Humira (adalimumab) is a tumor necrosis factor (TNF) blocker that reduces the effects of a substance in the body that can cause inflammation. Humira is used to treat many inflammatory conditions in adults, such as ulcerative colitis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, plaque psoriasis,...How does adalimumab work?
Adalimumab is a recombinant monoclonal antibody containing only human peptides. It works by directly binding to TNF molecules in the blood and diseased tissue. TNF bound to adalimumab is prevented from causing the inflammation that results in psoriasis plaques.What is a cheaper alternative to Humira?
Pfizer’s Alternative to Humira Proves Effective in Rheumatoid-arthritis Trial. A therapy that Pfizer developed as a cheaper alternative to Humira (adalimumab) has shown it is as effective as Humira in treating rheumatoid arthritis.