Humira licensed for use in ankylosing spondylitis

The recombinant human monoclonal antibody Humira (adalimumab) has been approved for the treatment of severe active ankylosing spondylitis in adult patients who have not responded adequately to conventional therapy.

The recommended dose of Humira in ankylosing spondylitis is 40mg administered every other week as a single dose via subcutaneous injection.

In clinical trials, a significant improvement in the condition was seen after 2 weeks of treatment and was maintained through the 24 weeks of the study.

Further information: Abbott Laboratories Ltd, Norden Road, Maidenhead, Berks SL6 4XE. Tel: (01628) 773355.
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