What is Humira?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Generic name: Adalimumab

Humira® is a brand name for adalimumab. It is an injectable product that can be used to treat a variety of autoimmune conditions including: rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and plaque psoriasis.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
rheumatoid arthritis 115 66
psoriasis 64 22
Crohn's disease 62 28
psoriatic arthritis 35 24
ankylosing spondylitis 17 5
ulcerative colitis 15 11

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 18
Moderate 30
Mild 29
None 62

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Humira

Side effect Patients
Fatigue 8
Immune system weak 7
Headaches 5
Injection site pain 5
Tiredness 4
Migraine headaches 3

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Humira

Dosage Patients
50 mg every other week 17
40 mg/0.8 mL every other week 12
40 mg every other week 8
40 mg/0.8 mL weekly 3
100 mg every other week 3
50 mg weekly 3
40 mg weekly 2
100 mg weekly 2
40 mg/0.8 mL monthly 1
20 mg/0.4 mL every other week 1

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Why patients stopped taking Humira

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 62
Side effects too severe 27
Doctor's advice 26
Other 13
Expense 8
Course of treatment ended 4
Change in health plan coverage 3
Personal research 1
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Duration

Currently taking Humira

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 3
6 months - 1 year 9
1 - 2 years 9
2 - 5 years 20
5 - 10 years 11
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Humira

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 16
1 - 6 months 27
6 months - 1 year 22
1 - 2 years 12
2 - 5 years 14
5 - 10 years 4
10 years or more 3
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 107
Usually 19
Sometimes 5
Never taken as prescribed 8
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 16
Somewhat hard to take 26
A little hard to take 48
Not at all hard to take 49
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 15
$100-199 1
$50-99 7
$25-49 7
< $25 64
Not specified 45

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Humira after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Etanercept (Enbrel SureClick) 18
Infliximab (Remicade) 18
Methotrexate (Apo-Methotrexate) 10
Prednisone (Deltasone) 5
Hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil) 4

Show all 22 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Humira and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Etanercept (Enbrel SureClick) 7
Abatacept (Orencia) 5
Certolizumab (Cimzia) 5
Infliximab (Remicade) 5
Apremilast (Otezla) 4

Show all 16 treatments patients report switching to

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8 patient evaluations for Humira

25yrRA
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25yrRA
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 55
Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) 20 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
I am: g
I have:
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

See 25yrRA's full Humira history

Aug 21, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for rheumatoid arthritis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 30, 2008 (Started Jul 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for rheumatoid arthritis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Weekly
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
CrohnsandArthritis
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CrohnsandArthritis
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 48
Condition: Crohn's Disease 4 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Mild
I am: vg
I have:
Crohn's Disease

See CrohnsandArthritis's full Humira history

Dec 14, 2015 (Started Jul 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Crohn's disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Burning pain at injection site)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg/0.8 mL Every Other Week
Advice & Tips: Helped my arthritis more noticeably than my bowels! I find the injection painful but doing it very slowly decreases the pain significantly
Cost: $200+ monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
poppysmom
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poppysmom
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 60
Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) 12 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: None
  • Physical: None
I am: vg
I have:
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

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Sep 21, 2014 (Started Apr 08, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for rheumatoid arthritis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg/0.8 mL Every Other Week
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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