What is the dosage for golimumab?
- Golimumab is injected under the skin.
- Injection sites should be rotated.
- The recommended dose is 50 mg monthly.
Which drugs or supplements interact with golimumab?
- Combining anakinra (Kineret), abatacept (Orencia), rituximab (Rituxan) with golimumab may result in a reduction of white blood cells in the blood (neutropenia), serious infections and no additional benefit.
- Golimumab may interfere with the effectiveness of vaccines. Live vaccines, including attenuated vaccines, should not be given to patients receiving this drug.
Is golimumab safe to use during pregnancy or while breastfeeding?
- There are no adequate studies of golimumab in pregnant women.
- It is not known whether this drug is excreted in breast milk.
What else should I know about golimumab?
What preparations of golimumab are available?
- Injection (Prefilled Syringe): 50 mg/0.5 ml
How should I keep golimumab stored?
- This drug should be stored refrigerated at 2 C to 8 C (36 F to 46 F).
REFERENCE: FDA prescribing information for Simponi
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