• andrew andrew
    September 30, 2009
    Cimzia?
    andrew andrew
    September 30, 2009

    Enbrel worked good for about 3-4 months but is no longer working for me. My rheumy wants to start me on Cimzia. It was approved by the FDA for RA in May, 2009. It's similar to Enbrel but stays in your system longer. Anyone use or know anything about it?

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  • Lene  Andersen
    Health Guide
    October 09, 2009
    Lene  Andersen
    Health Guide
    October 09, 2009

    It's so new that I haven't heard much about it, but I had a vague recollection of having seen a few people talking about it on this site. Try asking your question again in a SharePost - they often get more traffic than the individual questions here, so you might have more luck that way.  Sorry I couldn't be of more help.


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  • Di
    Di
    October 26, 2009
    Di
    Di
    October 26, 2009

    My husband has been on cimzia for a couple of months.  He also has tried methotrexate, humira, embrel, and orencia.  None have seemed to work for him.  Cimzia is extremely expensive.  Without insurance it was $5200 for a month supply. With our insurance it was still over $1000.  The Dr.'s office set my husband up with the cimpay program which will help with the cost.  Also mail away programs that deal with specialty drugs is also very cost effective.  We have paid as much as $65 and as little as free.  Good luck.  Hope it works for you.

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