Information about Adalimumab

Adalimumab Uses

How Adalimumab works

Adalimumab blocks the action of certain chemical messengers that are responsible for inflammation, swelling and redness associated with certain joint diseases.

Common side effects of Adalimumab

Sinus inflammation, Upper respiratory tract infection, Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness), Infection
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Available Medicine for Adalimumab

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250002 variant(s)
AdfrarTorrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
10500 to ₹250002 variant(s)
AdalyGlenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd
249001 variant(s)
EnviraEmcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd
234371 variant(s)
MaburaHetero Drugs Ltd
250001 variant(s)
PlamumabCipla Ltd
263531 variant(s)
AdalirelReliance Life Sciences
11000 to ₹220002 variant(s)
AdalimacMacleods Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
223211 variant(s)
MabvinraAlkem Laboratories Ltd
9999 to ₹239992 variant(s)
CadalimabCadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd
100001 variant(s)

Expert advice for Adalimumab

  • It is given by injection under the skin (via subcutaneous).
  • Take it as per the dose and duration suggested by the doctor.
  • Inform your doctor immediately if you notice severe rash, hives, swelling of hands or face and shortness of breath.
  • Store the pen in the refrigerator. When refrigeration is not possible, you can also keep your pen at room temperature (less than 30°C) for up to 2 weeks. Do not freeze it.
  • Do not stop taking the medication suddenly without talking to your doctor first. 

Frequently asked questions for Adalimumab


Q. What type of drug is Adalimumab?

Adalimumab belongs to a class of drugs name TNF blockers. It reduces joint damage by reducing swelling and improves joint function.

Q. What benefit can you expect from your treatment with Adalimumab?

You may notice a lessening of joint swelling, pain, and stiffness, often within the first 8 weeks of starting the treatment.

Q. Can Adalimumab weaken your immune system?

Adalimumab is a TNF blocker medicine that can lower the ability of your immune system to fight infections. Inform your doctor if you have been suffering from any infections before taking this medicine.

Q. Can Adalimumab be used with other arthritis medicines?

Adalimumab is a biological disease-modifying antirheumatic drug (bDMARD) and may be used with other medicines like methotrexate (DMARDs); prednisolone (steroid); naproxen or ibuprofen (anti-inflammatory medicines) and paracetamol (pain killers). However, it cannot be used with other bDMARDs. Your doctor will be able to give you more information on this.

Q. Should Adalimumab be stopped before any surgery?

Yes, treatment with this medicine should be stopped before surgery. It can start again after the operation at a time decided by your surgeon and rheumatologist (often once the wound has healed and there is no infection).


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