CIMZIA offers flexible dosing. After a 4-week initial dosing period, CIMZIA can be taken either every 2 or every 4 weeks.
Initial dosing period (first 4 weeks)
The recommended dose of CIMZIA for adults with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is 400 mg (given as 2 shots that are 200 mg each) initially and at Week 2 and Week 4. Thus, the first 3 doses of CIMZIA are taken every 2 weeks and consist of 2 shots with each dose. Each shot is given in a different area. For example, one shot might be given in the thigh and the other in the abdomen (belly).
After the first 3 doses, CIMZIA needs to be given as one 200 mg shot every 2 weeks or 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 abdomen (belly).
Medication Guide & Prescribing Information
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