Ulcerative Colitis (UC) Treatment Support

Ulcerative Colitis (UC) Treatment Support

Additional support is available to help you during your treatment with SIMPONI®. Through Janssen CarePath, you can get medication reminders and use Safe Returns®, a simple and safe way to dispose of your used injection devices—at no additional cost to you. Call 877-CarePath (877-227-3728) to learn more.

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Safe Returns®

The Safe Returns® Program is a simple, safe, and convenient mail-back service for the proper and safe disposal of your used injection devices. All at no cost to you.

Order your Safe Returns® Supplies

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Need a new disposal container?

Once you're enrolled in the Safe Returns® Program, you can order a Safe Returns® Replacement Pack by calling 877-CarePath (877-227-3728), Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM ET.

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Medication Cost Support

No matter what type of insurance you have—or even if you don't have insurance—Janssen CarePath can help explain your medication insurance coverage and potential out-of-pocket costs, and help find programs that may help you pay for SIMPONI®.

Learn more at JanssenCarePath.com.

With the Janssen CarePath Savings Program, eligible patients with commercial insurance pay $5 for each SIMPONI® injection*

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*$20,000 maximum program benefit per calendar year. Not valid for patients using Medicare, Medicaid, or other government-funded programs to pay for their medications. Terms expire at the end of each calendar year and may change. There is no income requirement. See full eligibility requirements

Enroll in the Savings Program at MyJanssenCarePath.com

If your commercial or private insurance does not cover your SIMPONI® treatments, call your healthcare provider. They may have resources that can help. Call 877-CarePath (877-227-3728) and ask about Janssen Link or visit JanssenCarePath.com to learn more.

Do you have government coverage or no insurance coverage and need help paying for SIMPONI®?

If you are using a government-funded healthcare program to pay for SIMPONI® or have no insurance coverage, Janssen CarePath can provide information about other resources that may be able to help with your out-of-pocket medication costs. Call a Janssen CarePath Care Coordinator at 877-CarePath (877‑227‑3728), Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM8:00 PM ET.
Or visit JanssenPrescriptionAssistance.com for information on affordability programs that may help with your SIMPONI® medication costs.

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If your doctor decides that you or your caregiver can give your injections at home, you will need to be trained on the proper way to self-inject SIMPONI® directly under the skin. Once you've learned how to self-inject, you can do it at home without visiting the doctor's office.

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Have injection questions?
Reach Janssen Nurse Support

Call 877-CarePath (877-227-3728)
Monday – Friday, 9 AM – 8 PM ET.
At all other times, a nurse will return your call in about 15 minutes.

 

*The nurse program is limited to education about your Janssen medication, its administration, and/or the condition it treats. It is not intended to provide medical advice, replace a treatment plan you receive from your doctor or nurse, or serve as a reason for you to start or stay on treatment.

These videos can help you review the steps for injecting your SIMPONI® medication with the SmartJect® autoinjector and the prefilled syringe. The autoinjector trainer is a great way to practice before your actual injection.

The injection demonstration videos and guides are not meant to replace the Instructions for Use that come with your SIMPONI® medication and SmartJect® autoinjector reusable trainer. Please read those instructions prior to using either device.

    Read how to self-inject.

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    For more information on the proper way to inject SIMPONI®, please refer to the Medication Guide and Instructions for Use that come with your SIMPONI® medication.

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    Frequently Asked Questions About SIMPONI®

    SIMPONI® is a prescription medicine called a Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) blocker. SIMPONI® is used in adults with moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis (UC) when certain other UC medicines have not worked well enough or cannot be tolerated, or if it is necessary to continue taking steroid medicines:

    • to begin helping some of your symptoms
    • in people who respond to SIMPONI®, to get their UC under control (induce remission) and keep UC under control (sustain remission)
    • to begin to improve the way the lining of your large intestine looks to your doctor during colonoscopy

    Do not try to inject SIMPONI® yourself until you have been shown the right way to give the injections by your doctor or nurse. Once you and your doctor are comfortable with the self-injection process, you will inject SIMPONI® under the skin, just once every 4 weeks after 3 starter injections (2 injections on Day 1, followed by 1 injection 2 weeks later).

    Just 1 dose every 4 weeks works to relieve the signs and symptoms of UC. Results may not be the same for everyone. You may continue to use other medications that help treat your condition while taking SIMPONI®, such as prescription steroids, as recommended by your doctor.

    Only your doctor can decide if SIMPONI® is right for you. SIMPONI® can cause serious side effects. Please read the Medication Guide for SIMPONI® and discuss any symptoms or questions with your doctor.

    SIMPONI® (golimumab) is a medicine that affects your immune system. 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, liver problems, blood problems, lupus-like syndrome, or allergic reactions. To learn more about these and other risks, please read the Important Safety Information and the Medication Guide, and talk with your doctor.

    • 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®

    You should not start taking SIMPONI® if you have any kind of infection unless your doctor says it is okay.

