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Cimzia Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is certolizumab (Cimzia)?
- What are the possible side effects of certolizumab (Cimzia)?
- What is the most important information I should know about certolizumab (Cimzia)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before I receive certolizumab (Cimzia)?
- How is certolizumab given (Cimzia)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Cimzia)?
- What happens if I overdose (Cimzia)?
- What should I avoid while receiving certolizumab (Cimzia)?
- What other drugs will affect certolizumab (Cimzia)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Cimzia)?
Call your doctor for instructions if you miss a dose of certolizumab.
What happens if I overdose (Cimzia)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
What should I avoid while receiving certolizumab (Cimzia)?
Do not receive a "live" vaccine while using certolizumab, and avoid coming into contact with anyone who has recently received a live vaccine. There is a chance that the virus could be passed on to you. Live vaccines include measles, mumps, rubella (MMR), Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG), oral polio, rotavirus, yellow fever, varicella (chickenpox), zoster (shingles), oral typhoid vaccine, and nasal flu (influenza) vaccine.
You may receive "killed-virus" vaccines such as a flu shot, polio vaccine, rabies vaccine, or hepatitis A vaccine. Ask your doctor before receiving any vaccine while you are being treated with certolizumab.
Avoid being near people who are sick or have infections. Tell your doctor at once if you develop signs of infection.
Avoid activities that may increase your risk of bleeding or injury. Use extra care to prevent bleeding while shaving or brushing your teeth.
What other drugs will affect certolizumab (Cimzia)?
Tell your doctor about all medicines you use, and those you start or stop using during your treatment with certolizumab, especially:
- NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Aleve), celecoxib, diclofenac, indomethacin, meloxicam, and others; or
- other drugs that weaken your immune system (such as cancer medicine, methotrexate, or steroids).
This list is not complete. Other drugs may interact with certolizumab, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Not all possible interactions are listed in this medication guide.
Where can I get more information?
Your doctor or pharmacist can provide more information about certolizumab.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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