What is Golimumab?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Simponi SmartJect Simponi

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Golimumab is an antipsoriatic, antirheumatic monoclonal antibody. It is used for the treatment of active rheumatoid arthritis (moderate-to-severe), active psoriatic arthritis, and active ankylosing spondylitis.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Rheumatoid arthritis 45 27
Ankylosing spondylitis 11 5
Psoriatic arthritis 10 6
Psoriasis 3 2
Systemic lupus erythematosus 2 1

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 2
Moderate 9
Mild 9
None 22

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Golimumab

Side effect Patients Percentage
Fatigue 3
Hair loss 3
Bruising 1
Elevated liver enzymes 1
Hair thinning 1
Headaches 1

Show all 21 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Golimumab

Dosage Patients Percentage
100 mg monthly 4
50 mg monthly 2
50 mg/0.5 mL every 8 weeks 1
100 mg every 8 weeks 1

Why patients stopped taking Golimumab

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Did not seem to work 20
Doctor's advice 10
Other 6
Side effects too severe 6
Change in health plan coverage 2
Expense 2
Personal research 2
Course of treatment ended 1
See all 34 patients who've stopped taking Golimumab

Duration

Currently taking Golimumab

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 5

Stopped taking Golimumab

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 4
1 - 6 months 14
6 months - 1 year 7
1 - 2 years 6
2 - 5 years 3
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 38
Usually 2
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 5
A little hard to take 10
Not at all hard to take 27
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 3
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 3
< $25 16
Not specified 19

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Golimumab after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Adalimumab (Humira) 7
Infliximab (Remicade) 6
Etanercept (Enbrel SureClick) 5
Certolizumab (Cimzia) 3
Methotrexate (Trexall) 3

Show all 15 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Golimumab and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Adalimumab (Humira) 3
Tocilizumab (Actemra) 3
Certolizumab (Cimzia) 2
Etanercept (Enbrel SureClick) 2
Methotrexate (Trexall) 2

Show all 11 treatments patients report switching to

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4 patient evaluations for Golimumab

Nov 11, 2018 (Started Sep 23, 2018)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for ankylosing spondylitis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Monthly
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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Mar 15, 2016 (Started Aug 15, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for rheumatoid arthritis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (stomach pain)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg/0.5 mL Every 8 Weeks
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 8, 2014 (Started Aug 15, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for rheumatoid arthritis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg/0.5 mL Every 8 Weeks
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 15, 2014 (Started Oct 15, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for rheumatoid arthritis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg/0.5 mL Monthly
Advice & Tips: After taking Simponi for about 5 years, i grew a tolerance to it.

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