Initial Dose and Maintenance Dose
Initial dosing period (first 4 weeks)
It is important to complete the initial dosing before starting the maintenance dosing. Initial dosing consists of the first 3 doses, which are provided at Week 0, Week 2, and Week 4. Each of the 3 doses is 400 mg, given as 2 separate injections of 200 mg. Each shot is given in a different area. For example, one shot might be given in the thigh and the other in the stomach.
After the first 3 doses, CIMZIA offers flexible dosing. It can be given as one 200 mg shot every 2 weeks, or it can be given as two 200 mg shots every 4 weeks, depending on what you and your doctor decide is best for you. If CIMZIA is taken every 2 weeks, the dose is a single shot each time. If CIMZIA is taken every 4 weeks, the dose is 2 shots each time. Each shot should be given into a different area. For example, one shot might be given in the thigh and the other in the stomach.
Medication Guide & Prescribing Information
Important Safety Information
Serious infections have happened in patients taking CIMZIA, including tuberculosis (TB) and infections caused by viruses, fungi, or bacteria that have spread throughout the body. Some patients have died from these infections.
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