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SIMPONI® (golimumab) Side Effects & Safety

SIMPONI® (golimumab) Other Important Considerations

  • SIMPONI® can lower your ability to fight infections. Serious and sometimes fatal events may occur. There have been reports of serious infections including tuberculosis (TB) and infections caused by bacteria, fungi, or viruses that have spread throughout the body. Other possible serious side effects may include lymphoma, skin cancer, a rare and fatal cancer called hepatosplenic T-cell lymphoma, other cancers, hepatitis B, heart failure, nervous system problems, lupus-like syndrome, or allergic reactions

    — Your doctor should test you for TB and hepatitis B before starting SIMPONI®

    — Your doctor should monitor you closely for signs and symptoms of TB during treatment with SIMPONI®

  • The common side effects of treatment with SIMPONI® include:
    — Upper respiratory tract infection
    — Reaction at the site of injection
    — Viral infections such as flu, or oral cold sores
  • You should not take SIMPONI® if you have any kind of infection unless your doctor says it is OK

Please read the Important Safety Information about SIMPONI® and the Medication Guide, and talk with your doctor.