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What food should I avoid while taking Humira?

Medically reviewed by Sally Chao, MD. Last updated on July 1, 2022.

Official answer

by Drugs.com

There are no known interactions between Humira (adalimumab) and food. Most patients should be able to safely follow their normal eating and drinking habits while taking Humira.

However, studies have not been conducted to determine how Humira may or may not interact with foods. Humira is indicated for the treatment of several different conditions, and the dietary needs of patients taking Humira can vary depending on the individual patient and their condition. It’s important to ask your doctor if you’ll need to make changes to your diet before starting Humira.

Humira can increase the risk of infections, and patients taking Humira may be advised to take dietary precautions. Preventing infections may include avoiding certain foods. For example, patients may be advised to take extra care in avoiding raw or undercooked animal products, such as eggs, meat and poultry. Standard infection prevention methods are also recommended, including hand washing, avoiding crowds, and staying away from sick individuals.

References
  1. National Health Service (UK). Common questions about adalimumab. March 24, 2022. Available at: https://www.nhs.uk/medicines/adalimumab/common-questions-about-adalimumab/. [Accessed June 14, 2022]
  2. Abbvie. Humira: Frequently Asked Questions About Humira. Available at: https://www.humira.com/global/frequently-asked-questions. [Accessed June 14, 2022]
  3. U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). HUMIRA (adalimumab) injection, for subcutaneous use. August 2018. Available at: https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2018/125057s406lbl.pdf. [Accessed June 14, 2022]

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