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Injection training the way you choose

It’s only natural to have questions about learning how to inject. You’ll learn in the doctor’s office, but sometimes you may need more assistance. That’s why HUMIRA Complete offers resources that you can use to learn on your own, or get someone to help:

  • At home: Arranging for one-to-one injection training in your own home by a registered nurse, when you need it—for as many times as you need it
  • By phone: 24/7 on-call nurse service is available over the phone* any time of day if you have any questions
  • Online: the injection training videos below take you step-by-step through the injection process

Sign up for HUMIRA Complete It just takes a minute or two.

*Nurses are available at 1.800.4HUMIRA (1.800.448.6472) for immediate assistance Monday through Friday, from 8 AM to 8 PM ET. At all other times, a nurse will return your call within 1 hour.


Watch the self-injection demonstration videos.

The video and step-by-step information should not take the place of personalized instruction with a health care provider. Do not try to inject HUMIRA yourself until you have been shown the right way to give the injection. The first injection should be given under the supervision of a health care professional.

Use the information in the Patient Instructions for Use in your HUMIRA box.

For injection assistance or to speak with a registered nurse, call 1.800.4HUMIRA (1.800.448.6472). Nurses are on call to provide injection help and assistance to patients taking HUMIRA

Select which injection option you use and then watch the demonstration video.

Adult Self-Injection: Pen   Syringe
Child Injection: Pen   Syringe
  • Introduction
  • Setting Up
  • Choosing
    Injection
    Site
  • Preparing
    For The
    Injection
  • Injection Steps
  • Cleanup
  • Important
    Information
  • Quick Recap

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Please read the HUMIRA injection instructions before starting your treatment.

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 health care professional. Remember to keep your HUMIRA refrigerated in its original container until ready for use.

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 within the HUMIRA box.

How do you inject a child? Watch the video to learn how.

The first step: Get familiar with the steps.

The idea of injecting a child may seem challenging, but remember that we are here to help. Your first time injecting must be under the supervision of a health care professional, but after that, you'll probably be doing the injections.

If the doctor decides that you are able to give the injections, you may not have to make an appointment for your child and travel to the doctor’s office for every dose. HUMIRA offers you and your child the option of administering the medicine in your own home.

Select the injection option your child has been prescribed, either the prefilled syringe or the HUMIRA Pen, and then play that video demonstration. You can watch it as many times as you like, and pause it at any time.

Again, the video and step-by-step information should not take the place of personalized instruction with a health care professional.

Please read the complete injection instructions in the Patient Instructions for Use that comes inside the HUMIRA box.

For injection assistance or to speak with a nurse, call 1.800.4HUMIRA. Nurses are on call to provide injection help and other assistance to parents and caregivers of children who have been prescribed HUMIRA.


Please read this before starting your child's treatment.

Do not try to inject HUMIRA yourself until you have been shown the right way to give the injections. Your first injection must be given under the supervision of a health care professional. Remember to keep HUMIRA refrigerated in its original container until ready for use.

You can call your child’s doctor or 1.800.4HUMIRA (1.800.448.6472) if you have questions about giving an injection. Complete injection instructions are found in the Patient Instructions for Use that comes within the HUMIRA box.


What to do if you miss a dose.

If you miss a dose, inject as soon as you remember. Then take your next dose as you would have on your originally scheduled date. If you are unsure of when to inject HUMIRA, call your doctor or pharmacist. If you're unable to give yourself the injection at any time, or a friend or family member cannot administer HUMIRA to you, call your doctor or nurse for help.help right away.

If your child misses a dose, inject as soon as you remember. Then, administer the next dose as you would have on the originally scheduled date. If you are unsure of when to inject HUMIRA, call your child’s doctor or pharmacist. If you're unable to give the HUMIRA injections, call your child's doctor or nurse for help right away.

