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 287 166
Crohn's disease 197 93
Psoriasis 109 49
Ankylosing spondylitis 74 35
Psoriatic arthritis 70 51
Ulcerative colitis 26 20

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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 72
Mild 93
None 160

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Adalimumab

Side effect Patients
Fatigue 16
Immune system weak 14
Headaches 13
Nausea 12
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 30
40 mg every other week 11
50 mg every other week 11
100 mg every other week 10
1 mixed every other week 8
40 mg/0.8 mL weekly 6
50 mg weekly 4
1 mixed weekly 3
4 x 40 mg/0.8 mL every other week 2
1 other every other week 1

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Why patients stopped taking Adalimumab

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Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 156
Side effects too severe 87
Doctor's advice 72
Other 35
Expense 14
Change in health plan coverage 9
Course of treatment ended 7
Personal research 6
See all 266 patients who've stopped taking Adalimumab

Duration

Currently taking Adalimumab

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 8
6 months - 1 year 8
1 - 2 years 20
2 - 5 years 36
5 - 10 years 24
10 years or more 4

Stopped taking Adalimumab

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 44
1 - 6 months 69
6 months - 1 year 62
1 - 2 years 36
2 - 5 years 43
5 - 10 years 8
10 years or more 5
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 312
Usually 40
Sometimes 8
Never taken as prescribed 17
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 33
Somewhat hard to take 76
A little hard to take 104
Not at all hard to take 164
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 29
$100-199 2
$50-99 15
$25-49 21
< $25 177
Not specified 133

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Adalimumab after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Etanercept (Enbrel SureClick) 39
Infliximab (Remicade) 37
Methotrexate (Apo-Methotrexate) 23
Hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil) 8
Mesalamine (Pentasa) 8

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Patients stopped taking Adalimumab and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Etanercept (Enbrel SureClick) 20
Infliximab (Remicade) 15
Abatacept (Orencia) 11
Certolizumab (Cimzia) 11
Vedolizumab (Entyvio) 7

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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