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Infliximab and Adalimumab

Hi everyone! I also wanted to ask if anyone has experience with the drugs Infliximab and Adalimumab
They are given intravenously. I wanted to know if you tolerated it ok, if there are any bad side effects and overall your thoughts. Many thanks

  1. Am on Adalimumab (Humira). Have been for 6.5 yrs now and have stayed in remission that whole time! No side effects thus far.

    1. Also, humira isn't intravenous. It's subcutaneous.

      1. is this an injection that you give to yourself?

      2. yes. They come in prefilled pens

    2. Did you have any bad reactions to this? Is this the most successful method do you think? Thank you for your time

      1. Hi , I was on Humira for a few months and started to see some improvement, but not all the way. I've moved on to Remicade now and am seeing more rapid improvement. So far not seeing side effects. That being said, the drug is different for everyone. I know some people who have been on Remicade for years and for some it doesn't work at all--so it's hard to judge the success rate (it's more individual than that). Most of the time doctors determine whether the risk of side effects is worth you taking it, so if it is being recommended to you, I bet your doctor has an idea it will help you. That being said, you can always talk more in-depth with your doctor about the risk of the side effects as well as any other treatment options you could pursue. -Eshani (Team Member)

    3. I was given Infliximab a good few years ago now. On the infusion day and the day after I was very achey, but other than that, no side effects.
      As I said in my last comment, everyone is different.
      Adalimumab is usually an injection. Infliximab is now also being rolled out in injection form, but I THINK the loading doses may still be IV.

      ~ Sahara (team member)

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