For Psoriasis HUMIRA
World Psoriasis day 29 octobre 2024
Inspiring Hope and Empowering Individuals with
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
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.
For Psoriasis HUMIRA
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
- 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
- If breastfeeding or planning to
- Allergies to latex, rubber, or
If you took HUMIRA during your pregnancy,
make sure to inform your baby’s pediatrician BEFORE any vaccines are
For Psoriasis HUMIRA
Psoriasis HUMIRA and Other Medications
Let your doctor know if you are currently
taking or have taken any of the following:
- RITUXAN® (rituximab)
- ORENCIA® (abatacept)
- KINERET® (anakinra)
- REMICADE® (infliximab)
- ENBREL® (etanercept)
- SIMPONI® (golimumab)
What to Watch for After Starting Psoriasis
- 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
- 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
- Extreme tiredness
- Increased urination
- Burning pain upon urination
- Stomach pain
- Any sores
- Weight loss
- Bloody phlegm
- Fever, chills, or sweating
- Muscle aches
- 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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