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 317 181
Crohn's disease 206 99
Psoriasis 111 50
Ankylosing spondylitis 82 40
Psoriatic arthritis 71 49
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 57
Moderate 76
Mild 100
None 171

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Adalimumab

Side effect Patients
Nausea 17
Fatigue 16
Immune system weak 15
Headaches 14
Injection site pain 9
Migraine headaches 8

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Adalimumab

Dosage Patients
40 mg/0.8 mL every other week 23
50 mg every other week 17
1 mixed every other week 13
40 mg every other week 12
100 mg every other week 12
40 mg/0.8 mL weekly 7
100 mg weekly 5
1 mixed weekly 3
50 mg weekly 3
2 x 40 mg/0.8 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 171
Side effects too severe 95
Doctor's advice 80
Other 38
Expense 14
Change in health plan coverage 11
Personal research 8
Course of treatment ended 7
See all 292 patients who've stopped taking Adalimumab

Duration

Currently taking Adalimumab

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 7
6 months - 1 year 11
1 - 2 years 20
2 - 5 years 46
5 - 10 years 21
10 years or more 7

Stopped taking Adalimumab

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 52
1 - 6 months 70
6 months - 1 year 69
1 - 2 years 41
2 - 5 years 45
5 - 10 years 11
10 years or more 5
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 334
Usually 44
Sometimes 8
Never taken as prescribed 18
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 33
Somewhat hard to take 82
A little hard to take 109
Not at all hard to take 180
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 30
$100-199 2
$50-99 15
$25-49 22
< $25 186
Not specified 149

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Adalimumab after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Infliximab (Remicade) 45
Etanercept (Enbrel SureClick) 44
Methotrexate (Apo-Methotrexate) 31
Mesalamine (Pentasa) 9
Hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil) 8

Show all 35 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Adalimumab and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Etanercept (Enbrel SureClick) 23
Infliximab (Remicade) 19
Abatacept (Orencia) 13
Certolizumab (Cimzia) 13
Vedolizumab (Entyvio) 8

Show all 22 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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