Humira Drug Class

Humira® (adalimumab) is a prescription drug used to treat a variety of inflammatory conditions that affect the joints, spine, and digestive system.
 
Humira belongs to a class of drugs known as tumor necrosis factor inhibitors, or TNF inhibitors for short. It works by blocking the activity of tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha). TNF-alpha is a naturally occurring chemical in the body that is involved in inflammation and other immune system functions.
 
People with certain inflammatory conditions often have higher levels of TNF-alpha. These high levels of TNF-alpha can cause inflammation and lead to problems. By blocking TNF-alpha, Humira helps to relieve the symptoms of these conditions and, in some cases, prevents future damage from occurring.
 
(To learn more, click Humira Uses. This article takes an in-depth look at how Humira works and the various conditions it is prescribed to treat.)
 
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