Cimzia - Easing Injection Pain


I have just finished my loading dose of Cimzia, wondering if anyone has any tips or advice on making the injections less painful?

I currently take the pens out the fridge at least 30/45 minutes before injecting. But I am finding it very painful!

Any tips or tricks would be greatly appreciated.


  • Psa_Nat
    Psa_Nat Member Posts: 6
    edited 30. Jul 2022, 10:24

    Hi @AFish26

    do you have the epi pen style? Mine hurts if the injection liquid is still quite cold! It’s quite a big dose, they are tanks! Have you tried giving it an extra 5 mins or so? That would be my first port of call 😊

    let me know if you find anything else! Always looking for tips too!

  • jamieA
    jamieA Member Posts: 658

    Hi @AFish26

    My biosimilar is in an injection pen. During the training the trainer said to use an even pressure on the button and the mechanism would do the rest. I use an alcohol based wipe first on the site I'm going to inject - either the meaty part of my stomach or the front of my thigh - and that tends to chill/numb the area to a degree.