くすりのしおり

Self-injection
Revised: 11/2020

The information on this sheet is based on approvals granted by the Japanese regulatory authority. Approval details may vary by country. Medicines have adverse reactions (risks) as well as efficacies (benefits). It is important to minimize adverse reactions and maximize efficacy. To obtain a better therapeutic response, patients should understand their medication and cooperate with the treatment.
Brand name :
HUMIRA 20mg for S.C. Injection Syringe 0.2mL
 Active ingredient:
Adalimumab (genetical recombination)
 Dosage form:
colorless limpid or slightly opalescent injectable solution in prefilled syringe
 Print on wrapping:

Effects of this medicine

This medicine suppresses function of TNF-α, which is one of the possible primary causative substances in juvenile idiopathic arthritis. TNF (tumor necrosis factor) is one of the cytokines existing inside of the body even in a healthy state, and involved in activities of immunity and development of inflammation or pain.
It is usually used to treat active, polyarticular-course juvenile idiopathic arthritis with inadequate response to conventional therapies.

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you have previously experienced any allergic reactions (itch, rash, etc.) to any medicines.
    If you have or are suspected of having infections such as sepsis.
    If you have or have a history of tuberculosis or hematologic disease.
    If you have or have a past medical or family history of demyelinating diseases such as multiple sclerosis.
    If you are a hepatitis B virus carrier or have a history of hepatitis B virus infection.
    If you have just received live vaccine.
    If you have congestive heart failure.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)

  • Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is ((        to be written by a healthcare professional))
  • In general, if the patient weight is 15 kg to less than 30 kg, inject 1 syringe (20 mg of the active ingredient) subcutaneously at a time, once every two weeks. Strictly follow the instructions.
  • Inject this medicine to the thighs, abdomen or arms. Injection site should be rotated and changed every time you inject this medicine. Do not inject this medicine to sensitive area of skin, wound site, rash or area of skin lesions. Do not massage the subcutaneous injection site.
  • Inject this medicine to the area at least 3 cm apart from the previously injected site.
  • Please use the whole amount at one time.
  • If you miss an injection, contact your doctor.
  • If you accidentally inject more than your prescribed dose, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Do not stop injecting this medicine unless your doctor instructs you to do so.

Precautions while taking this medicine

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include nasopharyngitis, injection site reaction (erythema, itch, rash, bleeding, swelling), rash and upper respiratory tract infection. If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
  • chills, sudden high fever with shivering, cough/phlegm [serious infections such as sepsis and pneumonia]
  • prolonged slight fever/cough (2 weeks or longer), general malaise, weight loss  [tuberculosis]
  • joint pain, muscle pain, skin eruption  [lupus-like syndrome]
  • reduced visual acuity/double vision, numbness/pain/motor paralysis  [demyelinating disease]
  • respiratory distress, hives, swelling around the eyes or lips [serious allergic reaction]
  • malaise, loss of appetite, yellowing of the skin and the white of eyes  [fulminant hepatitis, liver dysfunction, jaundice, liver failure]
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.

Storage conditions and other information

  • Keep out of reach of children. Store at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius, away from light and avoid freezing.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them. Seek advice of your pharmacy or medical institution about proper disposal of the unused medicines.

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For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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