Adalimumab Side Effects

Common side effects of adalimumab include upper respiratory infections, reactions at the injection site, and nausea. However, most people tolerate the medication well. If side effects do occur, they are typically minor. Some side effects are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider, including difficulty breathing, an irregular heart rhythm, or unexplained bleeding.

Adalimumab Side Effects: An Introduction

As with any medicine, side effects can occur with adalimumab (Humira®). However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider.
 
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with adalimumab. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of adalimumab side effects with you.)
 

Side Effects of Adalimumab to Report

Some side effects with adalimumab, while occurring infrequently, are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
 
  • Symptoms of an infection, including:
 
    • Cough
    • Chills
    • Fever
    • Weakness
 
  • An irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia)
 
  • Difficulty breathing, especially accompanied by water retention or swelling, which may be signs of congestive heart failure (CHF)
 
  • Unexplained bruising or bleeding
 
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, including:
 
    • An unexplained rash
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Wheezing or difficulty breathing
    • Unexplained swelling.
 
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