HUMIRA should only be used during a pregnancy if needed. Women who are breastfeeding should talk to their doctor about whether or not to use HUMIRA. Women and their doctor should decide whether to breastfeed or use HUMIRA.
Can Humira cause miscarriage?
Does taking adalimumab increase the chance for miscarriage? Miscarriage can occur in any pregnancy. In a survey sent to rheumatologists, the doctors reported no increase miscarriage rates in 417 women exposed to adalimumab or another TNF inhibitor during pregnancy.
Why you shouldn’t take Humira?
Taking Humira can increase your risk for serious bacterial, fungal, and viral infections, including tuberculosis (TB). This is because the drug affects your immune system, and can lower your body’s ability to fight infections. These infections may require treatment in the hospital and, rarely, can be fatal.
Which biologics are safe in pregnancy?
The only biologic drugs that are regarded compatible with pregnancy are TNF inhibitors (TNFi) . Based on the time of TNFi use during pregnancy, different points need to be considered.
What are the worst side effects of Humira?
HUMIRA can cause serious side effects, including:
- Serious infections.
- Hepatitis B infection in carriers of the virus.
- Allergic reactions.
- Nervous system problems.
- Blood problems (decreased blood cells that help fight infections or stop bleeding).
- Heart failure (new or worsening).
When should I stop taking Humira when pregnant?
If you use Humira, your doctor may suggest that you stop taking Humira during your third trimester, as that’s when your pregnancy would have the highest exposure to the drug.
How long does Humira stay in system?
It can take up to six months after the last dose for adalimumab to completely leave the body, so some effects might appear even after stopping treatment.
Can you breastfeed while taking Humira?
Adalimumab (Humira®; Abbvie, North Chicago, IL) is a monoclonal antibody that acts as a TNF inhibitor. It transfers into breastmilk in small amounts but is not likely absorbed by the infant. Most experts state that adalimumab is likely compatible with breastfeeding.
Is Humira worth the risk?
A black box warning in Humira’s label highlights the risk of serious infections leading to hospitalization or death, including TB, bacterial sepsis, invasive fungal infections and infections due to opportunistic pathogens.
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Do you take Humira for life?
Your dose for Humira can also vary and depends on the condition being treated. However, many patients stay on Humira for many years. Your treatment length may differ from other patients. Do not stop taking Humira unless your doctor tells you to stop.
What happens if I get sick while on Humira?
You might get infections more easily while you are receiving HUMIRA treatment. These infections may be serious and include tuberculosis, infections caused by viruses, fungi or bacteria, or other opportunistic infections and sepsis that may, in rare cases, be life threatening.