Have any of you heard of this new drug called Humira? Apparently it is being marketed for psoriasis but also is prescribed for Rheumatoid Arthritis, Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis and Crohn's Disease.
First of all, it's kind of weird to me that one medication is prescribed for these different conditions.
But there is something else that jumped out at me when I watched a commercial on television for Humira: The Side Effects.
The commercial warns that the drug can lower your ability to fight infections that spread throughout the body. Some of these serious infections have been fatal so tell your doctor if you've ever had tuberculosis or hepatitis b, are prone to infection or get an infection.
The website clarifies that "These infections include TB (tuberculosis) and infections caused by viruses, fungi, or bacteria that have spread throughout the body. Some patients have died from these infections."
And remember to not start Humira if have an infection such as an open sore or the flu. God only knows what happens then.
Oh and don't take the drug if you have any numbness, tingling, a disease that affects your nervous system, have heart failure or other heart conditions, are scheduled for major surgery, are pregnant, become pregnant, plan to become pregnant or are breastfeeding, or are allergic to rubber or latex.
Oh wait. But these aren't even in the list of SERIOUS SIDE EFFECTS!!
You could also be stricken with:
- Serious infections.
- Certain types of cancer.
- Allergic reactions.
- Hepatitis B virus reactivation in patients that carry the virus in their blood.
- Nervous system problems.
- Blood problems.
- New heart failure or worsening heart failure you already have.
- Immune reactions including a lupus-like syndrome.
What. The. Fuck.
And all of this is being marketed for Psoriasis, which totally sucks and would be embarrassing, but to resort to taking a drug that could give you cancer or kill you?!
What do you think?
Song title: Death is Certain Pt. 2 (It Hurts) by Royce Da 5'9