How to Use Self-injecting Medications

How to Use Self-injecting Medications
Columnist Mary Horsley discusses the how-to of Humira and Stelara self-injection with Crohn’s disease and IBD. There are many different medications for IBD and Crohn's disease, and many different ways to get each, including pill forms, IV infusions, and injections. Today, I'll discuss the injection methods. Recently, I changed from Entyvio (vedolizumab) IV infusions to one Stelara (ustekinumab) infusion for a loading dose. Now, I'm using Stelara self-injections. Many other medications, including Humira (adalimumab), require shots. When I did the Humira shots, I used quick-release pens — you don't really see the needle. Stelara injections have a completely different needle, inside a plastic injector. If you do not feel comfortable poking yourself, you can always ask your doctor's office to inject you instead. It's better to be comf
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