Before you start taking adalimumab, your doctor and rheumatology nurse specialist will discuss other treatment options with you. You'll probably have screening for tuberculosis (TB) or hepatitis, as well as blood tests.
While taking adalimumab, you should discuss any new medications (including complementary medicines) with your doctor before you start them. Always tell any other doctor treating you that you’re on adalimumab and carry a biological therapy alert card. If you need an operation, speak to your doctor about whether you need to stop taking adalimumab before the surgery.
Adalimumab isn’t a painkiller. You can carry on taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) or painkillers unless your doctor advises otherwise.
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