How does taking Humira affect your immune system?

How does taking Humira affect your immune system?

Humira affects your immune system. Adalimumab can lower the ability of your immune system to fight infections and you may get infections more easily. Serious infections caused by viruses, fungi or bacteria have happened in people taking this medicine.

When to tell your doctor about Humira side effects?

Your doctor should test you for TB before starting and during treatment with Humira. Before or during treatment with Humira, tell your doctor if you have signs of infection such as fever, chills, aches, tiredness, cough, skin sores, diarrhea, or burning when you urinate.

What kind of medicines can you take with Humira?

Tell your doctor about all medicines you use, and those you start or stop using during your treatment with Humira, especially: abatacept, etanercept; anakinra; azathioprine, mercaptopurine; or certolizumab, golimumab, infliximab, rituximab.

Are there any side effects to Humira for children?

Lymphoma and other malignancies, some fatal, have been reported in children and adolescent patients treated with TNF blockers including Humira [see Warnings and Precautions ( 5.2 )].

Can you take Humira if you have an infection?

Treatment with HUMIRA should not be initiated in patients with an active infection, including localized infections. Patients on HUMIRA may receive concurrent vaccinations, except for live vaccines.

What are the side effects of Humira injections?

Common Humira side effects may include: headache; cold symptoms such as stuffy nose, sinus pain, sneezing, sore throat; rash; or redness, bruising, itching, or swelling where the injection was given.

Is it safe to take Humira with covid-19?

AbbVie has not studied the use of HUMIRA in patients with COVID-19. At this time, the safety and efficacy of the authorized COVID-19 vaccines have not been established in immunocompromised persons, persons with autoimmune conditions or persons who take immunosuppressive medications or therapies 1 such as HUMIRA.

When to discontinue Humira in patients with TB?

Discontinue HUMIRA if a patient develops a serious infection or sepsis. Reported infections include: Active tuberculosis (TB), including reactivation of latent TB. Patients with TB have frequently presented with disseminated or extrapulmonary disease. Test patients for latent TB before HUMIRA use and during therapy.