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Understanding HUMIRA as a treatment for ulcerative colitis

HUMIRA is a prescription medication that targets and blocks a source of inflammation caused by moderate to severe ulcerative colitis (UC). It is administered by injection under the skin. You can administer it yourself, either by Pen or syringe, in the comfort of your own home.

HUMIRA treatment is available in a Pen or a syringe

By reducing inflammation caused by moderate to severe UC, HUMIRA can help many adults achieve and sustain remission.

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How HUMIRA works

Your immune system is your body’s defense mechanism, protecting against infections, bacteria, and viruses that can harm it. It does this naturally by producing inflammation. One cause of inflammation is believed to be a protein called TNF alpha. While inflammation has its benefits, too much of it can lead to complications, such as UC symptoms.

HUMIRA targets and blocks a source of inflammation. HUMIRA specifically binds to TNF alpha, an inflammation-causing protein, and blocks its interaction with other cells. This helps reduce the inflammation in your body that can lead to UC symptoms.

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A long history: HUMIRA came out more than 24 years ago

HUMIRA is well studied with over 24 years of clinical trial experience behind it

First patient dosed in 1997

Ask your doctor if HUMIRA is right for you.

Talk to your gastroenterologist about the benefits and risks of taking a biologic medication. Prescription medications, including HUMIRA, have possible risks involved with treatment, so it’s important to discuss them with your doctor. If you’re still experiencing symptoms of moderate to severe ulcerative colitis despite your current treatment, ask your doctor if HUMIRA is right for you.

HUMIRA is not right for everyone.

Because HUMIRA blocks the action of TNF alpha, it 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’s OK. People treated with HUMIRA have an increased chance of developing serious infections that may lead to hospitalization or death, and may increase the chance of getting lymphoma (including a rare kind), skin, or other cancers.

Remission is a goal of UC treatment

Remission can mean different things to different people, but generally refers to experiencing few to no symptoms. Be sure to discuss this important treatment goal with your doctor.

HUMIRA has helped me get into remission and stay in remission.

- Sarah, a real UC patient using HUMIRA

Hear how patients with UC decided HUMIRA was right for them.

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