Important things to remember for your injection with HUMIRA:

Important things to remember before injecting HUMIRA with the HUMIRA Pen:

Important things to remember before injecting HUMIRA with the prefilled syringe:

  • Store HUMIRA in a refrigerator at 36°F to 46°F (2°C to 8°C) in the original container until it is used. Protect from light
  • Do not use HUMIRA if frozen, even if it has been thawed
  • If needed, for example, when traveling, you can store your HUMIRA Pen or prefilled syringe at room temperature up to 77° F (25° C) for a maximum of 14 days—with protection from light in the original carton until you’re ready to inject. HUMIRA should be discarded if not used within the 14-day period
  • The HUMIRA Pen contains glass. Do not drop or crush the Pen because the glass may break
  • Refrigerated HUMIRA may be used until the expiration date printed on the HUMIRA carton, dose tray, and Penprefilled syringe
  • The HUMIRA Penprefilled syringe contains glass. Do not drop or crush the Penprefilled syringe because the glass may break
  • Do not remove the gray cap or the plum-colored cap on the HUMIRA Pen until right before your injection
  • Do not use a pen if the liquid is cloudy, discolored, or has flakes or particles in it
  • Always hold the prefilled syringe by the body of the syringe with the needle pointing down
  • Do not use prefilled syringe if the liquid is cloudy, discolored, or has flakes or particles in it
  • The HUMIRA prefilled syringe contains glass. Do not drop or crush the prefilled syringe because the glass may break
  • Always hold the prefilled syringe by the body of the syringe with the needle pointing down
  • Do not remove the gray cap or the plum-colored cap on the HUMIRA Pen until right before your injection
  • Keep HUMIRA, injection supplies, and all other medicines out of the reach of children
  • Do not use a pen if the liquid is cloudy, discolored, or has flakes or particles in it
  • Do not use a prefilled syringe if the liquid is cloudy, discolored, or has flakes or particles in it
  • When the plum-colored button on the HUMIRA Pen is pressed to give your dose of HUMIRA, you will hear a loud "click" sound:
    • Be sure to practice injecting HUMIRA with your doctor or nurse so that you are not startled by this click when you start giving yourself the injection at home
    • The loud click sound means the start of the injection
    • You will know that the HUMIRA Pen injection has finished when the yellow marker appears fully in the window view and stops moving
  • When the plum-colored button on the HUMIRA Pen is pressed to give the dose of HUMIRA, you will hear a loud "click" sound:
    • You must practice injecting HUMIRA with your doctor or nurse so that you are not startled by this click when you start the injections at home
    • The loud click sound means the start of the injection
    • You will know that the HUMIRA Pen injection has finished when the yellow marker appears fully in the window view and stops moving

These are not complete injection instructions.

Full injection instructions are available in the Patient Instructions for Use, or for injection assistance call 1.800.4HUMIRA.


Additional injection help is available.

Whether you want a registered nurse to come to your home or prefer online videos, a wide range of resources, at no additional cost, are available to help as you learn to inject when you sign up for HUMIRA Complete. Already enrolled?
Access your HUMIRA Complete resources here.

In-Person Injection Training
Your Ambassador can help set up in-home injection training from a registered nurse. Call 1.800.4.HUMIRA (1.800.448.6472).

Talking Training Kit
Request a Talking Training Kit for Pen or syringe that talks you through the injection steps. Includes a demonstration device and visual aid.

On-Call Nurses
Even when your doctor’s office is closed, our registered nurses are on call* to answer questions you may have about self-injecting.

Injection Training Videos
You can take HUMIRA or administer it to your child from the comfort of your own home and these helpful videos can refresh what you learned in your doctor’s office.

*On-call nurses are available for immediate assistance Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 8 PM Eastern Time. At all other times, nurses will return your calls within 1 hour.

Sharps Disposal Container Mail-Back Service for Used Pens & Syringes
Sign up and we will send you a sharps disposal container and instructions for use. And when the container is full, our mail-back service provides proper disposal—at no additional cost to you.

