Welcome to the Humira (Adalimumab) social portal on PsoriasisPatients.com.
This page will connect you with all activities and content on our site that is, in one way or another, related to the Humira treatment. You can get access to blog entries, participate in discussion forums, view our members' treatment journals, answer opinion polls, help to answer questions or ask your own, enrol in a dedicated support group, as well as connect with people who have experience with the Humira treatment. The resources section is also available where you can get more information about the drug as well as recommend other helpful Humira resources. You may want to start with the basic info about this treatment below:
Drug name: Humira® (Adamilumab)
How does Humira work?Humira is a biologic treatment, which aims to block TNF cells in the immune system which send signals to start the inflammation process. In most cases, Humira is injected by the patient themselves every two weeks or as recommended by the doctor.
Who is a good candidate for Humira?It is used primarily to treat adults with moderate to severe psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.
What are possible side-effects?Humira, like many other biologics suppress the immune system, which are more likely to cause negative side-effects than topical treatments. Possible side-effects must be weighed against the treatment's expected benefits. Side-effects may include flu like symptoms, and make one more susceptible to opportunistic infections due to immunosupression. Tuberculosis testing is also required before starting treatment as Humira may reactivate dormant viruses.
Are there any other concerns?The medication is self-injected, and may take some time to adjust to, particularly for those that have a fear of injection. This medication may slowly lose efficacy over time, and the psoriasis will usually return after a few months of ceasing medication.
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Please note that this is a very brief and basic introduction to the Humira treatment. If you'd like more in-depth details about how this treatment works as well as its benefits and risks please look at the Humira Resources page.