This information sheet is a brief overview of some important points about golimumab (Simponi) for the treatment of Ulcerative Colitis

This information is about golimumab in general and is not intended to replace specific advice from your doctor or any other health professional. For further information, please talk to your doctor or specialist IBD team or look at the information sheet supplied with your medication, or from the website: medicines.org.uk

Other names for this medicine
Why am I being treated with golimumab
How does it work?
How long will it take to work?
How do I take golimumab?
Tips on injecting golimumab
What is the normal dosage?
How long will I be taking it?
Is golimumab used in combination with other drug treatment for IBD?
How effective is golimumab?
What checks will I need?
Will I need ongoing checks?
Will I to take any special precautions while being treated with golimumab?
What are the most likely side effects of golimumab?
Can I have immunisation while on golimumab?
Is it safe to take other medicine along with golimumab?
Does golimumab affect pregnancy?
What about after the baby is born?
Can I drink alcohol while taking golimumab?
Who should I talk to if I am worried?
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Last reviewed: February 2018