    The common side effects of treatment with SIMPONI® include:

    • upper respiratory tract infection
    • reaction at the site of injection
    • viral infections such as flu and oral cold sores

    These are not all of the possible side effects of SIMPONI®. Tell your doctor about any side effect that bothers you or does not go away.

    To learn more about these and other risks, please read the Important Safety Information for SIMPONI® and the Medication Guide, and talk with your doctor.

    SIMPONI® is given as an injection under the skin. If your doctor decides that you or a caregiver may be able to give your injections of SIMPONI® at home, you should receive training on the right way to prepare and inject SIMPONI®. Use SIMPONI® exactly as prescribed by your doctor. SIMPONI® comes in a prefilled syringe or SmartJect® autoinjector. Your doctor will prescribe the type that is best for you. Please refer to the Medication Guide and Instructions for Use for more information on the right way to inject SIMPONI®.

    Treatment with SIMPONI® begins with 3 starter injections: 2 injections on your first day of treatment, followed by 1 injection 2 weeks later. After these 3 starter injections, SIMPONI® requires just 1 injection every 4 weeks.

    Use SIMPONI® exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not miss any doses of SIMPONI®. If you forget to take SIMPONI®, inject your dose as soon as you remember. Then, take your next dose at your regularly scheduled time. In case you're not sure when to inject SIMPONI®, call your doctor or specialty pharmacy.

    You may continue to use other medications that help treat your condition while taking SIMPONI®, such as prescription steroids, as recommended by your doctor. Be sure to let your doctor know about all the medications you are taking before starting SIMPONI® or if you are scheduled for or recently received a vaccine. People taking SIMPONI® should not receive live vaccines.

    Your doctor will forward your prescription to a specialty pharmacy based on your insurance coverage. The specialty pharmacy will call you about your insurance coverage and potential out-of-pocket costs, and to arrange delivery of your medication. Your doctor may want your medication shipped to the doctor's office for your first treatment. If authorized by your doctor, you may have your medication shipped directly to your home or other location so you can self-inject. SIMPONI® is intended for use under the guidance and supervision of a physician. Patients may self-inject SIMPONI® after physician approval and proper training.

    Biologic medications such as SIMPONI® require special handling, and specialty pharmacies have experience in distributing these kinds of medications. Specialty pharmacies offer you important benefits, including registered nurses and pharmacists who can answer questions about SIMPONI® and self-injection.

    • Refrigerate SIMPONI® at 36°F to 46°F (2°C to 8°C)
    • If needed, you may store SIMPONI® at room temperature up to 77°F (25°C) for one period of time up to 30 days
      • Write the date of that you remove SIMPONI® from the refrigerator on the carton
      • If SIMPONI® has reached room temperature, do not put it back in the refrigerator
      • Throw away SIMPONI® if it has been kept at room temperature for 30 days and has not been used
    • Do not freeze SIMPONI®
    • Keep SIMPONI® in the original carton to protect it from light when not being used
    • Do not shake SIMPONI®
    • Do not use SIMPONI® after the expiration date on the carton or on the prefilled syringe or SmartJect autoinjector

    Keep SIMPONI® and all medicines out of the reach of children.

    After self-injecting with SIMPONI®, it's important to properly dispose of your used injection devices. People being treated with SIMPONI® can enroll in Safe Returns®, a unique service that allows you to properly and easily dispose of your used injection devices after each dose of SIMPONI®. Follow the instructions in the Safe Returns® pack. When your Safe Returns® mail-back box is received for disposal, a new pack will be sent to you in time for your next injection. To sign up for Safe Returns®, call 877-CarePath (877-227-3728).

    You can also use a sharps container, a hard plastic container (such as a detergent bottle), or a metal container (such as an empty coffee can). Ask your doctor for the right way to dispose of the container. Also, it's important to note that used syringes cannot be recycled or placed in the household trash. Please refer to Instructions for Use for additional information on the proper disposal of your used syringes.

    SIMPONI® is covered by many insurance plans, including commercial or private insurers, Medicare, and Medicaid. Coverage policies may vary by insurer or even between plans offered by the same insurer. If you have any questions about insurance coverage or reimbursement, you should first call your insurance company or Medicare. If you need additional information about insurance coverage or financial assistance for SIMPONI®, please call Janssen CarePath at 877-CarePath (877-227-3728),
    Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM8:00 PM ET.

    Janssen CarePath can help explain your health insurance benefits, coverage, or potential out-of-pocket medication expenses, and determine your eligibility for the Janssen CarePath Savings Program or help identify other medication cost support resources. If you use commercial or private health insurance, you may be eligible for the Janssen CarePath Savings Program to save on your out-of-pocket costs for SIMPONI®. Not valid for patients using Medicare, Medicaid, or other government-funded programs to pay for their medications. Terms expire at the end of each calendar year and may change. There is no income requirement. To learn more, including full eligibility requirements, call Janssen CarePath at 877-CarePath (877-227-3728) or visit Simponi.JanssenCarePathSavings.com

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

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