Posted from: Monday, August 01, 2016 - 02:08 PM - Present

Humira Approved for Panuveitis Treatment

June 30, 2016 –The U.S. FDA approved Humira® (adalimumab), manufactured by AbbVie, with an expanded indication for the treatment of non-infectious intermediate, posterior and panuveitis. The FDA granted Humira orphan drug designation for this indication to treat Uveitis which is an inflammatory eye disease that can flare and impact vision, typically treated with corticosteroids. Recommended dosing of Humira for uveitis is 80mg, followed by 40mg every other week by subcutaneous injection. Humira is also indicated to treat nine other inflammatory conditions including rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, psoriasis, ankylosing spondylitis, Crohn’s disease (in adults and children), ulcerative colitis, psoriasis and hidradenitis suppurativa.

 

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