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US Brand Name Humira
Generic Name Adalimumab
Other Brand Name Humira
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Manufacturer Humira
Form Injection Pre-filled
Strength 40mg
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Introduction

Humira (adalimumab) is an anti rheumatic drug. It relatively lessens substance that basically causes inflammation in the body. It typically treat rheumatoid and osteoarthritis. It is in the injection form of medication.


Use

Humira is use to treat variety of diseases primarily with inflammation such as rheumatoid and osteoarthritis, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, plaque psoriasis, and Crohn's disease.


Side effects

Reported side effects for patient who use this drug are very minimal and do not actually cause serious problems. Often times, patient that use this drug develop flu like symptoms. Abdominal pain and gastric upset are often reported too. Typically, the patient is nauseated when undergoing this therapy but no vomiting was ever demonstrated. Among the rarely reposted adverse reactions are headache, pain in the back, difficulty in urinating, sinusitis, and appearance of minimal petechial rash.


Contraindication

There is no reported contraindication for patient who uses this medication.


storage

Always refer to the drug literature and drug guidelines to ensure proper handling of the medication. Keep all medication away of children's reach.


Composition

Adalimumab is the ingredient responsible for the therapeutic action of Humira. It is a human immune globulin 1 antibody. It is a solution that is free of any preservative. It is given via injection intra subcutaneously. Among its inert components are mannitol, sodium hydroxide, citric acid monohydrate, and sodium phosphate.


Important Precautions

It is important to check the consistency and expiry date of the medication. Some patients who use Humira therapy developed serious fatal infections according to the studies conducted. Opportunistic bacteria and virus tend to attack the patient who usually under Humira therapy. With this being said, Humira is not to be given to patient with local as well as systemic infection. Risks and benefits of taking the drug should be carefully weighed to ensure that the therapeutic effect will outweighed the harmful effect of the drug. Patient with infection either chronic or concurrent type should not take this medication. Extra care is given to patient who has history of pulmonary tuberculosis. Those patients who have been exposed to different types of infection or even just travelled to place where infection is rampant should be given extra care too. Patient with known malignancy of infection in general should be put on the watch list of vulnerable patients. The general safety of the drug when used in pediatric patient has not yet established. Extra precautionary measure is also given to patient 65 years and older.


Dosage and administration

The usual dosing for treating rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and psoriatic arthritis is 40 mg of Humira on a weekly basis. For children patient 4 years old up to 7 years old the dosing will vary depending on the children's body weight. Higher dosing is given to adult patient when giving the medication for the first time, and then it will subsequently be lowered on the therapeutic maintenance level. The usual route for this medication is via injection intra subcutaneously.