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Humira – Uses, Dosage, Side Effects & More

What Is Humira and How Does It Works?

Humira is a prescription medication that contains the active ingredient called adalimumab, which consists of components from living organisms. As a form of tumor necrosis factor blockers, this drug may help treat ulcerative colitis, plaque psoriasis, Crohn’s disease, and some forms of arthritis. Humira is available in a solution in vials, prefilled pens, or syringes. It can be injected under the skin to bring the desired effects. [1]

When an autoimmune disease occurs, the immune system will mistakenly consider healthy cells in the body as threats and attack them. This results in symptoms reported in certain conditions, such as psoriatic arthritis, Crohn’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and plaque psoriasis. While the exact cause is still not fully clear, scientists believe that the main risk factor is tumor necrosis factor. This protein causes inflammation in response to a potential threat. Humira belongs to a class of medications called tumor necrosis factor blockers. It works by binding and preventing the factor from triggering an inflammatory reaction in the body. [2]