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adalimumab (AMJEVITA, HUMIRA)

Drug and Dietary Supplement Profiles

A comprehensive review of the safety and effectiveness of this drug. If the drug is not a Do Not Use product, information on adverse effects, drug interactions and how to use the medication are included.
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Disease and Drug Family Information

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  • Arthritis and Inflammation [hide all summaries]
    At least 31.6 million Americans suffer from some form of arthritis. The three most common types are rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and gout. Each has a different cause, treatment, and probable outcome.
  • Salicylates and Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) [hide all summaries]
    The salicylates are used to relieve pain and to reduce fever and inflammation. Aspirin, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), is the most well-known and frequently used salicylate. Other salicylates discussed on this web site are salsalate and choline and magnesium salicylates.

Worst Pills, Best Pills Newsletter Articles

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  • New Biologic Drugs for Rheumatoid Arthritis: Which Are Safe? [hide all summaries]
    (March 2016)
    Patients with rheumatoid arthritis have a wide array of medication choices for reducing joint pain and inflammation and slowing the progression of joint damage. The most potent such drugs are a group of medications known as disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs). Learn about the serious risks posed by these drugs and when they should be used.
  • Questions & Answers for March 2015 [hide all summaries]
    (March 2015)
    In a new feature that will appear periodically in issues of Worst Pills, Best Pills News, we respond to some selected questions posed by our readers. In this month’s issue, we respond to questions regarding (a) whether the widely advertised drug adalimumab (HUMIRA) is a new wonder drug, and (b) what should you do if you are already taking rivaroxaban (XARELTO).
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs Linked to Increased Shingles Risk [hide all summaries]
    (May 2013)
    The article discusses evidence that five widely used drugs for rheumatoid arthritis can increase the risk of shingles. If you are using one of these drugs, learn what you can do to reduce such risks.
  • Stronger Liver Toxicity Warning for the Arthritis Drug Leflunomide (ARAVA) [hide all summaries]
    (October 2010)
    On July 13, 2010, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that the black-box warning for the arthritis drug leflunomide (ARAVA) will be updated to highlight the risk of severe liver injury with the use of this drug and to explain how this risk may be reduced.
  • Black Box Warnings Updated on Tumor Necrosis Factor Blockers [hide all summaries]
    (February 2010)
    New warnings are being required on CIMZIA, ENBREL, HUMIRA, EMICADE and SIMPONI because of evidence that lymphoma (tumor of lymph tissue) and other malignancies, some fatal, have been reported in children and adolescents treated with TNF blockers.

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