IBD Medication Guide



Brand Name(s)


Drug Class


How taken

Injection under the skin (subcutaneous)

Used for

Moderate to severe Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis

Recommendations for Pregnancy

Low risk

Recommendations for Lactation

Limited human data: probably compatible

Medication indication

Reduces signs and symptoms and induces and maintains clinical response in adults and children with moderately to severely active Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis who have had an inadequate response to conventional therapy.

Indicated for pediatric use


Most common side effects

Common side-effects include injection site reactions such as redness, rash, swelling, itching, pain, or bruising; upper respiratory infections (including sinus infections); headaches, rash, nausea. Rare side effects include lupus-like syndrome.


There have been reports of serious infections associated with adalimumab, including tuberculosis (TB) and other infections such as viruses, fungi, and other bacteria that have spread throughout the body. On rare occasions certain types of cancer, including lymphoma, have been reported.

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