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Tocilizumab - Dosage and How to Use

How should Tocilizumab be used?

Tocilizumab may be given as
  • subcutaneous injection (inject under the skin at the abdomen or thigh). This can be done by yourself at home.
  • Intravenous infusion (inject into the blood vessel). This has to be done in the hospital or clinic for typically 1 hour.

Do not stop taking your medication without checking with your healthcare professional.

Other medications such as corticosteroids (e.g. prednisolone) or disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs) may be taken with Tocilizumab.

What should I do if I miss a dose?


If you forget to inject a dose, do it as soon as you remember. Then inject your next dose at the usual time. Do not take two doses to make up for the missed dose.

If you miss your infusion appointment, book another appointment as soon as possible. Inform your doctor about the missed/late dose.

What should I do if I overdose?

  • Updated on 10/31/2023 12:00:00 AM
  • Article contributed by PSS National Medication Information Workgroup PSS National Medication Information Workgroup
The information provided is not intended as medical advice. Terms of use. Information provided by SingHealth


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