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Injection help is always available.

Your Nurse Ambassador* can help with any questions you may have about injecting—from setting up an in-home injection training visit to connecting you with online resources.

Don’t yet have a Nurse Ambassador? Sign Up for HUMIRA Complete. Once enrolled, you’ll be connected with your own Nurse Ambassador, who can point you to many treatment resources, including injection training. You can also get a sharps container and mail-back disposal kit for your used HUMIRA Pens or syringes—at no additional cost to you. Watch this short video to learn how to use your container, and what to do when it’s getting full.

Your Ambassador will call you within one business day. But if you need to speak to someone sooner, call 1.800.4HUMIRA (1.800.448.6472) to speak with a registered nurse. Nurses are on call to provide injection help and assistance to patients taking HUMIRA.

*Nurse Ambassadors do not give medical advice and will direct you to your health care professional for any treatment-related questions, including further referrals.

On-call nurses are available at 1.800.4HUMIRA (1.800.448.6472) for assistance Monday through Friday, from 8 AM to 8 PM Eastern Time. At all other times, a nurse will return your call within 1 hour.

Already enrolled? Just enter your email address for access to most resources.


Important things to remember for your injection with the HUMIRA Pen:

Important things to remember for your injection with the HUMIRA Pen:

Important things to remember for your injection with the HUMIRA prefilled syringe:

Important things to remember for your injection with the HUMIRA prefilled syringe:

  • Store HUMIRA in the refrigerator between 36°F to 46°F (2°C to 8°C). Store HUMIRA in the original carton until use to protect it from light.
  • Do not freeze HUMIRA. Do not use HUMIRA if frozen, even if it has been thawed.
  • Refrigerated HUMIRA may be used until the expiration date printed on the HUMIRA carton, dose tray or Penprefilled syringe. Do not use HUMIRA after the expiration date.
  • If more comfortable, take your HUMIRA Pen prefilled syringe out of the refrigerator 15 to 30 minutes before injecting to allow the liquid to reach room temperature. Do not remove the gray or plum-colored caps needle cover while allowing it to reach room temperature. Do not warm HUMIRA in any other way (for example, do not warm it in a microwave or in hot water).
  • If needed (for example, when you are traveling), you may also store HUMIRA at room temperature up to 77°F (25°C) for up to 14 days. Store HUMIRA in the original carton until use to protect it from light.
  • Throw away HUMIRA if it has been kept at room temperature and not been used within 14 days.
  • Record the date you first remove HUMIRA from the refrigerator in the spaces provided on the carton and dose tray.
  • Do not store HUMIRA in extreme heat or cold.
  • Do not use a Pen prefilled syringe if the liquid is cloudy or discolored or has flakes or particles in it.
  • Do not remove the gray cap or the plum-colored cap until right before your injection.
  • Do not drop or crush HUMIRA. The prefilled syringe is glass.
  • Always hold the prefilled syringe by the body of the syringe with the needle pointing down.
  • Keep HUMIRA, injection supplies, and all other medicines out of the reach of children.
  • When the plum-colored button on the HUMIRA Pen is pressed to give your dose of HUMIRA, you will hear a loud "click."
    • You must practice injecting HUMIRA with your doctor or nurse so that you are not startled by this click when you start giving yourself the injections at home.
    • The loud “click” means the injection has started.
    • You will know that the injection has finished when the yellow marker appears fully in the window view and stops moving.
  • Keep HUMIRA, injection supplies, and all other medicines out of the reach of children.

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 (1.800.448.6472).

Full injection instructions are available in the Patient Instructions for Use, or for injection assistance, call 1.800.4HUMIRA (1.800.448.6472).

What to do if you miss a dose.

If you miss a dose, inject as soon as you remember. Then take the 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 or your child the injection at any time, or a friend or family member cannot administer HUMIRA, call your doctor or nurse for help.


Injection Training Kit

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Sharps Container and Mail-Back Disposal Kit for Used Pens & Syringes

When you use an injectable medicine like HUMIRA, you need a safe, simple way to dispose of your used Pens and syringes. That’s why HUMIRA Complete provides you with
a sharps container and mail-back service—at no cost to you.

See how real patients got the resources they needed with HUMIRA Complete.

From doorbell to disposal.

Safe and easy sharps disposal—delivered to your doorstep. Learn everything you need to know about your new sharps container and what to do when it’s getting full.

You can access the service here or call us at 1.800.4HUMIRA (1.800.448.6472).


Need help now? Call
1.800.4HUMIRA(1.800.448.6472).

Enrolling in HUMIRA Complete is easy. And once you’re enrolled, just enter your email address for access to most resources, like an injection training kit, insulated cooler bag, and sharps container and mail-back disposal kit.

*Nurse Ambassadors do not give medical advice and will direct you to your health care professional for any treatment-related questions, including further referrals.

On-call nurses are available at 1.800.4HUMIRA (1.800.448.6472) for assistance Monday through Friday, from 8 AM to 8 PM Eastern Time. At all other times, a nurse will return your call within 1 hour.

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, even if your TB test was negative. 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. These infections may happen or become more severe if you use HUMIRA. Ask your doctor if you are unsure if you have lived in these areas.
  • 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. Children should be brought up to date on all vaccines before starting HUMIRA.
  • Are allergic to rubber, latex, or any HUMIRA ingredients
  • Are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, breastfeeding, or planning to breastfeed
  • Have a baby and you were using HUMIRA during your pregnancy. Tell your baby’s doctor before your baby receives any vaccines

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 (decreased blood cells that help fight infections or stop bleeding). 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 certain other medications. 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.
  • To treat non-infectious intermediate (middle part of the eye), posterior (back of the eye) and panuveitis (all parts of the eye) (UV) in adults.

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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.