Toxic Neuropathy Caused By Humira?
One of this less commonly discussed side effects is nerve damage or neurotoxicity. With neuropathy becoming more common and affecting more than 20 million Americans, this should be a consideration for every medication you are taking. Shouldn't you know if a medication causes nerve damage (or can cause nerve damage)? Chemotherapy medications (including Cisplatin, Taxoids, Chemoprotectants, and Suramin) can cause neuropathy. Similarly Statins (cholesterol lowering drugs), Amiodarone, some HIV drugs, Thalidomide, Tacrolimus and now possibly Humira. There are other medications that have also been indicated as possibly causing nerve damage.
My recommendation is a careful evaluation of any medications you are taking to limit possible neuropathy symptoms or longterm neuropathy problems.