Drug Class: Immunosuppressive
Manufacturer: Janssen Biotech
Approval Date: April 2009
What is Simponi and how does it work
Simponi is an injectable man-made protein that blocks the effect of tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF). TNF is involved in the development of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), psoriatic arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis. Simponi is a biologic disease modifying anti-rheumatic drug (DMARD).
What is Simponi used for
How effective is Simponi
What are interesting facts about Simponi
What is Simponi dosing and administration
50 mg injected under the skin monthly. Rotate injection sites. Dosing for ulcerative colitis is 200 mg injected under the skin followed by 100 mg at week 2 then 100 mg every 4 weeks.
What are the side effects of Simponi
Common: Respiratory tract infections, elevation of liver enzymes, injection site reactions (swelling, redness).
Serious: Tuberculosis, sepsis (bacteria in blood), fungal infections, effect on nervous system, congestive heart failure, cancer, reduced levels of red blood cells, reactivation of hepatitis B virus, liver failure, psoriasis autoimmune diseases.
Simponi drug interactions
How to obtain prescription assistance for Simponi
For prescription assistance for Simponi contact access2wellness.
References: Simponi FDA prescribing Information and Medication Guide.
Last Updated: 07/2013
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