I've been taking humira for over a year. This summer I started to develop cold like symptoms. At first I thought it was the weather/allergies. It progressed into a severe cough, congestion etc. Stopped the humira for a month and went on 2 antibiotics cleared up instantly and stayed clear. Started humira again last week and cold like symptoms are back it isn't severe yet but everyday a little worse, is this the humira? Do I need to be concerned?
"Respiratory side effects have included upper respiratory infection (17%), sinusitis (11%), and flu syndrome (7%). Asthma, bronchospasm, dyspnea, lung disorder, decrease lung function, pleural effusion, pneumonia, and interstitial lung disease including pulmonary fibrosis have been reported in less than 5% of patients. Postmarketing reports have included interstitial lung disease (including pulmonary fibrosis) and pulmonary embolism."
I suggest you inform your Dr. as soon as you are able to.
- Humira Information for Consumers
- Humira Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Humira (detailed)
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