Do not give yourself a CIMZIA injection unless you have been shown by your doctor
or nurse, or they can train someone you know to help you with your injections.
Read the instructions to learn the steps you need to follow to inject CIMZIA.
Let the medicine in the syringe come to room temperature before injection. This
will take about 30 minutes.
Hold the syringe so the needle is pointing up. Lightly tap the syringe to push any
air bubbles to the top. Push the plunger slowly to remove any bubbles. Stop pushing
the plunger once all of the air bubbles are gone. If a small drop of liquid comes
out of the needle, that is okay.
Hold the syringe with the needle facing down. Do not touch the needle with your
fingers or let it touch any surface.
Release the skin pinch, keeping the syringe in position. Pull back slowly on the
plunger. If blood enters the syringe, this means you have entered a blood vessel.
Do not inject CIMZIA. Pull the needle out and throw away the prefilled syringe and
needle in a puncture-proof container. Repeat the steps to prepare for an injection
using a new prefilled syringe. Do not use the same prefilled syringe.
If no blood appears, inject all of the medicine in the prefilled syringe under the
To avoid needle-stick injury, do not try to recap the needle. Throw away the used
prefilled syringe and needle in a special puncture-proof container. (See the section
entitled How should I throw away needles and syringes?)
Repeat steps 5 to 13 above if you are prescribed to take a second injection of CIMZIA
(total 400 mg dose).
Ask your doctor or pharmacist about how to get a puncture-proof container (a "sharps"*
container) that will meet the requirements of your particular state or town.
When the container is about two-thirds full, tape the lid closed. Dispose of the
container as instructed by your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist. Do not throw the container
in the trash or recycle.
Alcohol swabs may be placed in the trash, unless you are instructed otherwise.
Read about the
Syringe Disposal Plan
Always keep CIMZIA, injection supplies, puncture-proof container, and all other
medicines out of the reach of children.
*By disposing of the CIMZIA syringe in a UCB-provided SHARPS™ container, UCB
complies with the California Senate Bill 486 that calls for the safe collection
and proper disposal of prefilled syringes.
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CIMZIA is used in adult patients to lessen the signs and symptoms of moderately to severely active Crohn's disease (CD) who have not been helped enough by usual treatments.
*Not valid for prescriptions that are reimbursed, in whole or part, including Medicare Part D, Medicaid, similar federal- or state-funded programs (including any state prescription drug assistance programs and the Government Health Insurance Plan available in Puerto Rico) or where otherwise prohibited by law. Product dispensed pursuant to program rules and federal and state laws. Claims should not be submitted to any public payor (i.e., Medicare, Medicaid, Medigap, Tricare, VA and DoD) for reimbursement. Patients and pharmacists are responsible for notifying insurance carriers or other third party who pays for or reimburses any part of the prescription filled using this card as may be required by the insurance carrier’s terms and conditions and applicable law. Other restrictions may apply. In 2013, over 97% of CIMZIA Co-Pay Card claims resulted in no out-of-pocket costs for those program participants.
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