Humira review

Humira is a medication used for treating illnesss like rheumatoid arthritis, Bechterew syndrome, arthritis psoriatica, chronic psoriasis, juvenile idiopathic arthritis and Crohns illness.

Humira works by reducing the pain and skin edema associated with rheumatoid arthritis. What it does is prevent the tumor necrosis factor that is found in the immune system that is causing the skin edema and avoids further damage to the joints of the patient.

Humira is the brand name of a medication manufactured and distributed by Abbott Laboratories. The generic name is Adalimumab. Humira is an abbreviation that stands for Human Monoclonal Antibody in Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Humira is a medication proven to be very effective in treating different arthritis conditions. It shows positive results in reducing the symptoms for patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

Compared to other conventional treatment, Humira is best proven to reduce the risks involved caused by Crohn's disease in adults.

Humira comes in 0.8ml syringes and are injected to the patient when administered. The medication is administered in this method so as to prevent the medicine from being destroyed by the digestive system.

A 40mg dose of the medication given every other week is the recommended dosage for most adult patients. However, there are some patients that may require a different weekly dosage that can be determined by their doctor.

The most common side effects caused by using Humira include rashes, cephalalgias, stomach pains and nausea. The area of the skin where it was injected may experience itching, skin edema, pain and redness.

Since Humira suppresses the immune system, it sometimes causes sinus infections, tuberculosis and urinary tract infections. This also affects the normal function of the immune system to protect the body against any infection. More serious side effects may also occur in patients such as irregular heartbeat, mood changes, seizure, chest pains, yellow skin or eyes and skin edema of the legs.

If any of the side effects occur, your doctor should be notified immediately to avoid risks of more serious health problem.

Since this medication can be fatal when administered incorrectly, it is highly recommended you consult a doctor prior to use. It is also advised that prior to medication, the patient should undergo a TB or tuberculosis test. If diagnosed with TB, the patient should avoid medication and must be treated first for the tuberculosis to avoid other infections.

Also avoid using the medication if you have an existing medical problem. Inform your doctor about your condition especially if you have any history of cancer, brain disorder and any other health problem such as allergies.

Chemical reactions may occur when using Humira with other medications that may affect its effectiveness and may even cause serious health problems. Avoid using Anakinra, live vaccines, and TNF blockers together with Humira because it can cause serious infections. Methotrexate is also known to absorb the amount of Humira by about 49%. It would be best to inform your doctor of any other medicines you are taking prior to using Humira.

Before injecting, make sure that your syringes are well sterilized. Follow all the instructions on the package or as advised by your doctor.

Humira has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of humira

• Molecular formula of humira is C6428H9912N1694O1987S46
• Chemical IUPAC Name is Humanized anti-TNF antibody (D2E7)
• Molecular weight is 144190.3 g/mol
Humira available : 20mg tablets and 40mg tablets

Generic name: Adalimumab

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