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 324 184
Crohn's disease 209 101
Psoriasis 111 50
Ankylosing spondylitis 81 40
Psoriatic arthritis 71 51
Ulcerative colitis 26 21

Show all 46 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 57
Moderate 77
Mild 102
None 176

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Adalimumab

Side effect Patients
Nausea 17
Fatigue 16
Headaches 15
Weakened immune system 15
Injection site pain 9
Migraine headaches 8

Show all 141 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Adalimumab

Dosage Patients
40 mg/0.8 mL every other week 22
50 mg every other week 18
40 mg every other week 14
1 mixed every other week 13
100 mg every other week 13
50 mg weekly 6
40 mg/0.8 mL weekly 5
20 mg/0.4 mL every other week 3
1 mixed weekly 2
40 mg weekly 2

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Why patients stopped taking Adalimumab

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Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 172
Side effects too severe 95
Doctor's advice 80
Other 37
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 10
6 months - 1 year 12
1 - 2 years 17
2 - 5 years 42
5 - 10 years 22
10 years or more 8

Stopped taking Adalimumab

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 52
1 - 6 months 70
6 months - 1 year 69
1 - 2 years 42
2 - 5 years 44
5 - 10 years 11
10 years or more 5
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 340
Usually 46
Sometimes 8
Never taken as prescribed 18
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 34
Somewhat hard to take 84
A little hard to take 111
Not at all hard to take 183
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 30
$100-199 3
$50-99 15
$25-49 22
< $25 190
Not specified 152

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Adalimumab after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Etanercept (Enbrel SureClick) 46
Infliximab (Remicade) 46
Methotrexate (Apo-Methotrexate) 31
Mesalamine (Pentasa) 9
Sulfasalazine (Salazopyrin) 9

Show all 37 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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