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What To Expect
Taking CIMZIA: A Quick Reference Guide
Once you and your doctor have agreed that CIMZIA is the right choice for you, we can help. Find the relevant step in your treatment experience below. You can also enroll in CIMplicity® for nurse support or call a CIMplicity nurse at 1-844-UCBNurse (1-844-822-6877).*
CIMplicity Nurse Support does not provide you with medical advice and does not replace the care of your healthcare provider. Any questions related to your individual treatment plan or medical treatment will be referred back to your treating healthcare provider.
Before you begin treatment with CIMZIA
Your doctor will let you know if there are any tests needed prior to starting CIMZIA, such as tuberculosis (TB) or a hepatitis B test. You should not start any biologic therapy if you have an active infection or recently received a live vaccine. Always consult your doctor if you have questions about any tests or when you should or should not take your medication.
You and your doctor will determine whether you will self-inject CIMZIA at home or have CIMZIA administered by a healthcare professional at your doctor's office.
Getting started with treatment
Getting your prescription
- If you will be injecting CIMZIA at home, find out if you're eligible for the CIMplicity Savings Program.†
- Arrange to have your first prescription filled and sent either to your home for self-injection or to your local pharmacy for pickup. If you are eligible for the CIMplicity Savings Program, you will need your card number when speaking to the specialty pharmacy.
When it's time to inject
- Take CIMZIA as prescribed by your doctor: This may include starter doses and/or maintenance doses.
- Taking CIMZIA at home: If you and your doctor decide that you will self-inject at home, your prescription will come in a prefilled syringe and you will receive injection training from your healthcare provider.
- Record the date and injection site of each CIMZIA injection in a calendar.
- Taking CIMZIA at your doctor's office: If you will not be self-administering your CIMZIA injections, a healthcare professional will administer CIMZIA onsite.
Always follow your doctor's instructions. For example, if prescribed starter doses of CIMZIA, take both injections as prescribed by your doctor—do not skip taking one of these injections, even if you are feeling better.
Make sure to always write down the dates and locations of your CIMZIA injections in your calendar, and sign up for free medication reminders by enrolling in CIMplicity. If available, consider scheduling an automatic refill of your medication through your pharmacy.
Take advantage of our CIMplicity Savings Program or other financial assistance. Eligibility criteria and maximum limits apply. Additional terms and conditions may apply.†
Receiving financial assistance
If you have commercial healthcare insurance, you may be eligible for $0 co-pay for CIMZIA. Your doctor's office will help coordinate coverage and find out how much CIMZIA will cost. The CIMplicity program can help check whether you are eligible for the CIMplicity Savings Program. Enroll in the CIMplicity program or find helpful information about insurance coverage.
Treatment and ongoing support
Once you start on CIMZIA, you can count on us to support you on your treatment journey by enrolling in our CIMplicity support program. You can also choose to receive free syringe disposal supplies and other educational materials.
If you have questions or need more information, call a CIMplicity nurse directly at 1-844-UCBNurse (1-844-822-6877) or text ”CONNECT“ to 87522 to get connected to your dedicated CIMplicity nurse for support and healthy living tips‡.
*The CIMplicity program is provided as a service of UCB and is intended to support the appropriate use of CIMZIA. The CIMplicity program may be amended or canceled at any time without notice. Some program and eligibility restrictions may apply.
†Eligibility: Available to individuals with commercial prescription insurance coverage for CIMZIA. Not valid for prescriptions that are reimbursed, in whole or in part, under Medicare (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 (ie, Medicare, Medicaid, Medigap, TRICARE, VA, and DoD) for reimbursement. The maximum annual benefit amount is $15,000 per calendar year. The parties reserve the right to amend or end this program at any time without notice.
‡Nurse Navigators do not provide medical advice and will refer you to your healthcare professional for any treatment-related questions.
CIMplicity® Covered™ Eligibility: Eligible patients with a valid prescription for CIMZIA can receive treatment with the CIMZIA Prefilled Syringe at no cost for up to two years or until the patient’s coverage is approved, whichever comes first. Program is not available to patients whose medications are reimbursed in whole or in part by Medicare, Medicaid, TRICARE, or any other federal or state program or where otherwise prohibited by law. Patients may be asked to reverify insurance coverage status during the course of the program. No purchase necessary. Program is not health insurance, nor is participation a guarantee of insurance coverage. Limitations may apply. For initial enrollment into the program, the patient must be experiencing a delay in, or have been denied, coverage for CIMZIA by their commercial insurance plan. To maintain eligibility in the program, the following are required: (1) a prior authorization request has been submitted and/or coverage remains unavailable for the patient; and (2) if the prior authorization is denied by the payer, the prescriber must submit an appeal within the first sixty (60) days of the prior authorization denial and a prior authorization must be submitted every six (6) months thereafter or documentation as may otherwise be required by the payer. UCB reserves the right to rescind, revoke, or amend this Program without notice.
If you are uninsured, other financial assistance may be available. Call ucbCARES® toll free at 1-844-599-CARE (2273) for more information. The CIMplicity program is provided as a service of UCB, Inc., and is intended to support the appropriate use of CIMZIA. Any CIMplicity program may be amended or canceled at any time without notice. Some program and eligibility restrictions apply. Please consult your doctor if you have any questions about your condition or treatment. You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
UCB, Inc., is not liable for unintended or unauthorized use of the CIMplicity Savings Card if it is lost or stolen.