What is it?

What is Kidimab®?

Kidimab® is the brand name of adalimumab. Each box of Kidimab® includes one pre-filled syringe with a patient guide leaflet. Each prefilled syringe of Kidimab® contains 20 mg adalimumab as an active ingredient in 0.4 ml solution.


What is Kidimab® used for?

The active ingredient in Kidimab®, adalimumab, is a human monoclonal antibody. Kidimab® is used to treat pediatric patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (≥2 years of age), crohn’s disease (≥6 years of age), uveitis (≥2 years of age), and hidradenitis suppurativa (≥12 years of age). Kidimab ® is also used to treat adults with rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, plaque psoriasis, ankylosing spondylitis, crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, hidradenitis suppurativa, and non-infectious uveitis.


Who should not use Kidimab®?

Do not use Kidimab® if:

  • If you are allergic to adalimumab or any components of Kidimab® formulation.
  • If you have severe active infections.
  • If you have moderate to severe heart failure.

Important information

What should you know about taking Kidimab®?

Appropriate precautions and special warnings for use:

  • Active infections like tuberculosis
  • History of tuberculosis infection
  • Malignancies
  • Chronic carriers of Hepatitis B virus
  • Hypersensitivity reactions
  • Nervous system disorders
  • Hematologic disorders
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Lupus-like syndrome


Please inform your physician or healthcare provider:

  • If you/ your child are/is receiving any other medicines
  • If you/ your child are/is scheduled to have any surgery or dental procedures
  • Before getting any vaccines
  • If you/your child have/has symptoms such as fever, wound, abnormal bleeding or feeling extremely tired.
  • Do not use this medicine after the expiry date stated on the carton or device after “EXP”.
  • Do not use the medicine if the liquid is discolored, has particles or is cloudy.
  • Keep Kidimab® out of sight and reach of children.
  • It is recommended to record the name and the batch number of the product.

What other drugs could affect Kidimab®?

Kidimab® may interact with some other medicines. Consult your/ your child’s doctor or pharmacist if you/ your child are/ is taking, have/ has recently taken or might take any other medicines, including herbal, supplemental and OTC (over the counter) medicines.

How to use Kidimab®?

Physicians determine the dosage of the medicine each patient should use. It is usually calculated based on patients’ weight (in pediatrics).

Is Kidimab® safe during pregnancy and breastfeeding?

Tell your doctor or your pharmacist if you are pregnant, are planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.

What happens if you miss a dose?

If you/ your child missed a dose, take a missed dose as soon as you remember, and continue subsequent injections as you/ your child would have on your originally scheduled day, had you not forgotten a dose. If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. If you/ your child, missed more than one doses, inform your doctor.

What happens if you overdose?

Additional doses of the drug should be avoided. If you/ your child, took additional doses, contact your doctor or pharmacist and tell them that you/ your child have/ has taken more, at any time for future advice.


Side Effects

What are some side effects of Kidimab®?

Like all medicines, this medicine may also cause some side effects along with therapeutic effects, although not everybody gets them. Consult your/your child’s doctor or pharmacist if there is any of the following side effects.

  • Symptoms of infection (fever, chills, sore throat, flu symptoms)
  • Injection site reaction (including redness, swelling, localized discoloration, inflammation, and pain)
  • Headache
  • Skin rash

If any other unpleasant symptoms occurred, inform your/ your child’s doctor or pharmacist.


How to store Kidimab®?

  • Store Kidimab® in a refrigerator (2ºC-8ºC). Do not freeze.
  • Each syringe is for single use only.
  • Keep the medicine in the outer carton and protect it from light.
  • Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
  • Do not use this medicine after the expiry date stated on the carton or device, after “EXP”.