HUMIRA: Moderate to Severe Crohn's Treatment
in Adults who have not responded well to conventional treatments
Do you have unmanaged Crohn's symptoms?
Crohn's disease is a lifelong inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that causes inflammation
of the digestive system—and can cause a variety of symptoms. Yet, many patients
with Crohn's disease still experience symptoms while on medication—and adjust
by working around symptoms
in order to get through the day. Are you still skipping meals? Mapping out bathrooms?
Sitting by the exit? You may be working around your Crohn's symptoms.
HUMIRA May Help
You may have tried a variety of
conventional medications to get into remission (few or no symptoms). However, if you still need to work around your symptoms in
order to manage them, you should discuss this with your doctor. If you haven't had
the results you expected, you should ask your doctor about HUMIRA.
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.
Remission is possible
In two clinical studies, more than half of the patients who took HUMIRA had significant symptom relief, versus about 1 out of 3 who took placebo. In the same studies, 36% and 21% of patients who took HUMIRA achieved remission, versus 12% and 7% who took placebo. Results were at four weeks.
- has helped many people notice a significant difference in their symptoms in 4
weeks. Patients who do not see results within 12 weeks should talk to their doctor.
- has been shown to reduce the signs and symptoms of moderate to severe Crohn's
disease in adults who have not responded well to conventional treatments.
Serious infections have happened in people taking HUMIRA. These serious infections include tuberculosis (TB) and infections caused by viruses, fungi, or bacteria that have spread throughout the body. Some people have died from these infections. HUMIRA may increase the chance of getting lymphoma, including a rare kind, or other cancers. HUMIRA can cause serious side effects including hepatitis B infection in carriers of the virus, allergic reactions, nervous system problems, blood problems, heart failure, certain immune reactions including a lupus-like syndrome, liver problems, and new or worsening psoriasis.
HUMIRA (adalimumab) Offers The Independence of Self-administration
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. That means you don't have to adjust your
schedule in order to take your
medication at the doctor's office, because you can take HUMIRA wherever you want. HUMIRA requires refrigeration prior to administration.
HUMIRA is typically taken every other week. You should still follow up with your doctor on a regular basis.
One of the most common side effects with HUMIRA is injection site reactions such as redness, rash, swelling, itching or bruising. These symptoms usually will go away within a few days.