Going from Remicade to Humira - I'd love to hear your experiences?

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   Posted 7/9/2010 5:28 AM (GMT -7)   
I'd like to hear tips on going from Remicade to Humira. 
Did you have a waiting period in between? Why did you switch?
I'm going on Humira in 2 weeks. My doctor said I have drug-induced Lupus from the Remicade. He wasn't sure if the Humira would affect the Lupus and I wonder if anyone has info on that.
Thank you!

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   Posted 7/9/2010 6:21 AM (GMT -7)   
I switched from Remicade due to allergic reactions and a loss of response.  I actually switched from Remicade to Cimzia but then switched to Humira from there (and have gone back and forth over the years).  I only had to wait the normal 6 weeks that I was going between infusions.  Switching was the best thing I could have done and I should have done it sooner.  Sorry, but I can't answer about the lupus.  Good luck! 

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   Posted 7/9/2010 6:41 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks ZenaWP that's helpful!

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   Posted 7/9/2010 7:20 AM (GMT -7)   
I switched from Remi to Humira due to lost effectiveness of remicade. I had been on it 6+ years. I didn't have any problems when I switched and I only waited the length of time that I would have taken my next infusion (6 weeks). I don't have any info for you on the Lupus either, but I hope your switch goes well!
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