HUMIRA Dosing for Crohn's
If your doctor decides that you may be able to give your injections at home, you should receive training on the right way to prepare and inject HUMIRA. Do not try to inject HUMIRA yourself until you have been shown the right way to give the injections. Your first injection should be given under the
supervision of a healthcare professional.
You can call your doctor or 1-800-4HUMIRA (1-800-448-6472) if you have questions
about giving yourself an injection.
Complete injection instructions are found in the Patient Instructions for Use that comes within the HUMIRA box.
Your First 4 Weeks on HUMIRA
Important: You must pay attention to your starting dose—it
is different than your maintenance dose and is a critical part of taking HUMIRA
as prescribed. Get complete instructions, tips and information in the HUMIRA Getting Started Kit.
First dose can be administered as four injections in one day or as two injections
per day for two consecutive days.
HUMIRA is a prescription medicine used to reduce signs and symptoms, and to achieve and maintain clinical remission in adults with moderate to severe Crohn's disease who have not responded well to conventional treatments, and in these adults who have also lost response to or are unable to tolerate infliximab.
Your Commitment is Key
Make sure to talk to your doctor if you have any questions, concerns or comments
about taking HUMIRA. It's important to realize that in order for HUMIRA to work
best, you must take it as prescribed.
If you are feeling better after taking HUMIRA, that's great. Do not stop taking
HUMIRA unless your doctor tells you to stop. Some patients taking HUMIRA may think
they can stop their treatment and still experience fewer Crohn's flares. But HUMIRA
has been shown to maintain symptom improvement in a clinical study when taken regularly,
as scheduled, every other week. Some patients may start to see relief in as little
as 4 weeks. If you do not notice symptom improvement within 12 weeks, you should
discuss your results with your doctor.
Getting Help Administering HUMIRA
Many people have successfully injected HUMIRA on their own—and you can, too.
If you have been shown how to inject HUMIRA by your healthcare professional and
are still nervous about giving yourself an injection, you can watch the instructional injection video beforehand so you are comfortable
with the process. Instructions and information are also available in the HUMIRA Getting Started Kit. You also can call a nurse at 1-800-4HUMIRA (1-800-448-6472) for injection
assistance at any time.