Adalimumab

Adalimumab (Humira) is used to reduce a substance in the body that can cause inflammation.
  • 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 two 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 give 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.
  • Do not use this medication after the expiration date on the bottle / package.
  • Keep this medication out of the reach of children.

For any medication information related to your child's dosing schedule and/or missed doses, contact the healthcare provider who prescribed the medication.

  • Injection site reactions
    • Redness
    • Rash
    • Swelling
    • Itching
    • Burning (generally lasts a few days)
  • Upper respiratory infections
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Do not get a live virus immunization while taking this medicine. Your doctor or nurse can tell you if an immunization is considered a live virus.
  • Do not take this medicine if you have an infection and/or a fever.

Last Updated 11/2014