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What is Humira?

Humira, the prescription drug adalimumab, is one of a family of medications called tumor necrosis factor blockers or inhibitors. It is prescribed to help with the symptoms of the following autoimmune conditions: rheumatoid arthritis, polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, plaque psoriasis, and Crohn's disease. A person affected by any of these diseases produces too much of a protein called a tumor necrosis factor. This protein creates inflammation in the joints and/or other areas. Humira blocks the inflammation caused by tumor necrosis factor. This medication comes in liquid form and is injected beneath the surface of the skin. It is used for both adults and children.

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