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Adalimumab

Adalimumab (Humira®) is used to reduce a substance in the body that can cause inflammation.

Special Instructions

  • Refrigerate / protect from light
  • Make sure the medicine is clear and colorless before using
  • Check the expiration date
  • If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible, then resume a normal schedule of every 2 weeks
  • Warm the medicine to room temperature for 30-60 minutes before giving the injection

To make the injection more comfortable:

    • Put ice on the skin where you will be giving the injection -- this will help numb the area
    • Check with your doctor about getting a prescription for numbing medicine.  The medicine is put on the skin 30 minutes before giving the injection
  • Give the injection slowly.
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Warning

If Your Child Misses a Dose

Possible Side Effects of Medication

Additional Information


Last Updated: 09/2011