Humira 40mg Injection (Adalimumab)


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Humira 40mg injection contains adalimumab which is now available in Pakistan at Online Pharmacy. The price range of Humira 40mg injection is Rs 70,000/-. to Rs 90,000/-.

Product Description

Brand: Humira
Packet Size: 1’s injection
Active ingredient: adalimumab
Manufacturer: AbbVie Ltd
Treatment: inflammatory conditions

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Additional Details

Additional Details

Uses of the Humira 40mg Injection

Humira is used to treat various diseases.

Rheumatoid arthritis
Polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis
Enthesitis-related arthritis
Ankylosing spondylitis
Axial spondyloarthritis without radiographic evidence of ankylosing spondylitis
Psoriatic arthritis
Plaque psoriasis
Hidradenitis suppurativa
Crohn’s disease
Ulcerative colitis
Non-infectious uveitis

How Does Humira Injection Work?

Humira Injection operates by targeting and blocking a protein known as tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha), which plays a key role in causing inflammation in the body. By binding to TNF-alpha, Humira effectively reduces systemic inflammation. This action aids in alleviating the signs and symptoms of inflammatory conditions and can help many patients achieve and maintain remission.

How Should You Take Humira Injection?

When it comes to taking a Humira (adalimumab) injection, it’s important to receive proper training from your doctor or nurse. Here are the general steps for administering the injection:

Prepare the Injection Site: Clean the injection site with an alcohol swab using a circular motion. After cleaning, avoid touching the area.

Administer the Injection: Press the plum-colored activator button on the Pen with your index finger or thumb to start the injection.

You’ll hear a loud ‘click’ when you press the activator button, signaling the start of the injection.

Keep pressing the activator button and hold the pen against your skin until all the medicine has been injected, which may take up to 10 seconds.

The recommended dosage of Humira 40mg injection for adults with rheumatoid arthritis is 40 mg every other week.

For different conditions, the dosage schedule may vary. For instance, in the treatment of Crohn’s disease, the suggested dosage is an initial 160 mg on Day 1, followed by 80 mg two weeks later on Day 15, and then continuing with 40 mg every other week.

For plaque psoriasis, the initial dose is 80 mg on Day 1, followed by 40 mg on Day 8 and then every other week after that.

It’s important to always follow your doctor’s guidance regarding when and how frequently to take Humira. The specific dosage and schedule will depend on the condition being treated and your individual health needs.

Warnings and Precautions

Warnings and Precautions

When taking Humira injections, you should be aware of the following warnings and precautions:

Serious Infections: Humira can increase your risk of serious infections like tuberculosis, bacterial sepsis, and invasive fungal infections. You should be tested for tuberculosis before starting Humira and closely monitored for signs of infection during treatment.

Cancer Risk: There may be an increased risk of certain types of cancer, including lymphoma and hepatosplenic T-cell lymphoma, with Humira use. We advise you to be vigilant for signs of cancer while undergoing treatment.

Injection Site Reactions: Common side effects include reactions at the injection site, such as bleeding, redness, rash, swelling, pain, itching, or bruising. If you experience persistent pain, redness, or swelling around the injection site that doesn’t subside within a few days or worsens, contact your doctor immediately.

Allergic Reactions: Severe allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis, can occur with Humira. Seek medical attention immediately if you experience symptoms like difficulty breathing, swelling of the face or throat, or hives.

Hepatitis B Reactivation: In patients who have previously had hepatitis B, Humira can reactivate the infection. Ensure you are tested for hepatitis B before starting Humira.

Neurological Reactions: Humira may cause neurological reactions, such as multiple sclerosis and seizures. Be observant of any signs of neurological problems during treatment.

Blood Reactions: This medication can cause blood reactions, including low platelet count and anemia. Regular monitoring for signs of blood problems is essential during treatment.

Lupus-like Syndrome: Humira can induce a lupus-like syndrome, characterized by symptoms like joint pain, rash, and fever. Be mindful of these signs during treatment.

Live Vaccines: Avoid receiving live vaccines while taking Humira.

Always consult your healthcare provider for personalized advice and to ensure your safety while using Humira. Your health is our priority, and we’re here to support you throughout your treatment.

Possible Side Effects of Humira Injection

Possible Side Effects of Humira Injection

The possible side effects of Humira (adalimumab) injection include:

Common Side Effects:

Injection site reactions such as pain, redness, rash, swelling, itching, or bruising.
Skin rashes.
Upper respiratory infections.

Serious Side Effects:

Serious infections, including tuberculosis, bacterial sepsis, and invasive fungal infections.
Cancer, notably lymphoma and hepatosplenic T-cell lymphoma.
Allergic reactions.
Hepatitis B reactivation.
Neurological reactions.
Blood reactions.
Worsening congestive heart failure.
Lupus-like syndrome.

Can We Use Other Medicines with Humira Injection?

When using Humira, it’s important to inform your doctor or pharmacist about any other medicines you are taking, have recently taken, or might take. There are certain considerations to keep in mind:

You should avoid taking Humira with medicines that contain anakinra or abatacept, as this combination can increase the risk of serious infections.
Humira can be safely taken with methotrexate and certain disease-modifying anti-rheumatic agents such as sulfasalazine, hydroxychloroquine, leflunomide, and injectable gold preparations.

It’s also generally safe to take Humira with steroids or pain medications, including non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).

If you have any questions about using Humira in conjunction with other medications, please don’t hesitate to ask your doctor. We want to ensure that your treatment is both safe and effective, and your healthcare provider can offer the best advice tailored to your specific needs.

Can Alcohol Drinker Take Humira Injection?

While alcohol consumption is not explicitly contraindicated when taking Humira, it is generally advised to either avoid or limit alcohol intake due to potential risks and interactions with the medication. Before consuming alcohol while on Humira, it’s best to consult your healthcare provider. Discussing the potential risks and benefits with your doctor will help you make an informed decision tailored to your specific health situation.

Can You Take Humira Injection If You’re Pregnant?

Humira may be considered safe to use during pregnancy, but the decision to take it should be made in close consultation with your healthcare provider. This is to carefully weigh the potential risks and benefits. When taken during pregnancy, Humira can cross the placenta and expose the baby to the medication, particularly in the later stages of pregnancy. Although extensive research on the effects of Humira during pregnancy is limited, current evidence has not shown a direct link between exposure in the womb and significant adverse outcomes like major birth defects.

It’s crucial to have a thorough discussion with your healthcare provider to make an informed decision about using Humira while pregnant. We’re here to support you in understanding your options and ensuring the best possible outcome for both you and your baby.

Reviews (2)

2 reviews for Humira 40mg Injection (Adalimumab)

  1. maliha

    Reliable delivery and the product is genuine. Good Team

  2. Asghar Naushad

    Delivery on time and original product.

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