Abbott Laboratories | Adalimumab (Medication)
Adalimumab is a powerful drug that has been specially designed to mimic normal human molecules, and for this reason it is classed as a ‘biological’ drug. Adalimumab injection is in a class of medications called tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors. It works by blocking the action of TNF, a substance in the body that causes inflammation.
Adalimumab is used alone or with other medications to relieve the symptoms of certain autoimmune disorders including the following:rheumatoid, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, Crohn's diseases, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis and chronic plaque psoriasis.
Adalimumab is presented as a preloaded pen device which automatically injects the drug under the skin. Due to the fact Adalimumab does not work immediately, it may be needed 3-12 weeks before you notice any benefit. ...
Mild side effects include:redness, itching, bruising, pain, or swelling in the place you injected adalimumab injection; nausea; back pain or headache. If any of these persist or get worsen, get help from your doctor.
More severe side effects, which need immediately medical care are the following:numbness or tingling; problems with vision; weakness in legs; chest pain; shortness of breath; rash, especially a rash on the cheeks or arms that is sensitive to sunlight; new joint pain; hives; itching; swelling of the face, feet, ankles, or lower legs; difficulty breathing or swallowing; fever, sore throat, chills, and other signs of infection; unusual bruising or bleeding; pale skin; dizziness; or red, scaly patches or pus-filled bumps on the skin. ...
Before using adalimumab injection, tell your doctor if you are allergic to adalimumab injection, any other medications, or any of the ingredients in adalimumab.
Inform your doctor tell your doctor if you have or have ever had numbness or tingling in any part of your body, any disease that affects your nervous system, such as multiple sclerosis, any type of cancer, or heart disease. If you have psoriasis, tell your doctor if you have been treated with light therapy.
During pregnancy or breastfeeding consult your doctor before using this medicine. ...