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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Cimzia subcutaneous.

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Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
10/3/2015 12:06:13 PM

Reviewer: planenuts, 65-74 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
RA diagnosed 2/2015. Began 20mg Prednisone and reduced down to 15mg after 2 weeks. Stepped down to 10mg after 2 months and is current dose. Added 15mg of Methotrexate. Didn't see much effect. Mtx increased 9/28/15 to 20mg and initially more effective. Started Cimzia yesterday 10/2/15. Within 6 hours, RA symptoms began to subside allowing me to do more normal physical work. Awoke the next morni ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
3/12/2015 5:10:53 PM

Reviewer: Good Advisor, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Cimzia has been a blessing for me. Its a good medication provided with very supportive caregivers like nurses and case managers. Very helpful and prompt. I have been on it for past two years. It does tire me the next day; half a day after I take the shot but till the next dose I am full of energy, Less or no pain in joints; with good diet and exercise. I also take turmeric occasionally as its good ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
10/2/2014 5:28:27 PM

Reviewer: KOOPER, 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I STARTED ON CIMZIA 4 WKS AGO TOOK 2 200 MG ONE WEAK TWO WKS LATER THE SAME MY FEET AND ANKLES STARTED SWELLING HURTING BACK OF MY LEGS TINGLING ACHING CHILLS STUFFY NOSE I CALLED DOCTOR HE SAID DO NOT TAKE ANYMORE I HAVE APPT TOMORROW WITH HIM WITH RESEARCH IT SAYS IT WILL TAKE 5 WKS TO GET OUT OF MY SYSTEM I HAVE NEVER FELT THIS BAD STARTING ON ENBREL OCT 11 NEED TO LET CIMZI ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
9/18/2014 3:04:16 PM

Reviewer: Bonnie55, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I have had RA for 37 years and have been on several biologics. I started taking Cimzia about 6 weeks ago. It may be helping some, I seem to have more energy and less pain; however, I am itching so much. I have an itchy rash on my leg and tingling all over. I'm a little afraid of taking another dose in a week. Wondering if anyone else has had the itching problem and what you did about it...

Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
9/9/2014 4:46:20 PM

Reviewer: A24KBabe, 75 or over Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I just read that cimzia holds in water and adds weight gain on people taking this med by shots. Isn’t that wonderful? I have been trying to lose some weight and wondered why nothing is happening. It doesn’t take away pain in arms and shoulders nor in legs feet or knees. I ask myself…then why am I taking it. It is supposed to keep your hands from the crippling effect of RA. Well my finger ... Show Full Comment

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