I recently went to my pharmacy for an over the counter drug and asked the assistant to check if it was ok to be taken with Humira. She checked with the pharmacist and he came out to me and asked what Humira was as he'd never heard of it. I said it's the brand name for the biologic Adalumimab. He asked if it was a vitamin or mineral. No I said, it's a biologic drug used to treat my rheumatoid arthritis.
I can't be alone in finding this really worrying. Although my Humira is supplied by Healthcare at home surely local pharmacists should also be aware of these drugs. We are increasingly advised to use pharmacists instead of Gp's or A&E and I find this very worrying. Has anyone else come across this?