For Psoriasis HUMIRA

World Psoriasis Day 29 October 2024

Inspiring Hope and Empowering Individuals with Psoriasis

For an effective treatment for psoriasis HUMIRA is proving to be a clear winner.

Patients with plaque psoriasis that is stubbornly resisting other treatments, HUMIRA, a systemic therapy that works from the inside out, may be the direction you and your doctor decide is the right course of action.

While results do vary, in clinical trials most participants after taking HUMIRA for four months saw a 75% to 90% improvement in their skin.

So that’s the good news, what’s the bad news?

For Psoriasis HUMIRA, Side Effects and Warnings

Infections – HUMIRA blocks TNF an important factor in helping the immune system fight infections. With this in mind, before taking HUMIRA make sure you inform your doctor of ANY infections, viral, bacterial, or fungal, that you may have. Taking HUMIRA while you have an infection or if you get an infection while taking HUMIRA can, and has been, deadly, as even seemingly harmless infections can spread throughout the body.

Cancer – Both adults and children taking HUMIRA have an increased chance of getting the “Big C”. Deaths have occurred when some using HUMIRA have developed heptatosplenic T-cell lymphoma. There is also an increased chance of developing basal cell and squamous cell types of skin cancer. While these are not usually life-threatening, be sure and inform your doctor if you have a skin sore or lump that doesn’t heal or go away.

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Before Starting Psoriasis HUMIRA

Here are just a few of the things you should discuss with your doctor before taking HUMIRA:

  •       Any infections or symptoms of infection
  •       Recurring infections or a susceptibility to   infections
  •       Being diabetic
  •       Have or have close contact with someone with tuberculosis
  •       Live in an area where certain fungal infections are more common (the Mississippi and Ohio River valleys). Such infections include blastomycosis, coccidioidomycosis, and histoplasmosis.
  •       Have or have had Hepatitis B
  •       Have or have had cancer, heart failure, multiple sclerosis or Guillain-Barre syndrome
  •       Any scheduled or planned surgeries or vaccines
  •       If pregnant or planning to become pregnant
  •       If breastfeeding or planning to breastfeed
  •       Allergies to latex, rubber, or HUMIRA ingredients

If you took HUMIRA during your pregnancy, make sure to inform your baby’s pediatrician BEFORE any vaccines are administered.

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Learn more about Important Safety Information.

Psoriasis HUMIRA and Other Medications

Let your doctor know if you are currently taking or have taken any of the following:

  •       RITUXAN® (rituximab)
  •       IMURAN® (azathioprine)
  •       PURINETHOL® (mercaptopurine, 6-MP)
  •       ORENCIA® (abatacept)
  •       KINERET® (anakinra)
  •       REMICADE® (infliximab)
  •       ENBREL® (etanercept)
  •       CIMZIA® (certolizumab pegol)
  •       SIMPONI® (golimumab)

What to Watch for After Starting Psoriasis HUMIRA

  • Serious viral, fungal or bacterial infection, including TB. Signs that you might have TB include: low-grade fever, weight loss, cough, body fat loss and muscle loss.
  • Hepatitis B
  • Allergic reactions, including hives, anaphylaxis, trouble breathing, swelling of the face, lips, mouths or eyes.
  • Nervous system issues, such as tingling or numbness, vision problem, limb weakness or dizziness.
  • Blood problems, including paleness, bruising or bleeding easily, or a fever that doesn’t go away.
  • Congestive heart failure, whether newly onset or worsening, indicated by shortness of breath, sudden weight gain, or edema.
  • Lupus-like symptoms: chest pain, difficulty breathing, joint pain, cheek or arm rash that worsens in the sun.
  • Liver problems indicated by extreme tiredness, jaundiced eyes, poor appetite or vomiting, pain on the right side of the abdomen.
  • Dermatitis outbreaks or flares that might be indicative of psoriasis

Alert your doctor immediately at the onset of:

  •       Extreme tiredness
  •       Increased urination
  •       Burning pain upon urination
  •       Diarrhea
  •       Stomach pain
  •       Any sores
  •       Weight loss
  •       Bloody phlegm
  •       Fever, chills, or sweating
  •       Muscle aches
  •       Cough
  •       Shortness of breath

In addition to psoriasis HUMIRA is also used to treat polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis, moderate to several rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, Crohn’s disease, ankylosing spondylitis and hidradenitis suppurativa.



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