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02-05-2013, 10:36 AM   #1
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Bi-weekly or monthly dosage?

This is an informal poll to see if you are getting the bi-weekly or double dose monthly of Cimzia.

I'd much prefer to have it monthly if i go on it but not sure what the standard is or criteria for deciding dosage.
02-05-2013, 01:14 PM   #2
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I get two injections once a month
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02-05-2013, 02:43 PM   #3
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Started off 2 inj. once a month. Moved up to 1 inj. every 2 weeks, then moved to 2 inj. every 2 weeks.


It isn't helping, yet my doc doesn't want to pull the plug yet. Waste of money for me.
02-08-2013, 02:40 AM   #4
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2 injections every 2 weeks, first I was on 2 injections a month, no results. Then switched to 1 injection every 2 weeks that didn't work either. The 2 every 2 weeks not really any better for me.
02-09-2013, 08:23 PM   #5
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My daughter started with 2 injections, once per month but has since moved to 1 injection every two weeks and now they have added Imuran to the mix as well.
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04-05-2013, 05:23 PM   #6
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2 injections every 2 weeks, first I was on 2 injections a month, no results. Then switched to 1 injection every 2 weeks that didn't work either. The 2 every 2 weeks not really any better for me.
So you are doing 400mg every two weeks? 800mg per month? Haven't heard of that. Is it helping?
04-05-2013, 06:28 PM   #7
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Yes, I do 400 mg every two weeks. My main issue is fistulas and the dose is not really having any effect on them. I have had setons placed so I know they won't close all the way but not really any difference since the higher dose.
04-05-2013, 07:39 PM   #8
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Do you alternate between stomach and thighs when you inject?
04-05-2013, 09:54 PM   #9
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Yes. I go back and forth.
05-01-2013, 05:57 PM   #10
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I am doing the monthly at 400mg.
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