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Golimumab is injected once a month. The amount you use will depend on the reason you are using the medication. You can inject it yourself, or a healthcare provider or caregiver can administer it for you. If you choose to give yourself the injections, you may want to try it for the first time at your healthcare provider's office to make sure you're doing it right.

An Introduction to Dosing With Golimumab

The dosage of golimumab (Simponi™) your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on which condition is being treated. As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
 

Golimumab Dosage for Ankylosing Spondylitis, Psoriatic Arthritis, and Rheumatoid Arthritis

For the treatment of ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, or rheumatoid arthritis, the recommended dosage for golimumab is 50 mg injected just under the skin (subcutaneously) once monthly.
 

Golimumab Dosage for Ulcerative Colitis

For the treatment of ulcerative colitis, the standard golimumab dosage regimen involves an initial dosage of 200 mg injected just under the skin, followed by a second dose (100 mg) two weeks later. After that, the standard amount is 100 mg every four weeks.
 

General Information on Your Golimumab Dose

Some 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 per 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 dosage of golimumab to come to room temperature for 30 minutes before injecting it.
     
  • For this medication to work properly, it must be used as prescribed. It will not continue to work if you stop using it.
     
  • If you are unsure about anything related to your dosage or golimumab dosing in general, please talk with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.
     
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