Golimumab

When and How to Use It

Some general considerations to keep in mind when using golimumab include the following:
 
  • Golimumab comes in injectable form. You, your healthcare provider, or a caregiver may give the injections. The medication is injected just below the skin on the front and middle of the thighs or on the lower abdomen (stomach) once a month.
     
  • If you choose to give yourself the injections, make sure your healthcare provider shows you exactly how to do so. In fact, it is a good idea for you to try it for the first time in your healthcare provider's office.
     
  • Allow your dose to come to room temperature for 30 minutes before injecting it.
     
  • For golimumab to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. It will not continue to work if you stop taking it.
     

Golimumab Dosing Information

The dosage your healthcare provider recommends depends on which condition is being treated. As always, do not adjust your dose without the approval of your healthcare provider.
 
(Click Golimumab Dosage for more information.)
 

Drug Interactions

Golimumab can potentially interact with a few other medications (see Drug Interactions With Golimumab).
 

Overdose Information

The exact effects of an overdose with golimumab are currently unknown (see Simponi Overdose for more information).
 

What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose of Golimumab?

If you miss a dose of golimumab, it is usually recommended that you take the missed dose as soon as possible. After that, you should wait one month before your next dose, as usual.
 
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