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Adalimumab

Adalimumab Information

Adalimumab Benefits & Uses

Adalimumab is used to treat the following -

Adalimumab Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Ingredients of Adalimumab

Adalimumab

Adalimumab Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Adalimumab is used -

  1. Headache Mild
  2. Sinus inflammation
  3. Rash
  4. Upper respiratory tract infection
  5. Injection Site Allergic Reaction
  6. Abdominal Pain Moderate
  7. Blurred vision
  8. Cough Mild
  9. Depression Mild
  10. Bleeding Moderate

Adalimumab Related Warnings

Is the use of Adalimumab safe for pregnant women?

Adalimumab should not be taken during pregnancy, or should only be taken on the advice of a doctor as it may have severe side effects.

Severe

Is the use of Adalimumab safe during breastfeeding?

Women who are breastfeeding may experience severe harmful effects after taking Adalimumab. It should only be taken after medical advice.

Severe

What is the effect of Adalimumab on the Kidneys?

Adalimumab may have severe effects on your kidney, so do not take it without consulting your doctor.

Severe

What is the effect of Adalimumab on the Liver?

Adalimumab may cause harmful effects on liver. if you feel it's having any such effect, then stop taking this drug, and restart only on your doctor's advice.

Moderate

What is the effect of Adalimumab on the Heart?

Adalimumab can cause side effects that could harm the heart. So medical advice before taking it is necessary.

Severe

Severe Interaction of Adalimumab with Other Drugs

Adalimumab should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Adalimumab Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Adalimumab unless your doctor advises you to do so -

  1. Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
  2. Infections
  3. COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  4. Hepatitis B
  5. Tuberculosis (TB)

Frequently asked Questions about Adalimumab

Is this Adalimumab habit forming or addictive?

No, you will not get addicted to Adalimumab.

No

Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

Adalimumab does not cause dizziness or sleep, so you can drive a vehicle or operate machinery also.

Safe

Is it safe?

Adalimumab should be used only after doctor's advice.

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

No, Adalimumab cannot treat any kind of mental disorder.

No

Adalimumab Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Adalimumab

Due to the absence of research, it is difficult to say how Adalimumab and food will interact.

Unknown

Interaction between Alcohol and Adalimumab

Due to lack of research, nothing can be said about side effects of consuming alcohol while taking Adalimumab.

Unknown
This medicine data has been created by -
Dr. Md Saadullah
M.Pharma, Pharmacy
3 Years of Experience
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Dr. Vikas Chauhan
B.Pharma, Pharmacy
2 Years of Experience
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References

  1. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Humira (adalimumab)
  2. KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 884
  3. April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 110-112