What is Cimzia?

Cimzia belongs to a classification of drugs known as tumor necrosis factor(TNF) blockersTNF is a protein produced by the immune system and can be helpful in low amounts. It plays a role in several vital bodily functions, such as fat metabolism and clotting of blood cells when needed.

Certain conditions like rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn’s, however, can cause the overproduction of TNF, leading to excessive inflammation. Cimzia helps block this extra TNF that is present in the body before it can cause damage.

What does Cimzia treat?

  • Crohn’s disease
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Non-radiographic Axial Spondyloarthritis
  • Plaque Psoriasis

Side Effects

  • Increased risk for infections 
  • Upper respiratory infections, flu 
  • Shortness of breath 
  • Fluid retention 
  • Rash 
  • Bladder infection 

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Cimzia is given as 2 subcutaneous injections just under the skin. 

Infusion Cycle

Week 0, 2, 4, then monthly.

What to Expect During Your Injection

Before your injection, it is important to drink plenty of water and come to your appointment hydrated. Additionally, you must alert us as soon as possible to any changes in your insurance to ensure that we are still an in-network provider for your infusion therapy.

  1. Your dedicated infusion nurse will check your vitals and review your medical history to check for improvements or potential side effects of your infusion therapy. 
  2. Your nurse will begin your infusion and check in on you periodically during your treatment. 
  3. After your infusion, your nurse will monitor you for 30 minutes to ensure you do not have any complications or reactions to your injection. 

Why patients choose Pure to receive their Cimzia injection:

At Pure Infusion Suites®, we create an unmatched patient experience, improve healthcare outcomes and lower the cost of care.

Safe & Private Suites

  • Comfortable, private rooms with a relaxing, spa-like atmosphere
  • 55” TVs with Netflix, Wifi, drinks, snacks, meals & more

Expert Medical Staff

  • Certified FNPs & infusion nurses on-site
  • Insurance pre-authorizations & re-authorizations
  • Patient lab work

Patient Assistance

  • Co-pay assistance & other financial aid programs
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Easy & convenient parking

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