  • If you have not already signed up to receive a sharps disposal container and instructions, enroll in HUMIRA Complete now
  • When your container is almost full, log in to HUMIRA Complete, or call 1.800.4HUMIRA to order a mail-back box for your full container and to order a new container

Discover HUMIRA Complete: one-to-one help, when you need it.

With HUMIRA Complete, you have access to a HUMIRA Ambassador—someone who will listen and answer your questions, and provide you with the information and resources you need, when you need them.

Plus, receive the HUMIRA Complete Savings Card and a full range of resources to help you make HUMIRA part of your routine.

It just takes a minute or two.

Or Call
1.800.4HUMIRA
(1.800.448.6472).

Your safety is important to us.
Learn about our Important Safety Information.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
ABOUT HUMIRA® (adalimumab)1

What is the most important information I should know about HUMIRA?

You should discuss the potential benefits and risks of HUMIRA with your doctor. HUMIRA is a TNF blocker medicine that can lower the ability of your immune system to fight infections. You should not start taking HUMIRA if you have any kind of infection unless your doctor says it is okay.

  • 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. Your doctor should test you for TB before starting HUMIRA, and check you closely for signs and symptoms of TB during treatment with HUMIRA. If your doctor feels you are at risk, you may be treated with medicine for TB.

  • Cancer. For children and adults taking TNF blockers, including HUMIRA, the chance of getting lymphoma or other cancers may increase. There have been cases of unusual cancers in children, teenagers, and young adults using TNF blockers. Some people have developed a rare type of cancer called hepatosplenic T-cell lymphoma. This type of cancer often results in death. If using TNF blockers including HUMIRA, your chance of getting two types of skin cancer (basal cell and squamous cell) may increase. These types are generally not life-threatening if treated; tell your doctor if you have a bump or open sore that doesn’t heal.


What should I tell my doctor BEFORE starting HUMIRA?

Tell your doctor about all of your health conditions, including if you:

  • Have an infection, are being treated for infection, or have symptoms of an infection
  • Get a lot of infections or infections that keep coming back
  • Have diabetes
  • Have TB or have been in close contact with someone with TB, or were born in, lived in, or traveled where there is more risk for getting TB
  • Live or have lived in an area (such as the Ohio and Mississippi River valleys) where there is an increased risk for getting certain kinds of fungal infections, such as histoplasmosis, coccidioidomycosis, or blastomycosis
  • Have or have had hepatitis B
  • Are scheduled for major surgery
  • Have or have had cancer
  • Have numbness or tingling or a nervous system disease such as multiple sclerosis or Guillain-Barré syndrome
  • Have or had heart failure
  • Have recently received or are scheduled to receive a vaccine. HUMIRA patients may receive vaccines, except for live vaccines
  • Are allergic to rubber, latex, or any HUMIRA ingredients
  • Are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, breastfeeding, or planning to breastfeed

Also tell your doctor about all the medicines you take. You should not take HUMIRA with ORENCIA® (abatacept), KINERET® (anakinra), REMICADE® (infliximab), ENBREL® (etanercept), CIMZIA® (certolizumab pegol), or SIMPONI® (golimumab). Tell your doctor if you have ever used RITUXAN® (rituximab), IMURAN® (azathioprine), or PURINETHOL® (mercaptopurine, 6-MP).


What should I watch for AFTER starting HUMIRA?

HUMIRA can cause serious side effects, including:

