HUMIRA Dosing for Ulcerative Colitis
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. 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. Regular medical follow-up is still required.
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 with the HUMIRA box. You can also
watch an Injection Training
Your First 4 Weeks on HUMIRA
Important: You must pay attention to your starting dose—it
is different from your regular dose and is a critical part of taking HUMIRA as prescribed.
Get complete instructions, tips, and information in the HUMIRA Injection Training 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 in adults to help get moderate to severe ulcerative colitis under control
(induce remission) and keep it under control (sustain remission) when certain other medicines have not worked well enough.
It is not known if HUMIRA is effective in people who stopped responding to or could not tolerate anti-TNF medicines.
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 keep ulcerative colitis under control.
Your doctor should assess your progress by 8 weeks and decide whether you should continue treatment.
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 Injection Training Kit.
You can also 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.