Golimumab is a drug that is injected once a month to treat the symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis, rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis, and psoriatic arthritis. Common side effects of this product include high blood pressure and skin redness at the injection site. Before using this medication, let your healthcare provider know if you have congestive heart failure, diabetes, cancer, or any infections.
What Is Golimumab?Golimumab (Simponi™) is a prescription medication approved to treat the following conditions:
It is injected just under the skin once a month.
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Possible Side EffectsJust like any medicine, golimumab may cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well.
If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can be treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious reactions are less common.
Some of the most common side effects seen with golimumab include:
- Upper respiratory tract infections (such as the common cold)
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- Skin redness at the injection site.
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