Frequently Asked Questions About HUMIRA
Whether you have already started on HUMIRA or are considering it, here are some questions you may have. Take a look below to find some answers to frequently asked questions and discuss your treatment options with your doctor. For further assistance, call 1.800.4HUMIRA (1.800.448.6472).
Yes, HUMIRA Citrate-free is the same HUMIRA you’ve come to count on with less pain immediately following injection.*
The active ingredient (adalimumab) is the same as it has been for over 15 years, with the same results of HUMIRA you’ve come to count on.
Learn more about HUMIRA Citrate-free.
*Compared to HUMIRA 40 mg/0.8 mL.
Whether you’re just starting HUMIRA or have been continuing on treatment, HUMIRA Complete offers a range of resources and tools to support you at no additional cost. You can choose the resources and tools that are most useful to you, including: help with injections, on-call nurse support, medication reminders, and the HUMIRA Complete Savings Card.
If your pharmacy is unable to process your HUMIRA Complete Savings Card for instant savings, you may still be able to save on HUMIRA by receiving a rebate for the amount you paid out of pocket for your prescription. Simply call 1.800.4HUMIRA (1.800.448.6472) and speak to one of our Insurance Specialists to see if this option is right for you.
Patients with Aetna health insurance may require additional approvals for HUMIRA. Call 1.800.4HUMIRA (1.800.448.6472) and talk with one of our Insurance Specialists to better understand your plan’s coverage for HUMIRA and what options may be available to reduce the cost of your prescription.
A HUMIRA Ambassador is a registered nurse who is there to listen, to answer your questions about HUMIRA, and help you every step of the way.
Your HUMIRA Ambassador is fully dedicated to you. Your Ambassador understands that starting a new treatment may be challenging and is there to listen and provide you with the resources you need, when you need them. An Ambassador can also help empower you to navigate the insurance process, understand your benefits and potential ways to manage the cost of your prescription and develop a routine to support the treatment plan your doctor has prescribed.
HUMIRA Ambassadors do not give medical advice and will direct you to your health care professional for any treatment-related questions, including further referrals.
HUMIRA is a medicine called a tumor necrosis factor (TNF) blocker. HUMIRA targets and blocks TNF-alpha. TNF plays a role in the process that causes inflammation. Because TNF blockers, including HUMIRA, affect the immune system, they can lower the ability to fight infections and may cause other serious side effects.
You take HUMIRA by giving yourself an injection under the skin, every other week. HUMIRA cannot be taken by mouth. Do not try to inject HUMIRA yourself until you have been shown the right way to give the injections. If your doctor decides that you are able to give your injections at home, you should receive training on the right way to prepare and inject HUMIRA.
Please remember: Your first HUMIRA injection should be given under the supervision of a nurse or health care professional. Always consult with your health care professional before you start taking HUMIRA. You can call your doctor or 1.800.4HUMIRA (1.800.448.6472) if you have questions about giving yourself an injection.
One of the most common side effects with HUMIRA is injection site reactions such as pain, redness, rash, swelling, itching, or bruising. These symptoms usually will go away within a few days. If you have pain, redness, or swelling around the injection site that doesn’t go away within a few days or gets worse, call your doctor right away.
Signs of a serious allergic reaction include hives, trouble breathing, and swelling of your face, eyes, lips, or mouth. Call your doctor right away if you experience any of these symptoms.
Your doctor will tell you how often to take an injection of HUMIRA. Do not inject HUMIRA more often than prescribed. If you need additional help with self-injecting, you can view an instructional video.
It may be a good idea to mark your calendar ahead of time with the dates of your HUMIRA treatment. This may help you remember when to take it. Always follow your doctor's instructions on when and how often to take HUMIRA.
If you forget to take HUMIRA when you're supposed to, inject the next dose as soon as you remember. Then take your next dose when your next scheduled dose is due. This will put you back on schedule. If you're not sure when to inject HUMIRA, call your doctor or pharmacist.
Your doctor will tell you how often to take an injection of HUMIRA. Do not inject HUMIRA more often than prescribed.