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As with any medicine, Cimzia may cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Some of the most common side effects include, but are not limited to:
- Upper respiratory tract infections (such as the common cold)
- Urinary tract infections (such as a bladder infection)
- Joint pain.
(Click Cimzia Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
Cimzia can potentially interact with a few other medications (see Cimzia Interactions).
You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Cimzia if you have:
- Congestive heart failure (CHF)
- Any disease that affects the immune system, such as diabetes, cancer, HIV, or AIDS
- Any conditions that affect the blood, including blood clotting disorders
- Any current infection
- Infections that come and go (such as cold sores)
- Plans to receive vaccinations
- Multiple sclerosis
- Seizures or epilepsy
- A history of hepatitis B infection or tuberculosis
- Any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Cimzia and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Cimzia and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Cimzia Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)