Posted 9/20/2014 9:58 PM (GMT -8)
When they do the trails of these medications, any and all issues reported by patients have to be reported. Doesn't matter if it was 100% related or not, they have to list it. Could be a one in a million chance, and might not even be related to the medication at all. Also, the pharmaceutical companies are trying to cover their butts.
I've often heard it said that if they tried to release aspirin as a new drug today, it likely wouldn't get approved.
There are risks with anything you put into your body, put on the outside, or even be in proximity to. Try not to focus on the risks, but instead take a look at the benefits. I took Remicade for about 8 years, and I've been on Humira for about 4. If I hadn't taken these drugs I'd probably have had a lot of my guts removed and would have had a very poor quality of life.
…and honestly, I'd be more concerned about Prednisone than Humira. I've had all kinds of issues with the steroids.