Different dosing for Humira

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   Posted 7/24/2008 10:18 AM (GMT -7)   
I have been on Humira since January.  My white blood count has dropped to 3.8 -3.5  so my dr is concerned.  He is going to try and have me take a shot with only  20 mg every 2 wks (40 is the normal dose).  If the wbc is still low we're going to try a shot just once a month.  I have never seen this dose used before.  Has anyone used a lower dose?  Also has anyone experienced a low white blood count with humira and if so what did you do about it?? HELP.

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   Posted 7/25/2008 5:11 AM (GMT -7)   
If no one here has experienced it, I would say contact Abbott, the makers of humira. They should be able to send you information.

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   Posted 7/25/2008 3:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Immunosuppression causes your white count to go down.  While this is needed in Crohn's patients, your doctor thinks yours has dropped too far.  20 mg of humira is a kids dose, and sounds like a reasonable next step. 
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