SIMPONI® (golimumab) Dosing

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SIMPONI® Dosing: Just One Injection, Once a Month

SIMPONI® requires fewer injections under the skin than any anti-TNF biologic medicine in moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis (RA), active psoriatic arthritis (PsA), and active ankylosing spondylitis (AS). Keep in mind that, while how often you take a medicine matters, there are other important factors to consider. Talk to your doctor about treatment options and what might be right for you.

Recommended dosing of anti-TNF treatments injected under the skin for adults with moderate to severe RA, active PsA, or active AS

 

Minimum number of injections first year

Dosing schedule

SIMPONI®*
(golimumab) autoinjector
SIMPONI® (golimumab) 12 doses per year

12

One injection under the skin, once a month

Humira®†ǂ§
(adalimumab) pen
SIMPONI® (golimumab) 12 doses per year vs 26 Humira® (adalimumab) pen

26

One injection, under the skin, every other week

Cimzia®§
(certolizumab pegol) prefilled syringe 
SIMPONI® (golimumab) 12 doses per year vs 28 Cimzia® (certolizumab pegol) prefilled syringe

28

Injections are given at the start of treatment at Week 0, Week 2, and Week 4

These doses are 400 mg, given under the skin as 2 separate injections of 200 mg each

Maintenance dosing is either one 200-mg injection every 2 weeks or two 200-mg injections every 4 weeks

Enbrel®ƚ§ǁ
(etanercept) autoinjector

SIMPONI® (golimumab) 12 doses per year vs 52  Enbrel® (etanercept) autoinjector

52

One injection under the skin, once a week

  Minimum number of injections first year Dosing schedule

SIMPONI®*(golimumab) autoinjector

SIMPONI® (golimumab) 12 doses per year

x 12

One injection under the skin, once a month

Humira®†ǂ§(adalimumab) pen

SIMPONI® (golimumab) 12 doses per year vs 26 Humira® (adalimumab) pen

x 26

One injection, under the skin, every other week

Cimzia®§(certolizumab pegol) prefilled syringe

SIMPONI® (golimumab) 12 doses per year vs 28 Cimzia® (certolizumab pegol) prefilled syringe

x 28

Injections are given at the start of treatment at Week 0, Week 2, and Week 4

These doses are 400 mg, given under the skin as 2 separate injections of 200 mg each

Maintenance dosing is either one 200-mg injection every 2 weeks or two 200-mg injections every 4 weeks

Enbrel®ƚ§ǁ(etanercept) autoinjector

SIMPONI® (golimumab) 12 doses per year vs 52  Enbrel® (etanercept) autoinjector

x 52

One injection under the skin, once a week
  • *SIMPONI® is used with the medicine methotrexate (MTX) for RA treatment and alone or with MTX for PsA treatment.
  • SIMPONI®, Humira®, and Enbrel® are also available in a prefilled syringe.
  • Humira® can be used alone, with MTX, or with certain other medicines for RA and PsA treatment. Once-a-week dosing can be considered for RA patients who are not receiving MTX.
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  • ǁEnbrel® can be used alone or with MTX for RA and PsA treatment.

This presentation is not intended to compare the safety, effectiveness, or uses of these treatments. Please refer to each product’s Prescribing Information and Medication Guide for recommended dosing and administration.

Once you and your doctor are comfortable with the self-injection process, you will inject SIMPONI® under the skin, just once a month.