For adults with moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis (UC) who are steroid dependent or have failed conventional therapy.
Starting SIMPONI® for UC
Meet Greg, a SIMPONI® patient with a story of symptom control
If you have moderately to severely active UC and are already taking SIMPONI®, you can share your video just like Greg did.
Interested in sharing your story?
For some people, starting a new treatment—and learning to self-inject—can be intimidating. If you've found success with SIMPONI® (golimumab), we'd like to hear your wisdom. Your experience might be just what others need to hear to inspire them on their own treatment journeys.
Janssen Biotech, Inc., the maker of SIMPONI®, invites you to help inspire others by telling your story through the SHARE Network, a Janssen Global Services, LLC, program made up of volunteers dedicated to inspiring others through their personal health journeys and stories of caring. By participating in the Network, you may have the opportunity to share your story with Janssen employees, other patients and loved ones, or the general public. You choose which activities to participate in based on your comfort level, interests, and availability.
To get started, fill out and submit the form below. A SHARE Network representative will reach out to finish your registration process and schedule a time to connect over the phone to learn more about you. Every position is optional, and you can share as much of your journey as you'd like.
We hope you continue to find success along your journey, and we look forward to hearing your story.
SIMPONI® Dosing: 4-week dosing after 3 starter injections
2 injections on your first day,
1 injection 2 weeks later
1 injection every 4 weeks
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.
The flexibility to choose
SIMPONI® offers 2 easy-to-use injection options:
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
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.
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.
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.
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If you have moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis (UC) and are corticosteroid dependent or have failed conventional therapy and are interested in SIMPONI®, or have made the decision with your doctor to start SIMPONI®, then the information below can be useful to you.
Eligible patients pay just $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 deductible, co-pay, and co-insurance costs for SIMPONI®
*$20,000 maximum program benefits per calendar year. Not valid for patients using Medicare, Medicare Part D, or Medicaid.
Having trouble paying for your medications?
Janssen Prescription Assistance is here to help
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We can help guide you to programs that may help you pay for your SIMPONI® medication.
Patient support right from the start with Janssen CarePath for SIMPONI®
Medication Cost Support
No matter what kind of health insurance you have, Janssen CarePath Care Coordinators are here to help. They can also help you find ways to make your SIMPONI® medication more affordable.
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.
Janssen CarePath offers tools to help you feel more confident self-injecting SIMPONI®. Janssen Nurse Support is also available 7 days a week to answer any injection questions.