Simponi Aria is a prescription medicine used to treat:
Moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in adults, used in combination with methotrexate
Active psoriatic arthritis (PsA) in people 2 years of age and older
Active ankylosing spondylitis (AS) in adults
Simponi Aria targets, binds with, and blocks excess TNF-alpha (tumor necrosis factor-alpha), an underlying cause of inflammation.
Simponi Aria is a biologic treatment given by intravenous infusion. A short 30-minute infusion is given as 2 starter doses 4 weeks apart, followed by an infusion every 8 weeks.
Potential Side Effects
The most common side effects of Simponi Aria include upper respiratory infection (runny nose, sore throat, and hoarseness or laryngitis), abnormal liver tests, decreased blood cells that fight infection, viral infections, such as flu and cold sores in the mouth, bronchitis, high blood pressure and rash.
Simponi Aria can lower the ability of your immune system to fight infections. Some people have serious infections while receiving Simponi Aria, including tuberculosis (TB), and infections caused by bacteria, fungi, or viruses that spread throughout their body. Your doctor should test you for TB and hepatitis B before starting Simponi Aria.
For a full list of potential side effects, please see the Important Safety Information and Medication Guide on the Simponi Aria website.
Before you attend your first appointment at Sage Infusion, please make sure to review the documents below. The Patient Consent Form and HIPAA Privacy Authorization Form need to be filled out and signed ahead of your appointment, whereas the Notice of Privacy Practices and Patient Rights and Responsibilities are for reference only. Please contact us if you have any questions!
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