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Generic: golimumab
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It is used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ulcerative colitis, and ankylosing spondylitis.
               



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What may interact with this medicine?

Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
  • abatacept
  • adalimumab
  • anakinra
  • certolizumab
  • etanercept
  • infliximab
  • live virus vaccines
  • rilonacept

This medicine may also interact with the following medications:

  • cyclosporine
  • rituximab
  • theophylline
  • vaccines
  • warfarin

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. Tell your doctor or healthcare professional if your symptoms do not start to get better or if they get worse.

You will be tested for tuberculosis (TB) before you start this medicine. If your doctor prescribes any medicine for TB, you should start taking the TB medicine before starting this medicine. Make sure to finish the full course of TB medicine.

Call your doctor or health care professional if you get a cold or other infection while receiving this medicine. Do not treat yourself. This medicine may decrease your body's ability to fight infection.

Talk to your doctor about your risk of cancer. You may be more at risk for certain types of cancers if you take this medicine.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • breathing problems
  • changes in vision
  • chest pain
  • dark urine
  • fever, chills, or any other sign of infection
  • light- colored stools
  • muscle pain or weakness
  • numbness or tingling
  • red, scaly patches or raised bumps on the skin
  • right upper belly pain
  • swelling of the ankles
  • swollen lymph nodes in the neck, underarm, or groin areas
  • unexplained weight loss
  • unusual bleeding or bruising
  • unusually weak or tired
  • yellowing of the eyes or skin

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • dizziness
  • nausea
  • redness, itching, swelling, or bruising at site where injected

               
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