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 119 71
Crohn's disease 67 32
Psoriasis 64 23
Psoriatic arthritis 36 25
Ankylosing spondylitis 19 6
Ulcerative colitis 17 13

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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 20
Moderate 32
Mild 34
None 66

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Humira

Side effect Patients
Fatigue 8
Immune system weak 8
Headaches 6
Injection site pain 5
Migraine headaches 4
Muscle fatigue 4

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Humira

Dosage Patients
40 mg/0.8 mL every other week 8
50 mg every other week 8
40 mg every other week 6
100 mg every other week 5
40 mg/0.8 mL weekly 3
50 mg weekly 3
100 mg weekly 2
2 other every other week 1
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

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Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 65
Doctor's advice 28
Side effects too severe 28
Other 14
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 3
1 - 2 years 11
2 - 5 years 16
5 - 10 years 9
10 years or more 2

Stopped taking Humira

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 17
1 - 6 months 27
6 months - 1 year 25
1 - 2 years 12
2 - 5 years 16
5 - 10 years 4
10 years or more 3
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 117
Usually 21
Sometimes 5
Never taken as prescribed 9
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 16
Somewhat hard to take 31
A little hard to take 53
Not at all hard to take 52
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 17
$100-199 1
$50-99 7
$25-49 7
< $25 65
Not specified 55

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Humira after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Etanercept (Enbrel SureClick) 20
Infliximab (Remicade) 19
Methotrexate (Apo-Methotrexate) 12
Prednisone (Deltasone) 6
Sulfasalazine (Salazopyrin) 5

Show all 25 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Humira and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Etanercept (Enbrel SureClick) 8
Infliximab (Remicade) 6
Abatacept (Orencia) 5
Apremilast (Otezla) 5
Certolizumab (Cimzia) 5

Show all 16 treatments patients report switching to

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8 patient evaluations for Humira

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

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

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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