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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    Is humira treatment safe for children who have Crohn's?

    Our son has severe side effects of Crohn's… how effective is humira and is it safe? What are the possible side effects?
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    Several recent studies conducted in children and young people show that Humira (also known as adalimumab) is effective in the treatment of Crohn disease.

    This drug is given as a subcutaneous injection (under the skin) every 2 weeks. Different countries have different access to this drug. 

    Humira has similar side-effects to Infliximab, but does have much lower rates of reactions following each dose compared to Infliximab. Infliximab and adalimumab work on the same parts of the inflammatory processes.

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