Certain inflammatory conditions that affect the joints, such as rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn's disease, and plaque psoriasis, may be treated with adalimumab (Humira®). This medication can help relieve the symptoms of these and other conditions, and may even help prevent future damage from occurring; however, it cannot cure these conditions.
Adalimumab is given just under the skin (subcutaneously), not into the muscle. The injections are usually administered once a week or every other week. You can receive them in a healthcare provider's office, or you can give the injections to yourself.
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