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Date Joined May 2010
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   Posted 5/13/2010 12:10 PM (GMT -6)   
I had my 2nd loading dose of Cimzia last week and right after I develped a rash on both forearms, neck and face. It is very itchy and is slowly spreading. RA doctor thinks it is unrelated to the Cimzia. Has anyone else developed this type of side affect on Cimzia?

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   Posted 5/14/2010 1:53 PM (GMT -6)   
No, sorry. I did a clinical trial for Cimzia before it was on the market and no one in our part of the trial had this problem either.  But, if you go to Cimzia's website and read the possible side effects, that can be an allergic reaction or an immune reaction to the Cimzia.   
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Date Joined Oct 2010
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   Posted 10/4/2010 3:10 PM (GMT -6)   
zenawp- if you dont mind me asking. i am diagnosed with RA and have a choice of a few different biologics including Cimzia. Did you have any problems on Cimzia and can you please tell me about your experience

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Date Joined Feb 2011
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   Posted 2/21/2011 4:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi I had a similar experience after using cimzia I have since stopped for now as I have severe itching and rash on my face it stings when I sweat. It's like a heat rash with itching on arms and legs as well.

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   Posted 2/25/2011 3:00 AM (GMT -6)   
Ah i have Cimzia waiting in fridge i havn't used it yet Would Love to Hear Any Good or Bad Responces from it can't seem to find many people that have used it as yet, i was on Humira but had to stop as Blood results up the #, still showing Anemia some 3 months after stopping it,That's why i've held off on starting is Amazing how Rhumys Never think their drug is responsible, what you just spontainiously get a Rash after taking it !if it was food we were talking about it would be easy eat it get rash Hmm thats the cause!! The Rash You Got on Face etc how long has it been there and have you stopped Cimzia Did you take Metheltrexate with it?
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