What is golimumab and why is it prescribed?
Golimumab is an anti-TNF (anti-tumour necrosis factor) drug. It reduces inflammation. Read more
How do I take golimumab and how long does it take to work?
Golimumab is usually given as a 50 mg injection on the same day every month. If you respond to it you’ll probably feel better in 12–14 weeks. Read more
What are the possible risks and side-effects of golimumab?
Side-effects of golimumab include reactions at the injection site. It can also make you more likely to develop infections. Read more
Can golimumab affect other medications and treatments?
You may be prescribed golimumab along with other drugs, including methotrexate. You should discuss any new medications with your doctor and always tell any other doctor treating you that you’re on golimumab. Read more
Can I drink alcohol if I'm on golimumab?
There's no known interaction between golimumab and alcohol. If you're also taking methotrexate you should only drink in moderation, as methotrexate and alcohol can both damage your liver. Read more
Can golimumab affect fertility, pregnancy or breastfeeding?
If you're taking golimumab and thinking of starting a family or become pregnant, talk to your rheumatologist. There's no evidence about the effect of golimumab on a woman who is pregnant, or on her child. Since it's similar to other drugs, it's unlikely to be harmful in the first three months of pregnancy. Read more