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Diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis. Having relief from Humira. Having side effects. Wean off or stop?

Hello, I am 58 years old - was diagnsed with RA in 2003. After trying several medications , I have been on Humira since 2006 and have felt great ever since. I am obviously in remission and am becoming concerned about being on Humira for so long and all the side effects. I am thinking about stopping Humira and would like to know if I need to wean off or just stop. Also, what are your thoughts about me stopping completely after the success I ve had? Debbie
Asked On : Sun, 3 Feb 2013
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Since you are on a remission after taking Humira, it is best to gradually taper off the doses that too after consulting your rheumatologist. Do not stop the treatment abruptly as it may cause a relapse of the symptoms.
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Dr. Praveen Tayal
Answered: Tue, 5 Feb 2013
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