
Injection site pain 8
Injection site reaction 8

Show all 170 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Adalimumab

Dosage Patients
40 mg/0.8 mL every other week 30
50 mg every other week 17
40 mg every other week 13
40 mg/0.8 mL weekly 8
1 mixed every other week 7
100 mg every other week 6
50 mg weekly 4
100 mg weekly 3
1 mixed weekly 2
20 mg/0.4 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 147
Side effects too severe 83
Doctor's advice 69
Other 33
Expense 14
Change in health plan coverage 8
Course of treatment ended 7
Personal research 6
See all 251 patients who've stopped taking Adalimumab

Duration

Currently taking Adalimumab

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 8
6 months - 1 year 11
1 - 2 years 20
2 - 5 years 34
5 - 10 years 28
10 years or more 5

Stopped taking Adalimumab

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 43
1 - 6 months 66
6 months - 1 year 59
1 - 2 years 35
2 - 5 years 36
5 - 10 years 8
10 years or more 5
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 295
Usually 37
Sometimes 8
Never taken as prescribed 16
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 33
Somewhat hard to take 72
A little hard to take 97
Not at all hard to take 154
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 28
$100-199 2
$50-99 14
$25-49 20
< $25 168
Not specified 124

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Adalimumab after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Infliximab (Remicade) 37
Etanercept (Enbrel SureClick) 35
Methotrexate (Apo-Methotrexate) 20
Hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil) 8
Mesalamine (Pentasa) 8

Show all 31 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Adalimumab and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Etanercept (Enbrel SureClick) 18
Infliximab (Remicade) 14
Certolizumab (Cimzia) 11
Abatacept (Orencia) 9
Apremilast (Otezla) 5

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

  • 0 helpful marks
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