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How to Get SIMPONI® (golimumab)

For adults with moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis (UC) who are steroid dependent or have failed or were intolerant to conventional therapy.

SIMPONI® Dosing: 4-week dosing after 3 starter injections

Starting SIMPONI®

SIMPONI® (golimumab) Dosing

2 injections on your first day,
followed by
1 injection 2 weeks later

Continuing SIMPONI®

SIMPONI® (golimumab) Dosing

1 injection every 4 weeks

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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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The flexibility to choose
SIMPONI® offers 2 easy-to-use injection options:

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SmartJect® autoinjector: Specially designed with patients in mind

The SmartJect® autoinjector is specially designed to help you self-inject—without ever having to see the needle. The SmartJect® autoinjector has an easy-to-grip, oval-shaped body and a button on the side that takes only a simple squeeze to inject SIMPONI® under the skin.

Other built-in features include:

  • A thin needle that remains hidden throughout the injection process
  • A safety sleeve that has to be pressed firmly against the skin for the medicine to inject
  • A yellow indicator that appears in the viewing window when you have finished injecting to let you know the autoinjector has worked properly
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Once your doctor determines that you can self-inject using the SmartJect® autoinjector, you can take your SIMPONI® medication at home without having to travel to your doctor's office for your injection.

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The SIMPONI® prefilled syringe

For those who prefer a prefilled syringe, SIMPONI® offers that choice, too. As with the SmartJect® autoinjector, you must learn to use it in your doctor's office and be taught by your doctor or another member of your healthcare team. The prefilled syringe, just like the SmartJect® autoinjector, provides the convenience of injecting on your own, in the comfort and privacy of your home.


Please refer to the Medication Guide and Instructions for Use, included with your SIMPONI® medication, for more information on injecting with SIMPONI®.

SIMPONI® is intended for use under the guidance and supervision of a physician.

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Get SIMPONI® through your specialty pharmacy

Biologic medications such as SIMPONI® require special handling, and specialty pharmacies have experience in managing these kinds of medications.

Doctor writes
prescription and
sends it to a
specialty pharmacy

How to Get SIMPONI®

Specialty pharmacy
calls you about your
insurance coverage
and potential
out-of-pocket costs

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Specialty pharmacy
arranges delivery of
your medication

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For your convenience, the specialty pharmacy can have your SIMPONI® delivered directly to you. Or, if you prefer, your medication can be shipped to a treatment center—such as your doctor's office or a hospital—and you can pick it up yourself.

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Patient Support for SIMPONI®

Once you and your doctor have decided that SIMPONI® is right for you, Janssen CarePath will help you find the resources you may need to get started and stay on track.


Cost Support
Paying for SIMPONI®

We can identify cost‑support options that may help with managing your out-of-pocket costs—whether you have commercial or private health insurance, government coverage such as Medicare or Medicaid, or have no insurance coverage.

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Getting Started

Janssen CarePath can review your health plan benefits and insurance coverage for SIMPONI® and offer treatment education resources.

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Staying on Track

We understand how important it is to take the Janssen medication your doctor prescribed. Janssen CarePath provides ongoing support to help you stay on track with your SIMPONI® treatment.

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Call a Janssen CarePath Care Coordinator at
877-CarePath (877-227-3728) Monday – Friday, 8 AMPM ET.
Multilingual phone support available.

Set up a personal Janssen CarePath Account at where you can:

  • Check your insurance coverage for SIMPONI®
  • If eligible, enroll in the Janssen CarePath Savings Program
  • Sign up for treatment support

Medication Cost Support

Eligible patients with commercial insurance pay $5 per injection*

Janssen CarePath Savings Program

  • For patients using commercial or private insurance to pay for their medication costs for SIMPONI®
  • Provides instant savings on out-of-pocket medication costs for SIMPONI®

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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. Program does not cover the cost to give you your injection. See full eligibility requirements.

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 AM 8:00 PM ET.

Or visit for information on affordability programs that may help with your SIMPONI® medication costs.

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