This medication is a monoclonal antibody, prescribed for psoriasis. It works by stopping the action of certain cells in the body that cause the symptoms of psoriasis.
SC- For patients weighing less than 100kg - The recommended dose is 45 mg initially and 4 weeks later, followed by 45 mg every 12 weeks.
For patients weighing more than 100kg- The recommended dose is 90 mg initially and 4 weeks later, followed by 90 mg every 12 weeks.
It comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider under the skin.
• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of infection, tuberculosis (TB), cancer, nerve disorder called reversible posterior leukoencephalopathy syndrome (RPLS), poor immunity, flu-like symptoms, received a vaccine, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
• TB skin test should be performed before using this medication.
• Avoid contact with people who infections that can be spread to others.
• Avoid live vaccination during the treatment period.
• ♦ Patient may develop increased risk of infections. If it is so consult with your healthcare provider.
• ♦ It may increase the risk of malignancy.
Cold, upper respiratory tract infection, headache, fatigue, diarrhea, back pain, dizziness, throat pain, itching, injection site redness, muscle pain and depression.
Avoid excess dosage and long-term use of this medication.
Store it in refrigerator (2 to 8°C). Do not freeze it.
Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!