What You Can Expect From HUMIRA
You Can Administer HUMIRA Yourself
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, by a healthcare professional. Do not try to inject HUMIRA yourself until you have been shown the right way to give the injections. HUMIRA offers the independence
of self-administration. You don't have to schedule an appointment in order to take your medication at the doctor's office, because you can take HUMIRA wherever
you want. HUMIRA is typically taken every other week and requires refrigeration prior to administration. Your doctor will still follow-up with you on a regular basis.
Refer to the Patient Instructions for Use and the Medication Guide for more information.
One of the most common side effects of HUMIRA is injection site reactions. If you have pain, redness, or swelling around the injection site that doesn't go away within a few days or gets worse, call your doctor right away.
Commit to Taking HUMIRA As Prescribed
Taking HUMIRA as prescribed can help you achieve remission (few or no symptoms).
But if you have been taking HUMIRA as prescribed and haven't
seen the results you expected, don't give up. Some patients simply take longer to
notice symptom improvement, however, talk to your doctor if you do not notice results
within 12 weeks. If you do see results, you should continue to take HUMIRA as prescribed
by your doctor.
We're Here to Help You
Whether you have concerns about injecting HUMIRA, have insurance questions, or are
wondering what to do if you've missed a dose, you can contact an on-call nurse at 1-800-4HUMIRA (1-800-448-6472) at any time.
Plus, you may find the answers you're looking for by browsing this website. You
have 24/7 access to helpful information about HUMIRA—including an injection assistance video and answers to frequently asked questions.
Concerns You May Have About HUMIRA (adalimumab)
Talk to your gastroenterologist about the benefits and risks of taking a biologic medication. As with any prescription medication,
there are possible risks involved with HUMIRA treatment, so it is important that
you discuss them with your doctor. If you are still experiencing Crohn's symptoms,
ask your doctor about your treatment options.