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What can it do?

Welcome to the beta Arthritis Virtual Assistant. At the moment it can give you general information about your condition and medication, and provide you with useful exercises to help manage your arthritis.

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The Arthritis Virtual Assistant has been built to learn and improve with every use. That way, whenever you use it, you’re indirectly helping another person get the answers that they need for their arthritis.

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You'll get the best response if your question relates to a single type of arthritis, and is expressed as clearly and simply as possible. For example, "What are the best exercises for osteoarthritis?" or "What are the side effects of methotrexate?"

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Arthritis Virtual Assistant

The Arthritis Virtual Assistant (AVA) allows you to ask questions and get answers about your condition and how best to manage it. It’s based on over 80 years of our research and uses artificial intelligence to decide on the best responses to give you. The AVA is currently in ‘beta’ testing which means it’s still learning and will improve as more people use it.

The AVA provides general information. For further info, or if you have any concerns you should speak to a healthcare professional.

The AVA is intended for UK users. Medical practice may differ in different regions, so please seek local advice instead of using the AVA if you are outside the UK.

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How do I take golimumab and how long does it take to work?

Golimumab is given once a month by injection under the skin (subcutaneous injection), usually into your thigh, tummy or upper arm. It comes in a 50 mg 'pen-like' device or a syringe which you or a relative can learn to use.

If you forget a dose, you should take it as soon as you remember. If it's more than two weeks late, you should start a new schedule from the date you take the delayed dose. Otherwise, you can keep to your original schedule. NEVER inject a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose.

If you weigh more than 100 kg (approximately 15 stone 10 lb) and you've not responded to golimumab after three or four doses, your doctor may increase your dose to 100 mg per month for three or four injections.

Golimumab can take 12-14 weeks to improve your symptoms. Because it's a long-term treatment it's important to keep taking golimumab (unless you have severe side-effects):

  • even if it doesn't seem to be working at first
  • even when your symptoms start to improve (to help keep the disease under control).

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