Adalimumab HUMIRA®


One of the most common side effects of adalimumab injections is pain at the injection site, sometimes with redness, itching and swelling. Using the drug when it is at room temperature may help reduce this, so try taking it out of the fridge about 15 minutes before you need it. You could also apply an ice pack for two or three minutes to the area you are going to inject, before cleansing the skin with the alcohol wipe.

Some people who use the syringe form find it makes it less painful if they insert the needle quickly in a single motion and then inject the medicine slowly. If your skin hurts or is swollen at the injection site after you have the injection, it may help to apply an ice pack or cold damp towel to the area for about 10-15 minutes. If you do use an ice pack, place a light towel between it and your skin.