How do you get Cimzia?
Call ucbCARES® toll free at 1-844-599-CARE (2273) for more information. The CIMplicity program is provided as a service of UCB, Inc., and is intended to support the appropriate use of CIMZIA. Any CIMplicity program may be amended or canceled at any time without notice. Some program and eligibility restrictions apply.
Does Cimzia have a black box warning?
Cimzia has a black box warning—the strongest warning from the FDA—regarding an increased risk of serious infections, as well as of lymphoma and other types of cancers.
How much does Cimzia cost per month?
About 80% of CIMZIA prescriptions cost patients between $0 and $200 a month, and the remaining 20% cost an average of $640 a month. Your out-of-pocket costs can vary throughout the year depending on which phase of the Part D benefit you are currently in.
Why does Cimzia cause weight gain?
No, Cimzia isn’t known to cause weight changes. Weight loss or weight gain weren’t seen in clinical studies of Cimzia. But these may be symptoms of other serious side effects of Cimzia. Weight gain due to fluid retention could be a sign of heart failure.
How long does CIMZIA take to work?
Depending on the reason you’re using Cimzia, you may notice the drug working at different times. For example, in studies of people with Crohn’s disease, improvements were seen after 6 weeks of Cimzia treatment. In studies of people with RA, improvements were seen after 24 weeks of Cimzia treatment.
Is CIMZIA a high risk medication?
Patients treated with CIMZIA are at an increased risk for developing serious infections involving various organ systems and sites that may lead to hospitalization or death.
Does CIMZIA suppress the immune system?
CIMZIA is a prescription medicine called a Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) blocker that can lower the ability of your immune system to fight infections.
How long should you take Cimzia?
rheumatoid arthritis (RA), psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, or axial spondyloarthritis, you’ll get your first dose and a second dose 2 weeks later. Then, you’ll take another dose 2 weeks after that. After those 3 doses, your doctor may recommend a Cimzia injection once every 4 weeks or once every 2 weeks.
Does Cimzia make you cough?
Fever, cough, sore throat, stuffy/runny nose, burning/painful/frequent urination, or joint pain may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
Does cimzia lower your immune system?
Can cimzia cause hair loss?
It’s possible to have hair loss while you’re taking Cimzia. This side effect was seen in some people who had an immune system flare-up during studies of Cimzia. The type of hair loss seen is called alopecia totalis, which is a complete loss of all the hair on your head.
What are the most common side effects of Cimzia?
The most common side effects of Cimzia include: 1 upper respiratory infections (flu, cold) 2 rash 3 urinary tract infections (bladder infections)
Is there a cimplicity program for Cimzia?
The CIMplicity program is provided as a service of UCB, Inc., and is intended to support the appropriate use of CIMZIA. Any CIMplicity program may be amended or canceled at any time without notice. Some program and eligibility restrictions apply. Please consult your doctor if you have any questions about your condition or treatment.
What kind of rheumatoid arthritis does Cimzia help?
Cimzia is indicated for the treatment of adults with moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Cimzia is indicated for the treatment of adult patients with active psoriatic arthritis (PsA). Cimzia is indicated for the treatment of adults with active ankylosing spondylitis (AS). [see Clinical Studies (14.4)]
Can you use Cimzia in combination with DMARDs?
Cimzia may be used as monotherapy or concomitantly with non-biological disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs). The use of Cimzia in combination with biological DMARDs or other tumor necrosis factor (TNF) blocker therapy is not recommended. Sterile, white, lyophilized powder for reconstitution and then subcutaneous administration.