Serious Infections: Patients treated with HUMIRA are at increased risk for developing serious infections that may lead to hospitalization or death. These infections include active tuberculosis (TB), reactivation of latent TB, invasive fungal infections, and bacterial, viral, and other infections due to opportunistic pathogens. Most patients who developed these infections were taking concomitant immunosuppressants such as methotrexate or corticosteroids.
Malignancies: Lymphoma, including a rare type of T-cell lymphoma, and other malignancies, some fatal, have been reported in patients treated with TNF blockers, including HUMIRA.
Other Serious Adverse Reactions: Patients treated with HUMIRA also may be at risk for other serious adverse reactions, including anaphylaxis, hepatitis B virus reactivation, demyelinating disease, cytopenias, pancytopenia, heart failure, and a lupus-like syndrome.
Rheumatoid Arthritis: HUMIRA is indicated, alone or in combination with methotrexate or other non-biologic DMARDs, for reducing signs and symptoms, inducing major clinical response, inhibiting the progression of structural damage, and improving physical function in adult patients with moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis.
Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: HUMIRA is indicated, alone or in combination with methotrexate, for reducing signs and symptoms of moderately to severely active polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis in patients 2 years of age and older.
Psoriatic Arthritis: HUMIRA is indicated, alone or in combination with non-biologic DMARDs, for reducing signs and symptoms, inhibiting the progression of structural damage, and improving physical function in adult patients with active psoriatic arthritis.
Ankylosing Spondylitis: HUMIRA is indicated for reducing signs and symptoms in adult patients with active ankylosing spondylitis.
Adult Crohn’s Disease: HUMIRA is indicated for reducing signs and symptoms and inducing and maintaining clinical remission in adult patients with moderately to severely active Crohn’s disease who have had an inadequate response to conventional therapy, and reducing signs and symptoms and inducing clinical remission in these patients if they have also lost response to or are intolerant to infliximab.
Pediatric Crohn’s Disease: HUMIRA is indicated for reducing signs and symptoms and inducing and maintaining clinical remission in pediatric patients 6 years of age and older with moderately to severely active Crohn’s disease who have had an inadequate response to corticosteroids or immunomodulators such as azathioprine, 6-mercaptopurine, or methotrexate.
Ulcerative Colitis: HUMIRA is indicated for inducing and sustaining clinical remission in adult patients with moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis who have had an inadequate response to immunosuppressants such as corticosteroids, azathioprine, or 6-mercaptopurine. The effectiveness of HUMIRA has not been established in patients who have lost response to or were intolerant to anti-TNF agents.
Plaque Psoriasis: HUMIRA is indicated for the treatment of adult patients with moderate to severe chronic plaque psoriasis who are candidates for systemic therapy or phototherapy, and when other systemic therapies are medically less appropriate. HUMIRA should only be administered to patients who will be closely monitored and have regular follow-up visits with a physician.
Hidradenitis Suppurativa: HUMIRA is indicated for the treatment of adult patients with moderate to severe hidradenitis suppurativa.
Uveitis: HUMIRA is indicated for the treatment of non-infectious intermediate, posterior and panuveitis in adult patients.
1. Right from your office
Download enrollment forms here. Once you and your patient have completed and signed the form, simply fax it back.
2. By calling 1.800.4HUMIRA (1.800.448.6472)
3. By visiting HUMIRA.com
After completing enrollment, patients will receive a call from his or her Ambassador within one business day.
From the moment patients enroll in HUMIRA Complete, our Ambassadors are dedicated to supporting the treatment plan you’ve prescribed.
HUMIRA Ambassadors do not give medical advice and are trained to direct patients to speak with their health care professionals for any treatment-related questions, including further referrals.
Ambassadors can help:
HUMIRA Complete can help patients understand their insurance coverage and even assist in identifying ways to save on HUMIRA. Some patients may be eligible for the HUMIRA Complete Savings Card, which can help them get HUMIRA for as little as $5 a month, every month.† Patients who are uninsured or unemployed may be able to get HUMIRA at no cost. They can work with an Ambassador or connect with independent foundations, such as the AbbVie Patient Assistance Foundation.
Help your patients request a savings card:
Direct them to HUMIRA.com »
Have patients who are uninsured or unemployed? Let them know about the
AbbVie Patient Assistance Foundation »
While patients will get their initial injection training from you or your staff, HUMIRA Complete can help reinforce it. Patients can choose from personalized training provided by a nurse or online training videos.
Training videos for the HUMIRA Pen and syringe are available on HUMIRA.com. They cover self-injection, as well as how to inject a child. Plus, a Talking Training Pen is available in English, Spanish and Mandarin.
HUMIRA Complete helps patients incorporate HUMIRA treatment into their lives. Patients can get tools like medication reminders to help them remember to take HUMIRA as prescribed. In addition, Ambassadors can help patients prepare for doctor visits.
†Terms and Conditions apply. This benefit covers HUMIRA (adalimumab) alone or, for rheumatology patients, HUMIRA plus one of the following medications: methotrexate, leflunomide (Arava®), or hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil®). Eligibility: In Massachusetts, co-pay assistance is not available for products with certain generic equivalents (for example, any product with an AB-rated generic equivalent). Available to patients with commercial prescription insurance coverage for HUMIRA. Co-pay assistance program is not available to patients receiving prescription reimbursement under any federal, state or government-funded insurance programs (for example, Medicare (including Part D), Medicare Advantage, Medigap, Medicaid, TRICARE, Department of Defense or Veteran’s Affairs programs) or where prohibited by law. If at any time a patient begins receiving prescription drug coverage under any such federal, state or government-funded healthcare program, patient will no longer be able to use the HUMIRA Savings Card and patient must call HUMIRA at 800-448-6472 between 8am-8pm CT to stop participation. Patients may not seek reimbursement for value received from the HUMIRA Complete from any third-party payers. Offer subject to change or discontinuance without notice. Restrictions, including monthly maximums, may apply. This is not health insurance.
Patients treated with HUMIRA are at increased risk for developing serious infections that may lead to hospitalization or death. Most patients who developed these infections were taking concomitant immunosuppressants such as methotrexate or corticosteroids.
Discontinue HUMIRA if a patient develops a serious infection or sepsis.
Reported infections include:
Carefully consider the risks and benefits of treatment with HUMIRA prior to initiating therapy in patients: 1. with chronic or recurrent infection, 2. who have been exposed to TB, 3. with a history of opportunistic infection, 4. who resided in or traveled in regions where mycoses are endemic, 5. with underlying conditions that may predispose them to infection. Monitor patients closely for the development of signs and symptoms of infection during and after treatment with HUMIRA, including the possible development of TB in patients who tested negative for latent TB infection prior to initiating therapy.
Lymphoma and other malignancies, some fatal, have been reported in children and adolescent patients treated with TNF blockers, including HUMIRA. Postmarketing cases of hepatosplenic T-cell lymphoma (HSTCL), a rare type of T-cell lymphoma, have been reported in patients treated with TNF blockers, including HUMIRA. These cases have had a very aggressive disease course and have been fatal. The majority of reported TNF blocker cases have occurred in patients with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis and the majority were in adolescent and young adult males. Almost all of these patients had received treatment with azathioprine or 6-mercaptopurine concomitantly with a TNF blocker at or prior to diagnosis. It is uncertain whether the occurrence of HSTCL is related to use of a TNF blocker or a TNF blocker in combination with these other immunosuppressants.
For full Prescribing Information, visit rxabbvie.com/pdf/humira.pdf
Reference: 1. HUMIRA Injection [package insert]. North Chicago, IL: AbbVie Inc.