golimumab (Simponi, Simponi Aria)

  • Pharmacy Author:
    Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD

    Dr. Ogbru received his Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy in 1995. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Arizona/University Medical Center in 1996. He was a Professor of Pharmacy Practice and a Regional Clerkship Coordinator for the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy from 1996-99.

  • Medical and Pharmacy Editor: Jay W. Marks, MD
    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD, is a board-certified internist and gastroenterologist. He graduated from Yale University School of Medicine and trained in internal medicine and gastroenterology at UCLA/Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

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?

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

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 1/27/2017

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