ADALIMUMAB (Injection) (Injectable)
ADALIMUMAB (Injection) (Injectable) Drug and Prescription Information
ADALIMUMAB (Injection) (Injectable)
ADALIMUMAB (Injection) (Injectable) Medication Classification
ADALIMUMAB (Injection) (Injectable) Brandname
ADALIMUMAB (Injection) (Injectable) is used for the Treatment
Adalimumab (ay-da-LIM-yoo-mab) Treats symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and slows the joint damage caused by RA.
When To Not Use ADALIMUMAB (Injection) (Injectable)
You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to adalimumab.
How Should You Use ADALIMUMAB (Injection) (Injectable)
- Your doctor will prescribe your exact dose and tell you how often it should be given. This medicine is given as a shot under your skin.
- A nurse or other trained health professional will give you this medicine.
- You may be taught how to give your medicine at home. Make sure you understand all instructions before giving yourself an injection. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to.
- Use a new needle and syringe each time you inject your medicine. Do not shake the medicine before using it. If a dose is missed:
- If you miss a dose or forget to use your medicine, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to use the medicine and skip the missed dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.
Proper ADALIMUMAB (Injection) (Injectable) Storage
Store ADALIMUMAB (Injection) (Injectable) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep ADALIMUMAB (Injection) (Injectable) and all medications out of the reach of children.
What To Avoid While Using ADALIMUMAB (Injection) (Injectable)
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
- Make sure your doctor knows if you are using any medicines that weaken the immune system (such as steroids, chemotherapy, or radiation).
- Talk to your doctor before getting flu shots or other vaccines while you are receiving adalimumab. Vaccines may not work as well while you are using this medicine.
ADALIMUMAB (Injection) (Injectable) Warnings
- Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have tuberculosis, problems with your immune system, or multiple sclerosis or a similar nervous system disease.
- You will need to have a skin test for tuberculosis before you start using this medicine. Tell your doctor if you or anyone in your home has ever had a positive reaction to a tuberculosis test.
- A small number of people who have used this medicine have developed a type of cancer called "lymphoma." This is very rare. Talk with your doctor if you are concerned.
- You may get infections more easily while you are using this medicine. Tell your doctor if you have any kind of infection before you start using this medicine. Also tell your doctor if you have ever had an infection that would not go away or an infection that kept coming back. Avoid people who are sick or have infections.
ADALIMUMAB (Injection) (Injectable) Side Effects
Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
- Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing.
- Cough that does not go away, and unexplained weight loss
- Feeling weak, dizzy, or numb, or having a "pins and needles" feeling
- Pain when you urinate, or change in how much or how often you urinate
- Rash on your face or arms, trouble breathing, unusual joint pain, and chest pain that does not go away
- Trouble seeing
- Wheezing, cough, stuffy or runny nose, headache (cold or flu symptoms) If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
- Redness, itching, bruising, pain, or swelling where the shot is given