You may have questions before starting treatment with HUMIRA, or as your treatment progresses. Our goal is to provide information and support—both now, and as you continue using HUMIRA to help manage your symptoms, prevent further joint damage, and get back to some of the things you enjoy.
In a clinical study, some rheumatoid arthritis patients taking HUMIRA saw results as quickly as 2 weeks. For others, it can take up to 3 months or longer. If it's working, you’ll likely notice less pain, swelling, and joint stiffness. Individual results may vary.
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It’s important to use the proper injection technique and follow the dosing schedule for your treatment with HUMIRA.
Your starting dose is the same as your continuing dose. The recommended dose is 1 HUMIRA Pen or syringe (40 mg) every other week. Some patients not taking methotrexate may benefit from taking HUMIRA once every week. Always follow your doctor's instructions about when and how often to take HUMIRA. If you need additional help with self-injecting, you can view an instructional video here. Your first injection must be given under the supervision of a health care professional. You can request in-person injection training from a nurse in your home, doctor’s office, or online by calling 1.800.4HUMIRA (1.800.448.6472). Or if you have any questions about injection, you can speak to a registered nurse about your HUMIRA treatment. Remember to keep your HUMIRA refrigerated in its original container until ready for use.
Remember, HUMIRA is a treatment, not a cure. Your doctor can tell you if and when you should stop taking HUMIRA.
If you experience any adverse reactions or discomfort when taking HUMIRA, discuss them with your doctor right away.
Common side effects of HUMIRA include injection site reactions (pain, 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.
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