Adalimumab is typically administered once a week or every other week. You can receive your injections at your healthcare provider's office, or you can give them to yourself. The adalimumab dosing guidelines your healthcare provider will follow depend on factors such as the medical condition you are being treated for and other medications you are taking.
An Overview of Adalimumab DosingThe dose of adalimumab (Humira®) your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
- The medical condition being treated
- Your weight (for children)
- Other medical conditions you may have
- Other medications you may currently be taking.
Dose of Adalimumab for Ankylosing Spondylitis, Psoriatic Arthritis, or Rheumatoid Arthritis
The recommended dose for these conditions is adalimumab 40 mg injected every other week. Some people with rheumatoid arthritis, especially those not taking methotrexate (Rheumatrex®) with adalimumab, may need to take 40 mg every week.
Adalimumab Dose for Juvenile Idiopathic (Rheumatoid) Arthritis
For juvenile rheumatoid arthritis treatment in children weighing 33 to 66 pounds, the recommended dose is adalimumab 20 mg every other week. For children 66 pounds or heavier, the recommended dose is adalimumab 40 mg every other week.
Adalimumab Dosage for Crohn's Disease or Ulcerative Colitis
The recommended dose for Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis is adalimumab 160 mg for the first dose (taken as four separate injections over one or two days), followed by 80 mg two weeks later, then 40 mg every other week, starting two weeks later.
Dose of Adalimumab for Plaque Psoriasis
For psoriasis treatment, the recommended dose is adalimumab 80 mg for the first dose, followed by 40 mg every other week (starting the week after the first dose).