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11-30-2014, 12:26 PM   #1
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Injection Problem!

So, I have been taking Humira Pen injections since Feb 2011. Today I was doing the injection and flinched! Seems like they get more painful each time for some reason. Anyhow, the needle puntured my skin because there was blood, the problem is, a good majority of the medicine did not inject because I moved. If I had to guess Id say around 75% missed. Im not sure what to do in this situation. Any help or advice is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!
11-30-2014, 12:29 PM   #2
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I'd call the manufacturer Abbvie they may just send you another one at no expense.
11-30-2014, 12:31 PM   #3
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I'd call the manufacturer Abbvie they may just send you another one at no expense.
I am going to call tomorrow. I guess my biggest concern is, do I wait until my next scheduled injection or do I do it sooner because most of the medicine ended up,on the floor?? 😫
11-30-2014, 01:16 PM   #4
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They might be able to advise but most likely they'll send a new one and have you consult your GI. I think they probably will let you take it.
11-30-2014, 07:01 PM   #5
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They'll probably tell you to take it right away, and just shift your schedule by a few days. Not a big deal, I think this happens a lot, and they are good about replacing it.
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11-30-2014, 11:14 PM   #6
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Do you have a Humira nurse ambassador? If so, you may try him/her on their personal/work phone. Just a thought.
12-01-2014, 01:03 AM   #7
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Make sure to contact your GI. There is no telling how much of your med was missed, they may just want you to wait until your next dose.
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12-01-2014, 06:13 AM   #8
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I am going to contact them first thing this morning. Thank you all so much!
12-02-2014, 12:57 PM   #9
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Good luck with contacting Abbvie!

As for the pain: I actually use emla patches every week, which they sell OTC at pharmacies. It's a numbing cream, and really helps me deal with the injections. Otherwise, is there someone who could help you administer them if your problems get worse? I actually get my SO to help me out with mine, now.
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