Humira pen activated by mistake.

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   Posted 1/16/2008 12:23 AM (GMT -6)   
I know I saw this subject before but was not on humira, and my search didn't yield anything. Now I am taking humira and I accidently hit the needle end of the pen and it shot out my medicine. eyes Do I contact humira or my ins company? And did they replace it for you? I had asked for the shots in the first place and they sent these.

Humira, pred and entocort 1/08
3 small bowel resections, 1 for perforation, 2 for strictures 

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   Posted 1/16/2008 12:29 AM (GMT -6)   
I think the first call you should make is to your pharmacy, or wherever you got the pens from. Then call your doctor and see what they suggest you do. I wouldn't wait on this because you don't want to go too long between doses. Maybe you could ask to exchange the pens for the syringes? Good luck to you.

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   Posted 1/16/2008 9:17 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello Zazucat,
I actually just did the same thing a couple of weeks ago. I contacted my Insurance and they told me to contact Humira directly. Humira replaced the pen free of charge and had it on my door step with in 4 days. They have a great website that I didn't even know about Hopefully they will provide you with the same service.
Good Luck!!

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   Posted 1/16/2008 12:04 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm so glad someone posted this question. I often wondered what would happen if I messed up with the pen. Thanks for the information.

I agree that the Humira website and their phone assistance have been wonderful.
Crohn's Diagnosed in 1996.
Currently on Humira - One syringe every other week.
Now in remission.
Have tried Prednisone, Pentasa, Flagyl, Cipro, and Imuran in the Past - they aren't effective now.
Hospitalized only once, but that was enough!

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   Posted 1/16/2008 2:46 PM (GMT -6)   
I have not had this happen but know of others that have.I used the pens one time and requested that I be put back on the shots because I do not like the pens.Good luck and let us know what you find out.

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   Posted 1/16/2008 3:48 PM (GMT -6)   
I think you should contact Humira directly, I'm positive they will replace it for free. Good luck!
Marci, 38 years young, Rockledge, FL
Dx with Crohn's disease March 2006
Currently on bi-weekly Humira, daily 6mg Entocort, daily 2-3x 5mg hydrocodone (for pain), and daily 75mg Effexor,
plus 3x per day heavy iron supplements for anemia,
calcium supplement, daily multi-vitamin,
Lasix as needed for ankle/feet swelling
Self-proclaimed "recluse"  do to CD  ;)

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   Posted 1/16/2008 4:40 PM (GMT -6)   

Great question and good to know.  I would have thought they would want another Rx from you physician.  Glad to here they have a worthy website too.

Thanks guys.

Kitt, Co-Moderator: Anxiety ~ Panic  ~ Crohn's
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   Posted 1/16/2008 8:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you all, I haven't been home for more than 10 min today, so I will call Humira in the AM. It was my last shot of a 6 dose supply. Now I can relax a little more, and I will ask for the pens. You guys are great.
Humira, pred and entocort 1/08
3 small bowel resections, 1 for perforation, 2 for strictures 

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