What is Humira?
Humira is a tumor necrosis factor (TNF) blocker that reduces the effects of a substance in the body that can cause inflammation.
Humira is used to treat many inflammatory conditions in adults, such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, plaque psoriasis, and a skin condition called hidradenitis suppurativa.
Humira is also used in adults and children to treat Crohn’s disease, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, ulcerative colitis and uveitis.
Before taking this medicine
You should not use Humira if you are allergic to adalimumab.
Before you start using this medicine, tell your doctor if you have signs of infection–fever, chills, sweats, muscle aches, tiredness, cough, bloody mucus, skin sores, diarrhea, burning when you urinate, or feeling constantly tired.
Humira should not be given to a child younger than 2 years old (or 6 years old if treating Crohn’s disease). Children using this medicine should be current on all childhood immunizations before starting treatment.
Tell your doctor if you have ever had:
- a chronic infection
- hepatitis B
- heart failure
- any numbness or tingling, or a nerve-muscle disorder such as multiple sclerosis or Guillain-Barre syndrome
- an allergy to latex rubber
- if you are scheduled to have major surgery
- if you have recently received or are scheduled to receive any vaccine.
Tell your doctor where you live and if you have recently traveled or plan to travel. You may be exposed to infections that are common to certain areas of the world