- 1 Overview
- 2 Usage
- 3 Frequently Asked Questions
- 4 How Do I Take It?
- 5 Precautions
- 6 Common Side-Effects
- 7 Serious Side-Effects
- 8 Rare Side-Effects
- 9 Disease Interactions
- 10 Technical Classification
- 11 Storage Conditions
- 12 Available Alternatives
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OverviewGOLIMUMAB is a Schedule H drug.
Golimumab reduces the effects of a substance in the body that can cause inflammation.Golimumab is sometimes used with another medicine called methotrexate
This medication is a tumor necrosis factor blocker.
UsageGOLIMUMAB is generally used to treat: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ulcerative Colitis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis
GOLIMUMAB can address symptoms like: Joint Pain, Fatigue (tiredness), Loss Of Appetite, Weight Loss (unintentional), Muscle Stiffness, Fever, Weakness (generalized), Weight Gain, Abdomen Stomach Cramps, Abdomen Bloating Or Fullness, Hair Loss
Frequently Asked QuestionsQ: Is it safe on my liver?
A: Not Safe
Q: Is it safe on my kidney?
A: Not Safe
Q: Can I take it with alcohol?
A: Not Safe
Q: Is it safe for children?
A: Ask your doctor
Q: Can it be taken during pregnancy?
A: Considered as Generally Safe – not enough studies to prove risk
How Do I Take It?Route of Administration: IV (Intravenous)
- You should not use golimumab if you are allergic to it.
- Follow all directions on your prescription label and read all medication guides or instruction sheets.Use the medicine exactly as directed.
- If you have ever had tuberculosis or hepatitis B, golimumab can cause these conditions to come back or get worse.
- You should be tested for these conditions before you start using golimumab.
- Do not use golimumab if you don’t understand all instructions for proper use.
- Do not inject into the same place two times in a row.
- Golimumab can weaken your immune system. Your blood will need to be tested often.
- Do not receive a "live" vaccine while using golimumab, 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), polio, rotavirus, typhoid, yellow fever, varicella (chickenpox), and zoster (shingles).
- Avoid being near people who are sick or have infections.Do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
- Avoid excess dosage.
- It may reduce platelet counts; avoid bruising or injury while taking this medication.
Common Side-EffectsGOLIMUMAB : Diarrhoea, Joint Pain, Common Cold, Blood Pressure, High, Irregular Heartbeat, Chills, Cough, Fever, Head Headache, Sneezing, Runny Nose, Throat Soreness, Fatigue (tiredness), Loss Of Appetite, Dizziness, Body Discomfort, Nausea, Nervousness, Eyes Pain, Nasal Congestion, Body Excessive Sweating, Vomit
Serious Side-EffectsGOLIMUMAB : Chest Pain, Seizure, Hepatitis B, Congestive Heart Disease, Body Pain, Loss Of Voice, Difficulty Breathing, Eyes Blurred Vision, Hoarse Voice, Shortness Of Breath, Ankles Swelling, Weight Gain, Dark Colored (brown) Urine, Eyes Yellow Eyes, Abdomen Pain
Rare Side-EffectsGOLIMUMAB : Skin Rash, Itchy Skin, Pain With Urination, Frequent Urination, Body Discoloration
Disease InteractionsGOLIMUMAB can interfere with: Bacterial Infection, Fungal Infection, Skin Cancer, Lymphoma, Tuberculosis, Congestive Heart Disease, Hepatitis
Technical ClassificationGOLIMUMAB is categorized as: TNF ALFA INHIBITORS / IMMUNOSUPPRESSIVE AGENTS / IMMUNOLOGIC AGENTS
Storage ConditionsRefrigeration (Between 2 To 8 C)
Common Drugs with GOLIMUMAB as Ingredient