CIMZIA dosing and administration information
CIMZIA is taken by injection (shot) just under the skin. The shots are given in the thigh or abdomen (belly). This type of shot, given just under the skin, is called a subcutaneous injection. This is different from an intravenous, or IV, infusion, which is given directly into a vein. CD treatments that require IV infusion are typically done in a doctor's office or clinic and may take 1 to 3 hours. CIMZIA is not administered intravenously.
You have options for how you take CIMZIA. CIMZIA comes in 2 forms. One is a lyophilized powder that is mixed with sterile water by a healthcare provider just before being injected. This form should only be given by a healthcare provider. The other form comes in a CIMZIA prefilled syringe, which is already mixed and ready to inject. The patient or a caregiver can give the shot using the CIMZIA prefilled syringe. You and your doctor should decide which option is best for you.
The recommended initial dose of CIMZIA for moderate to severe adult CD patients is 400 mg (given as 2 subcutaneous injections of 200 mg) initially and at Weeks 2 and 4. In patients who obtain a clinical response, the recommended maintenance regimen is 400 mg every 4 weeks. Even when you're feeling better, it's important to take CIMZIA as your doctor has prescribed. Be sure to stay in touch with your doctor or nurse while you are on CIMZIA, to help you stay on track with your treatment.
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