HUMIRA: JIA Dosing & Injection
HUMIRA dosing options
HUMIRA is available for children 4 to 17 years of age in the following doses: 20 mg prefilled
pediatric syringe, 40 mg prefilled syringe and a 40 mg Pen. HUMIRA is given by injection
under the skin every other week. Your child's doctor will be able to tell you the
appropriate dose for your child's polyarticular JIA.
HUMIRA is a prescription medicine used alone, with methotrexate, or with certain other medicines to reduce the signs and symptoms of moderate to severe polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis in children 4 years of age and older.
Help with injections
Do not try to inject HUMIRA yourself until you have been shown the right way to
give the injections to your child. If your child's doctor decides that you may be
able to give the injections at home, you should receive training on the right way
to prepare and inject HUMIRA. The first injection should be given under the supervision
of a healthcare professional.
You can call your doctor or 1.800.4HUMIRA (448.6472) if you have questions about
giving your child an injection.
Use HUMIRA as prescribed
Your child's doctor will tell you how often to inject HUMIRA.
Do not inject HUMIRA more often than prescribed. Use HUMIRA exactly as your child's
doctor prescribed. If your child misses a dose, give the injection as soon as you
remember. Then give the next dose as you would have on the child's originally scheduled
date. If you are unable to give the child the injection at any time, call your child's
doctor or nurse for help right away.
HUMIRA injection-site reactions
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.
If your child has pain, redness, or swelling around the injection site that doesn't
go away within a few days or gets worse, call your child's doctor right away.
Signs of a serious allergic reaction include hives, trouble breathing, and swelling
of the face, eyes, lips or mouth. Call your child's doctor right away if your child
experiences any of these symptoms.