How to use Hulio®

Hulio® is an approved biosimilar of adalimumab. As such, it has undergone a rigorous review process to achieve European Medicines Agency (EMA) approval1; it offers highly similar quality, safety and efficacy compared with its reference product, including its disease-modifying efficacy and its safety profile among the various indications. Hulio® helps in improving the current symptoms and could aid in preventing future complications and the need for surgery in certain conditions.

Indications for Hulio®

Please refer to SmPC for full prescribing information.

Hulio® is indicated in several therapeutic areas such as:2

Adults

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Axial spondyloarthritis
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Psoriasis
  • Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS)
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Uveitis

Paediatric

  • Juvenile idiopathic arthritis
  • Paediatric plaque psoriasis
  • Adolescent hidradenitis suppurativa
  • Paediatric Crohn’s disease
  • Paediatric uveitis

Hulio® is indicated as second-line therapy in the conditions listed in the above table, with some exceptions in cases of active, severe disease, or where first-line therapy is not tolerated or is contraindicated. For details of Hulio® use in specific indications, please refer to the Summary of Product Characteristics.2

Benefits of Hulio®

Hulio® may deliver increased affordability compared with the originator adalimumab while still offering comparable safety, efficacy and tolerability.1 Long-term use of Hulio® may help generate significant savings for healthcare systems, which can be invested in better screening and diagnosis as well as better patient education and research.

Hulio® Administration

Hulio® is available in three presentations, including a pre-filled injection pen designed to be easy to use, for patient convenience.2

Hulio® (40mg/0.8ml) is administered via subcutaneous injection usually every other week. Hulio® is available in three presentations:

  • Pre-filled syringe (PFS)
  • Pre-filled autoinjection pen
  • Vial

The syringe and the autoinjection pen are made of durable plastic rather than glass, preventing accidental breakage and wastage of medicine. Both are also latex-free and come with narrow 29 Gauge needles for patient comfort.

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Report side effects

▼This medicine is subject to additional monitoring. This will allow quick identification of new safety information. It allows continued monitoring of the benefit/risk balance of the medicinal product. Healthcare providers are asked to report any suspected adverse reactions. Reporting forms and information can be found at www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard. In order to support effective tracking and traceability of biologics including biosimilars, it is recommended that the brand name and batch number are recorded and used when reporting adverse events.

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