How it should be taken
It comes as a solution to be administered by a healthcare provider into the large muscle.
Dosage & When it is to be taken
The recommended dose is 15 mg given once weekly as an intramuscular injection.
When it is not to be taken (Contraindications)
Contraindicated in patients with HIV, and hypersensitivity.
Why it is prescribed (Indications)
This medication is an immunosuppressant, prescribed for moderate to severe psoriasis. It works by stopping the action of certain cells in the body that cause the symptoms of psoriasis.
Category B :
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.
Warnings and Precautions
Caution should be exercised in patients with history of cancer, recurrent infection, who are taking radiation therapy, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
It may cause dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
It should not be used in children.
Avoid live vaccination while taking this medication.
Store it in refrigerator (2-8°C).