Humira Safety

Humira® (adalimumab) is a medication used to treat several inflammatory conditions that affect the joints, spine, or digestive system. Although it is generally a safe medication, there are certain concerns to be aware of before beginning treatment with Humira.
 
It's important to understand that certain problems can develop in people taking Humira. For example, this medication can increase your risk of developing:
 
  • Infections
  • Lymphoma
  • Dangerously low blood counts
  • Certain nervous system conditions (such as multiple sclerosis).
 
Also, clinical studies have shown that people with congestive heart failure (CHF) who took medications like Humira had an increased risk of death. In addition, worsening of heart failure and new cases of heart failure in people that did not already have CHF have been reported in people taking similar medications.
 
Other safety issues with Humira include possible side effects, such as:
 
(For more safety information, click Humira Side Effects and Humira Warnings and Precautions. These articles offer more detailed information on potential drug interactions, what your healthcare provider needs to know before prescribing it, and serious side effects of this medication.)
 
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