When and How to Use This MedicationSome general 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 dose to come to room temperature for 30 minutes before injecting it.
- For Simponi to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. It will not continue to work if you stop taking it.
(Click Simponi Dosage for more information.)
Are There Side Effects?Just like any medicine, Simponi may cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can be treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious reactions are less common.
Some of the most common side effects seen with Simponi include:
- Upper respiratory tract infections, such as the common cold
- High blood pressure
- Skin redness at the injection site.
(Click Simponi Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)