This site is intended for patients prescribed Simponi (golimumab). If you are a Healthcare Professional then go to the HCP site or if you are a member of the public, please visit our public site.

Getting Started

Healthcare at Home

Simponi delivered straight to your door

Delivery van

After your doctor has prescribed Simponi, they will sign you up for the Healthcare at Home delivery service if it is appropriate for you. An advisor will phone to organise your delivery, for a time and place that suits you, free of charge.

We can offer advice on any queries you might have, such as:

  • Organising collection of your sharps bin
  • Advice on taking your medication when on holiday
  • If you have trouble with your injection device
  • Taking Simponi with other medications
Putting syringe into a sharps bin
Although your healthcare professional should have taken you through how to self inject, this step-by-step guide is here for you to refer to at any time. If you have not been trained please contact your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.

Where you can inject

Middle Thigh

Front of the middle thigh

Lower Abdomen

Lower abdomen, at least two inches below the belly button

Upper Arm

Outer area of the upper arm (if you are not administering the injection yourself)

Do not inject

  • Directly below the belly button
  • Tender or bruised areas
  • Red, hard or scaly areas
  • Areas that have scars or stretch marks
  • If you might be pregnant (contact your doctor)
  • If you have any signs of illness or infection such as a sore throat, cough, cold or fever (contact your doctor)

You should avoid injecting into the same place twice in a row. This is especially important if you need more than one injection for each monthly dose.

It may help to note down which area you use each time (e.g. right side of lower abdomen) to help make sure you use a different area the next time you inject. This is especially important if more than one injection is needed for each dose.

Your guide to injection

The SmartJect pen has been designed in collaboration with patients and nurses so that taking your treatment is as easy as possible:

  • Preloaded
  • Disposable
  • Short, thin needle which is hidden from view
  • Inject with the push of a button
  • Available in both 50mg and 100mg doses (your doctor will prescribe the most appropriate dose for you)

Simponi is also available in a prefilled, 50mg disposable syringe

Looking after Simponi

You should store Simponi in the fridge, between

2°C and 8°C

and keep it in its outer carton to protect it from light

Before you inject
30

Take your Simponi out of the fridge but keep it in its outer carton

You need to wait

30 minutes

for it to reach room temperature before you can inject

Contact

For further information about Simponi (golimumab) please contact our Medical Information Department at:

Medical Information Department

Merck Sharp & Dohme Ltd.

Hertford Road

Hoddesdon

Hertfordshire

EN11 9BU

Tel: 01992 467272

E-mail: medicalinformationuk@merck.com

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