Your healthcare provider will recommend a Simponi dose based largely on the condition being treated. This drug is injected once a month, just under the skin. If you choose to give yourself the injections, make sure your healthcare provider shows you exactly how to do so. Allow your dose to come to room temperature for 30 minutes before injecting it.
An Introduction to Dosing With Simponi
The dosage for Simponi™ (golimumab) your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on which condition is being treated. As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
Simponi Dosage for Ulcerative Colitis
For the treatment of ulcerative colitis, the standard Simponi dosage regimen involves an initial dose of 200 mg injected just under the skin, followed by a second dose (100 mg) two weeks later. After that, the standard amount is 100 mg every four weeks.
General Dosing InformationSome considerations to keep in mind during treatment with Simponi include the following:
- Simponi comes in injectable form. You, your healthcare provider, or a caregiver may give the injections. The medication is injected just below the skin on the front and middle of the thighs or on the lower abdomen (stomach) once per month.
- If you choose to give yourself the injections, make sure your healthcare provider shows you exactly how to do so. In fact, it is a good idea for you to try it for the first time in your healthcare provider's office.
- Allow your Simponi dose to come to room temperature for 30 minutes before injecting it.
- For this medication to work properly, it must be used as prescribed. It will not continue to work if you stop using it.
- If you are unsure about anything related to your dosage or Simponi dosing in general, please talk with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.