You may be used to adjusting your routine around the administration of your child’s pediatric ulcerative colitis (UC) treatment. With HUMIRA, you have options.
Your child’s first injection must be given under the supervision of a health care professional. The first two “starter” doses will likely be administered at a doctor’s office, but once “maintenance” doses begin, you do not necessarily need to go into a doctor’s office or treatment center to use a HUMIRA Pen.
At-home administration lets you, or your child, administer treatment with HUMIRA in the comfort of your home.
Administering HUMIRA to your child for the first time
It’s natural to feel nervous the first time you administer HUMIRA to your child, but with your HUMIRA Complete Nurse Ambassador, you will be guided every step of the way.
Watch the video below to learn more about administering treatment to your child:
Your child’s first dose of HUMIRA should be given under the supervision of a health care professional. Make sure you have been shown how to administer HUMIRA before you administer HUMIRA to your child. Remember to keep your HUMIRA refrigerated in its original container until ready for use.
Recommended dosing by weight for pediatric ulcerative colitis patients*
If your child weighs 44 lbs to 87 lbs
If your child weighs 88 lbs or more
Pediatric patients who turn 18 years of age and who are well-controlled on their HUMIRA regimen should continue their prescribed dose.
Your doctor will follow up with you on a regular basis. For more information, refer to the Patient Instructions for Use, and the Medication Guide located inside your HUMIRA carton, and within the Full Prescribing Information.
Your child should continue taking HUMIRA as directed by your doctor. Remember, HUMIRA is a treatment, not a cure. Your doctor can tell you if and when you should stop taking HUMIRA. If your child experiences any adverse reactions or discomfort when taking HUMIRA, discuss them with their doctor right away.
Common side effects of HUMIRA include injection site reactions (pain, redness, rash, swelling, itching, or bruising), upper respiratory infections (sinus infections), headaches, rash, and nausea. These are not all of the possible side effects with HUMIRA. Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.
Dosing may vary depending on the product, dosage form, and strength that your child’s doctor has prescribed. Always follow the doctor’s instructions about when and how often to your child should take HUMIRA. Refer to the Patient Instructions for Use for the HUMIRA Pen or the prefilled syringe and the Medication Guide for more information.
A patient support program providing access to a variety of resources
HUMIRA Complete offers a range of resources and tools to support you at no additional cost. All of these resources can be provided to you online, over the telephone, or by mail.
If you’re getting started with at-home administration, HUMIRA Complete connects you with your own Nurse Ambassador who is available to: