golimumab (generic name)

It is used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ulcerative colitis, and ankylosing spondylitis.
(goe LIM ue mab)
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What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • breathing problems
  • changes in vision
  • chest pain
  • dark urine
  • fever, chills, or any other sign of infection
  • light-colored stools
  • muscle pain or weakness
  • numbness or tingling
  • red, scaly patches or raised bumps on the skin
  • right upper belly pain
  • swelling of the ankles
  • swollen lymph nodes in the neck, underarm, or groin areas
  • unexplained weight loss
  • unusual bleeding or bruising
  • unusually weak or tired
  • yellowing of the eyes or skin

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • dizziness
  • nausea
  • redness, itching, swelling, or bruising at site where injected

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store in the original container and in the refrigerator between 2 and 8 degrees C (36 and 46 degrees F). Do not freeze. Protect from light. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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Last Updated: July 23, 2013
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