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CIMZIA- certolizumab pegol kitCIMZIA- certolizumab pegol injection, solution


  1. Patient Information
  2. Before Receiving Cimzia, Tell Your Healthcare Provider About All Of Your Medical Conditions, Including If You:
  3. What Are The Possible Side Effects Of Cimzia?cimzia Can Cause Serious Side Effects, Including:
  4. What Are The Ingredients In Cimzia?cimzia Lyophilized Powder:active Ingredient:
  5. Cimzia Lyophilized Powder Is Mixed With Sterile Water For Injection.cimzia Prefilled Syringe:active Ingredient:
  6. Inactive Ingredients:

Patient Information 


CIMZIA is a prescription medicine called a Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) blocker used in adults to:

  • Lessen the signs and symptoms of moderately to severely active Crohn's disease (CD) in adults who have not been helped enough by usual treatments
  • Treat moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis (RA)
  • Treat active psoriatic arthritis (PsA)
  • Treat active ankylosing spondylitis (AS)
  • Treat active non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis (nr-axSpA) with measures of inflammation
  • Treat moderate to severe plaque psoriasis (PsO) in adults who may benefit from taking injections or pills (systemic therapy) or phototherapy (treatment using ultraviolet light alone or with pills)
It is not known if CIMZIA is safe and effective in children.

Before Receiving Cimzia, Tell Your Healthcare Provider About All Of Your Medical Conditions, Including If You: 

  • have an infection.
  • have or have had lymphoma or any other type of cancer.
  • have or had congestive heart failure.
  • are allergic to rubber or latex. The plastic needle shield inside the removable cap of the prefilled syringe contains natural rubber.
  • have or have had seizures, any numbness or tingling, or a disease that affects your nervous system such as multiple sclerosis or Guillain-Barre syndrome.
  • have or had serious blood conditions.
  • are scheduled to receive a vaccine. Do not receive a live vaccine while receiving CIMZIA.
  • are allergic to certolizumab pegol or any of the ingredients in CIMZIA.
    • CIMZIA comes as lyophilized powder or as a solution in a prefilled syringe for injection.
      • If your healthcare provider prescribes the CIMZIA powder, it should be injected by a healthcare provider. Each dose of CIMZIA will be given as 1 or 2 separate injections under the skin (subcutaneous injection) in your stomach area (abdomen) or upper thighs.
      • If your healthcare provider prescribes the CIMZIA prefilled syringe, you will be trained on how to inject CIMZIA.
    • You will receive aCIMZIA Prefilled Syringe Kitincluding a complete"Instructions for Use"booklet for instructions on how to inject CIMZIA the right way.
    • Read the detailed "Instructions for Use" for instructions about how to prepare and inject your dose of CIMZIA, and how to properly throw away used syringes containing the needle.
    • Do not give yourself an injection of CIMZIA unless you have been shown by your healthcare provider. A family member or friend can also be trained to help you give your injection. Talk to your healthcare provider if you have questions.
    • CIMZIA prefilled syringe is given as an injection under the skin (subcutaneous injection) in your stomach area (abdomen) or upper thighs.
      • Your healthcare provider will tell you how much and how often to inject CIMZIA. Do not use more CIMZIA or inject more often than prescribed.
    • You may need more than 1 injection at a time depending on your prescribed dose of CIMZIA. If you are prescribed more than 1 injection, each injection should be given at a different site in your stomach or upper thighs and at least 1 inch from your last injection.
    • Make sure the solution in the CIMZIA prefilled syringe is clear and colorless to yellow and free from particles.Do not use the CIMZIA prefilled syringe if the medicine is cloudy, discolored, or contains particles.

What Are The Possible Side Effects Of Cimzia?cimzia Can Cause Serious Side Effects, Including: 

    • Keep CIMZIA in the refrigerator between 36 F to 46 F (2 C to 8 C).
    • Do not freeze CIMZIA.
    • Protect CIMZIA from light.Store CIMZIA in the carton it came in.
    • Do not use CIMZIA if the medicine is expired. Check the expiration date on the prefilled syringe or carton.
    • The CIMZIA prefilled syringe is made of glass. Do not drop or crush the syringe.
    Keep CIMZIA and all medicines out of the reach of children.General information about the safe and effective use of CIMZIA.
    Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Medication Guide. Do not use CIMZIA for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give CIMZIA to other people, even if they have the same symptoms that you have. It may harm them. You can ask your pharmacist or healthcare provider for information about CIMZIA that is written for health professionals.

What Are The Ingredients In Cimzia?cimzia Lyophilized Powder:active Ingredient: 

certolizumab pegol

Cimzia Lyophilized Powder Is Mixed With Sterile Water For Injection.cimzia Prefilled Syringe:active Ingredient: 

certolizumab pegol

Inactive Ingredients: 

sodium acetate, sodium chloride, Water for Injection
CIMZIA has no preservatives.
Product manufactured by:
UCB, Inc. 1950 Lake Park Drive Smyrna, GA 30080
US License No. 1736
For more information, go to www.CIMZIA.com or call 1-866-424-6942.



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