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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 an appointment for your certolizumab injection.
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, smallpox, typhoid, yellow fever, varicella (chickenpox), H1N1 influenza, and nasal flu vaccine.
Avoid being near people who are sick or have infections. Tell your doctor at once if you develop signs of infection.
What other drugs will affect certolizumab (Cimzia)?
Tell your doctor about all other medications you use, especially:
- anakinra (Kineret); or
- other drugs that weaken your immune system (such as cancer medicine or steroids).
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with certolizumab. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
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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