You Can Administer HUMIRA Yourself
Your initial injection should be supervised by a health care professional. If your doctor decides that you may be able to give yourself injections at home, you should receive training on the right way to prepare and inject HUMIRA.
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.
*When traveling, HUMIRA should be stored in a cool carrier with an ice pack and protected from light.
Getting Help Administering HUMIRA
Many people have successfully injected HUMIRA on their own—and you can, too. Below are a few tips:
- Call for a registered nurse to come to your home (or your doctor’s office) to teach you how to properly inject your medicine
- Watch the online injection training video
- Use the Injection Training Kit with instructions on how to inject HUMIRA, including a Talking Training Pen and visual aid
You can call a nurse at 1-800-4HUMIRA (1-800-448-6472) for injection assistance at any time.
Common Side Effects with HUMIRA
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. Call your doctor right away if you have pain, redness, or swelling around the injection site that does not go away within a few days or gets worse.
We’re Here to Help You
Whether you have concerns about injecting HUMIRA,
have insurance questions, or are wondering how to properly dispose of your used HUMIRA Pens or syringes, 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 Web site. 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
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. Your doctor should assess your progress by 8 weeks and decide whether you should continue treatment.