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 280 163
Crohn's disease 192 89
Psoriasis 108 46
Ankylosing spondylitis 73 35
Psoriatic arthritis 69 48
Ulcerative colitis 24 18

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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 87
None 155

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 172 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Adalimumab

Dosage Patients
40 mg/0.8 mL every other week 26
50 mg every other week 15
40 mg every other week 12
1 mixed every other week 7
100 mg every other week 7
40 mg/0.8 mL weekly 4
50 mg weekly 3
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 149
Side effects too severe 85
Doctor's advice 69
Other 35
Expense 14
Change in health plan coverage 9
Course of treatment ended 7
Personal research 6
See all 257 patients who've stopped taking Adalimumab

Duration

Currently taking Adalimumab

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 6
6 months - 1 year 11
1 - 2 years 21
2 - 5 years 33
5 - 10 years 24
10 years or more 4

Stopped taking Adalimumab

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 43
1 - 6 months 67
6 months - 1 year 61
1 - 2 years 36
2 - 5 years 38
5 - 10 years 8
10 years or more 5
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 301
Usually 39
Sometimes 8
Never taken as prescribed 17
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 33
Somewhat hard to take 74
A little hard to take 100
Not at all hard to take 158
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 29
$100-199 2
$50-99 14
$25-49 21
< $25 172
Not specified 127

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Adalimumab after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Infliximab (Remicade) 37
Etanercept (Enbrel SureClick) 36
Methotrexate (Apo-Methotrexate) 22
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) 20
Infliximab (Remicade) 15
Certolizumab (Cimzia) 11
Abatacept (Orencia) 10
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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