If you take or have taken humira, do you prefer the syringes or the pens?
Humira Syringes - 35.7% - 5 votes
Humira Pens - 64.3% - 9 votes
Posted 3/21/2011 6:19 PM (GMT -6)
After I posted about my wrong humira being delivered many said they preferred the Humira syringes as opposed to the pens. Why is that? I take the pens and I love how conventional and easy they are to use. You just take the caps off, press against your belly press the button wait for the yellow window to come down 10 seconds and you're done. So I'm just curious if you've taken the humira pen and don't like it why is that? What are the pros to the syringe?
Posted 3/21/2011 6:30 PM (GMT -6)
I have been on Humira for 15 months now and I have tried both.
After a few months on the pen they started to sting really really bad, it was not the pens but the drug that was doing that.
So I asked about it on the forum and someone told me that the syringes did not hurt as bad, since you could take your time injecting the humira.
I tried the syringes and loved them :) but I got tired of doing it myself after a while and decided to try the pen again, it did not hurt like it used to.
So now I am on the pens again until it starts to hurt.
I also feel that the syringes are safe less likely to fail.
Posted 3/22/2011 8:29 AM (GMT -6)
I've never tried the pen, but I LOVE the syringe. It's really easy and I don't think it hurts at all. If the medicine starts stinging I just slow down how fast I'm pushing it in. The needle is tiny.
Crohn's Disease for 19 years.. 1st Resection June 2009 developed anastomostic leak and EC fistula. 2nd Resection, April 1, 2010-to fix leak and fistula
Starting Humira soon due to active Crohn's of the Ileum
Posted 3/22/2011 9:33 AM (GMT -6)
Ive never tried the pens either but I HATE needles. I made my husband do the shots with the syringes at first but then he went out of town and I was forced to do it myself. It was so much better! I can control the flow of the medication.
ulcerative proctitis diagnosed October 2007
As of 11/11/10 - I have inflammation and ulcers in my terminal ileum (ileitis). Now saying I have indeterminate colitis since I have UP and now ulcers in my ileum. Could have crohns...who knows!
30 mg of Prednisone as of 11/12/10
Proctofoam twice a day
Meds that don't work/don't take anymore:
Posted 3/22/2011 2:37 PM (GMT -6)
Pens, they are fast and easy.
You will get a bad one every once in a while though.
Posted 3/22/2011 7:37 PM (GMT -6)
Syringe - No issues here. Rarely stings and I've only had one issue where I had a bruise. I haven't tried the pen and dont think I will.
Diagnosed in April 05, resection in May 05 and Incisional Hernia repair in Sept 06. Have gone through 6MP, Remicade and am now on Humira and Colestid.
I am in remission!
Posted 3/22/2011 8:02 PM (GMT -6)
I agree with Homeboy. Fast and easy.
I have never gotten a bad one thank god!
I've never tried the syringe. I'm sure if I had to, I would but prefer to stay on the pen.
Was diagnosed with Chrones in 1994. Diagnosed with Diabetes in 1998.
Chrones meds. Pentassa and Humira. Diabetes meds. Glipizide and Actos.
Allergic to Imuran, Flagyl and Remicade.
Posted 3/24/2011 8:55 PM (GMT -6)
B12 syringe. Humira pen.
I like each med in the way I currently get them.
Crohn's Disease for 22 years
Diagnosed in Feb 1989 at age 14
No surgeries (yet)
Current meds: Pentasa, 6MP, Cipro, Pred,
Also take: monthly B12 injection, Calcium, Multivitamin
Starting Humira in March 2011
Posted 3/25/2011 4:19 PM (GMT -6)
I take the pen, doesn't hurt since i freeze the area first!
Crohn's since 1997, 1 bowel ressection in 2004. Meds: Immuran, Questran, Entocort, Humira, Vitamin B12, Palafer, Vitamin D, Multivitamin, and Calcium. Buscopan and Tylenol #3 as needed.