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Humira for arthritis

My mom(55 yrs) has been suffering from rheumatoid arthritis and has done her knees and hip replacement with artificial joints.Now her shoulder and neck joints are wearing out.Her doctor suggested to take up Humira. How effective is Humira on such worse case of Rheumatoid arthritis? Will this bring a permanent relief for her? Is there any other alternatives than this.?
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Dr. Raviraj Francis (PT)
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Humira is a prescription drug....which is given for variety of Arthritic condition...it has beneficial effects...however it is usually prescribed after the conventional medication of Rheumatism fail to bring relief in symptoms......also Humira has side effects which i guess your doctor must have discussed with you and your mother. Regards & take care.
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Dr. Anuj Shukla
Rheumatologist 6 yrs exp Ahmedabad
Humira is very good drug to control inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis but it will not improve the damaged joint. if shoulder are damaged that is X ray shows reduced joint space or irregular bone margins, replacement will be better option, humira will not be much effective. humira is effective only till used. Take second opinion of rheumatologist, there are many in bengaluru
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