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12-22-2012, 10:10 PM   #1
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Question About Starting Dose

So I just started Humira on Friday, after going to my gastroenterologist's office to have a nurse show me how to do it. However, everything she taught me indicated that I just start off with one shot. Now I'm reading of people taking more. Was that wrong? What do I do now? It's the weekend, so I can't call my doctor until Monday. I poured through all the information that came with the Humira, but I can't find any clear answer.
12-23-2012, 08:58 AM   #2
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Did you get the pen starter pack? It specifies 4 doses followed by 2 doses in 2 weeks.
12-23-2012, 09:13 AM   #3
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The standard starting for Crohns is 4 injections, then in 2 Weeks,2 injections.After that it is 1 injection every 2 Weeks. Try to get in touch with your GI on Monday. Good luck.
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12-23-2012, 09:16 AM   #4
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Typically its 4 loading doses and then 2 more 2 Weeks later and then 1 every two Weeks unless specified by your doctor. I think you should be ok to wait until Monday to ask him about it, but if your not comfortable with it you could call the answering service
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12-23-2012, 11:56 AM   #5
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Dammit. I finally found that it tells me to take all four. It was on the cover of the box, but the nurse never mentioned this. I just called her (thankfully she's available seven days a week), and she told me to take the other three today. Thanks to all of you for pointing this out.
01-24-2013, 09:57 PM   #6
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IF I am not mistaken Humira has a nurse in call 24hrs a day .

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02-03-2013, 09:47 PM   #7
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IF I am not mistaken Humira has a nurse in call 24hrs a day .

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Yes Abbot labs does have nurses available 24/7.
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