What is Humira (adalimumab)?
Humira is an brand-name medication that acts as a TNF blocker which lowers your immune systems ability to fight infections.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have approved biosimilar versions (biosimilars are similar or exact copies of a brand-name drug) of Humira such as: Abrilada, Amjevita, Cyltezo, Hadlima and Hyrimoz.
The active drug in Humira is called adalimumab.
It is taken as an injection and available as a pre-filled pen.
Your doctor or pharmacist should provide instructions on how to properly administer the medication. It should also include an information packet with further instructions and information.
It must be kept cold and stored in the refrigerator. It is delivered in an insulated container to maintain its integrity.
Keep it in its original packaging until ready for use.
Do not freeze or ever use if it was previously frozen.
Keep medication away from direct sunlight.
When ready to use, take out of refrigerator and let naturally warm up. Do not try to warm it up faster.
When travelling or when not able to keep medication cold, Humira can be stored at room temperature (up to 77 degrees) for up to 2 weeks. Humira can be kept unrefrigerated for up to 14 days. If it exceeds 2 weeks or this temperature, d no not use.
When disposing of medication, do not flush down wastewater (i.e. toilet or sink) or put in household trash. Discard this medication according to your pharmacists instructions when expired or no loner needed.