  • Serious infections. These include TB and infections caused by viruses, fungi, or bacteria. Symptoms related to TB include a cough, low-grade fever, weight loss, or loss of body fat and muscle.
  • Hepatitis B infection in carriers of the virus. Symptoms include muscle aches, feeling very tired, dark urine, skin or eyes that look yellow, little or no appetite, vomiting, clay-colored bowel movements, fever, chills, stomach discomfort, and skin rash.
  • Allergic reactions. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction include hives, trouble breathing, and swelling of your face, eyes, lips, or mouth.
  • Nervous system problems. Signs and symptoms include numbness or tingling, problems with your vision, weakness in your arms or legs, and dizziness.
  • Blood problems. Symptoms include a fever that does not go away, bruising or bleeding very easily, or looking very pale.
  • Heart failure (new or worsening). Symptoms include shortness of breath, swelling of your ankles or feet, and sudden weight gain.
  • Immune reactions including a lupus-like syndrome. Symptoms include chest discomfort or pain that does not go away, shortness of breath, joint pain, or rash on your cheeks or arms that gets worse in the sun.
  • Liver problems. Symptoms include feeling very tired, skin or eyes that look yellow, poor appetite or vomiting, and pain on the right side of your stomach (abdomen).
  • Psoriasis (new or worsening). Symptoms include red scaly patches or raised bumps that are filled with pus.

Call your doctor or get medical care right away if you develop any of the above symptoms.


Common side effects of HUMIRA include injection site reactions (redness, rash, swelling, itching, or bruising), upper respiratory infections (sinus infections), headaches, rash, and nausea. These are not all of the possible side effects with HUMIRA. Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.


Remember, tell your doctor right away if you have an infection or symptoms of an infection, including:

  • Fever, sweats, or chills
  • Muscle aches
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Blood in phlegm
  • Weight loss
  • Warm, red, or painful skin or sores on your body
  • Diarrhea or stomach pain
  • Burning when you urinate
  • Urinating more often than normal
  • Feeling very tired

HUMIRA is given by injection under the skin.


This is the most important information to know about HUMIRA. For more information, talk to your health care provider.

 

Uses

 

HUMIRA is a prescription medicine used:

  • To reduce the signs and symptoms of:
    • Moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in adults. HUMIRA can be used alone, with methotrexate, or with certain other medicines. HUMIRA may prevent further damage to your bones and joints and may help your ability to perform daily activities.
    • Moderate to severe polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) in children 2 years of age and older. HUMIRA can be used alone, with methotrexate, or with certain other medicines.
    • Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) in adults. HUMIRA can be used alone or with certain other medicines. HUMIRA may prevent further damage to your bones and joints and may help your ability to perform daily activities.
    • Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) in adults.
    • Moderate to severe Crohn's disease (CD) and to achieve and maintain clinical remission in adults who have not responded well to conventional treatments. HUMIRA is also used to reduce signs and symptoms and to achieve clinical remission in these adults who have lost response to or are unable to tolerate infliximab.
    • Moderate to severe Crohn's disease (CD) and to achieve and maintain clinical remission in children 6 years of age and older when certain other treatments have not worked well enough.
    • Moderate to severe hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) in adults.
  • In adults, to help get moderate to severe ulcerative colitis (UC) 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.
  • To treat moderate to severe chronic plaque psoriasis (Ps) in adults who are ready for systemic therapy or phototherapy, and are under the care of a doctor who will decide if other systemic therapies are less appropriate.

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You could get HUMIRA for as little as $5 per month, every month.*

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*Terms and Conditions apply. This benefit covers HUMIRA® (adalimumab) alone or, for rheumatology patients, HUMIRA plus one of the following medications: methotrexate, leflunomide (Arava®), or hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil®). Eligibility: In Massachusetts, co-pay assistance is not available for products with certain generic equivalents (for example, any product with an AB-rated generic equivalent). Available to patients with commercial prescription insurance coverage for HUMIRA. Co-pay assistance program is not available to patients receiving prescription reimbursement under any federal, state or government-funded insurance programs (for example, Medicare, Medicaid, TRICARE, Department of Defense or Veteran's Affairs programs) or where prohibited by law. Offer subject to change or discontinuance without notice. Restrictions, including monthly maximums, may apply. This is not health insurance.


Please see the Full Prescribing Information, including the Medication Guide, for HUMIRA.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

If you cannot afford your medication, contact: www.pparx.org or call the toll-free phone number (1-888-4PPA-NOW) for assistance.

Please see accompanying full Prescribing Information, including Patient Instructions for Use in the Medication Guide and discuss it with your doctor.

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SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS1

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.