This medicine is a monoclonal antibody used to treat moderate to severe plaque psoriasis in certain patients. It may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Follow the directions for using this medicine provided by your doctor. AN ADDITIONAL PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET is available with this medicine. In the United States, the patient leaflet is a MEDICATION GUIDE approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Read it carefully. Ask your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist any questions that you may have about this medicine. THIS MEDICINE IS USUALLY GIVEN AS AN INJECTION at your doctor's office, hospital, or clinic. If you will be using this medicine at home, a health care provider will teach you how to use it. Be sure you understand how to use this medicine. Follow the procedures you are taught when you use a dose. Contact your health care provider if you have any questions. This medicine is colorless to light yellow and may contain a few small white particles. If the medicine contains other particles, is cloudy or discolored, or if the vial or syringe is cracked or damaged in any way, do not use it. THIS MEDICINE IS USUALLY HANDLED AND STORED BY A HEALTH CARE PROVIDER. If you are using this medicine at home, STORE THIS MEDICINE as directed by your pharmacist or health care provider. KEEP THIS PRODUCT, as well as syringes and needles, out of the reach of children and pets. Do not reuse needles, syringes, or other materials. Ask your healthcare provider how to dispose of these materials after use. Follow all local rules for disposal. IF YOU MISS A DOSE OF THIS MEDICINE, contact your doctor right away.
Some medicines or medical conditions may interact with this medicine. INFORM YOUR DOCTOR OR PHARMACIST of all prescription and over-the-counter medicine that you are taking. DO NOT TAKE THIS MEDICINE if you have had a Bacillus-Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccine with the past year. ADDITIONAL MONITORING OF YOUR DOSE OR CONDITION may be needed if you are taking cyclosporine or warfarin. Tell your doctor if you are using medicine to treat an infection. DO NOT START OR STOP any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval. Inform your doctor of any other medical conditions, including a history of infections or an infection that keeps coming back; tuberculosis (TB) infection or positive TB skin test; cancer; liver or kidney problems; a neurological disorder called reversible posterior leukoencephalopathy syndrome (RPLS); allergies, including rubber or latex; pregnancy; or breast-feeding. Tell your doctor if you have immune system problems, open cuts or sores on your body, or flu-like symptoms or other signs of infection (eg, fever; chills; cough; warm, red, or painful skin). Tell your doctor if you or a member of your household has recently received a vaccine, if you are scheduled to receive a vaccine or to have surgery, if you have ever lived in or traveled to an area where TB is common, if you have come into close contact with a person with active TB, or if you are having phototherapy or you take medicine that may decrease you immune system (eg, cyclosporine). Tell your doctor if you are receiving or have received allergy shots, especially for serious allergic reaction. USE OF THIS MEDICINE IS NOT RECOMMENDED if you have active TB, a severe infection (eg, sepsis), or any other active infection. Contact your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or concerns about taking this medicine.
SIDE EFFECTS that may occur while using this medicine include back pain, headache, symptoms of upper respiratory infection (eg, mild cough, mild sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, sneezing), or tiredness. If they continue or are bothersome, check with your doctor. CONTACT YOUR DOCTOR IMMEDIATELY if you experience change in the appearance or size of a mole; confusion; open sore that does not heal; seizures; severe or persistent headache; severe or persistent pain, swelling, or redness at the injection site; signs of infection (eg, fever, sweats, chills, or persistent sore throat; cough; muscle aches; shortness of breath; warm, red, or painful skin or sores on your body; increased or painful urination; stomach pain or diarrhea; blood in phlegm; unexplained weight loss); unusual lump or skin growth; unusual tiredness or weakness; or vision changes. AN ALLERGIC REACTION to this medicine is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include rash; hives; itching; difficulty swallowing or breathing; feeling faint; tightness in the chest or throat; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, throat, or tongue; unusual hoarseness; or wheezing. This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your healthcare provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.
DO NOT SHARE THIS MEDICINE with others for whom it was not prescribed. DO NOT USE THIS MEDICINE for other health conditions. Do not reuse needles, syringes, or other materials. Dispose of properly after use. Ask your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist to explain local regulations for selecting an appropriate container and properly disposing of the container when it is full. CHECK WITH YOUR PHARMACIST about how to dispose of unused medicine.