What is Humira Pen 40mg/0.8ml ?
Humira Pen 40mg/0.8ml is used to reduce the signs and symptoms of moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis, a painful disease of the joints, as well as to slow down and protect against damage to joints.
Humira Pen is used to reduce the signs and symptoms in patients with active ankylosing spondylitis, an inflammatory disease of the spine.
Side effects Humira Pen 40mg/0.8ml
Humira Pen 40mg can have a number of adverse effects.
As it is an immunosuppressant, the body will be more prone to infections when a person is using it.
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Common adverse effects include the following, but these are not the only ones:
- redness, rash, swelling, itching or bruising at the injection site
- infections, especially in the upper respiratory tract and sinuses
- headaches and nausea
Some serious side effects require immediate medical attention.
Infections that can occur include tuberculosis (TB) and other infections caused by viruses, fungi, or bacteria. These can be serious.
Infections may develop in carriers of hepatitis B. Symptoms include fever and chills, muscle pain, fatigue, dark urine and a yellow tinge to the eyes of skin, loss of appetite, vomiting, clay-colored feces, stomach problems, and skin rash.
Allergic reactions affect some people. Symptoms include chest tightness, wheezing, and other breathing difficulties, hives, itching, and skin rash, swelling of the tongue, lips, face and other parts of the body.
Nervous system problems may occur, leading to weakness in the arms and legs, numbness, tingling, visual disturbances, and dizziness.
Blood problems may occur. A low platelet count can lead to a higher risk of bleeding, and a low level of white blood cells make it harder to fight infection. The person may have a fever that does not go away, or they may bruise or bleed easily.
Heart conditions can develop or get worse, leading to shortness of breath, sudden weight gain, and swelling in the hands and feet.
Immune reactions are possible. One example is a lupus-like syndrome, with chest pain and shortness of breath, joint pain, or a rash on the cheeks or arms that worsens when exposed to the sun.
Liver problems can arise, leading to fatigue, yellowish skin or eyes, vomiting and not wanting to eat, and abdominal pain.
Psoriasis may emerge or worsen.
How to give the injection?
- Wipe your skin by using the enclosed alcohol pad, using a circular motion.
- Only remove both the grey cap and the plum cap immediately before injection Humira Pen 40mg.
- Hold the grey body of the pre-filled pen with one hand by placing this hand in the middle of the pen so that neither the grey cap nor the plum cap is covered. Hold the pre-filled pen with the grey cap pointing up. With your other hand, pull the grey cap straight off and discard cap. Check that the small grey needle cover of the syringe has been removed with the cap. If a few small drops of liquid come out of the needle, that is okay. The white needle sleeve will now be exposed. Do not try to touch the needle housed in the barrel. DO NOT RECAP the pen as you may damage the needle inside.
- Pull the plum safety cap straight off to expose the plum coloured activation button.
- The pre-filled pen is now ready to use. Do not press the plum activation button until properly positioned as this will result in discharge of medication. DO NOT RECAP as this could cause the unit to discharge and could potentially cause needlestick injury.
- Do not place the pen down as this could cause the unit to discharge.Contact us for more details.