Why is golimumab prescribed?
Golimumab injection is used alone or with other medications to relieve the symptoms of certain autoimmune disorders (conditions in which the immune system attacks healthy parts of the body and causes pain, swelling, and damage) including:
✽ rheumatoid arthritis (condition in which the body attacks its own joints causing pain, swelling, and loss of function),
✽ ankylosing spondylitis (condition in which the body attacks the joints of the spine and other areas causing pain and joint damage),
✽ psoriatic arthritis (condition that causes joint pain and swelling and scales on the skin).
✽ ulcerative colitis (a condition which causes swelling and sores in the lining of the colon [large intestine] and rectum) when other medications and treatments did not help or could not be tolerated.
Golimumab is in a class of medications called tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors. It works by blocking the action of TNF, a substance in the body that causes inflammation. Brand name: Simponi®
Click HERE to learn more about golimumab at MedlinePlus (U.S. Library of Medicine)
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