Stelara

Stelara

Stelara (ustekinumab) is a human interleukin-12 and -23 antagonist indicated for the treatment of:

moderate to severe plaque psoriasis (Ps) who are candidates for phototherapy or systemic therapy
active psoriatic arthritis (PsA), alone or in combination with methotrexate
moderately to severely active Crohn’s disease
moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis

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Administration Information

Stelara treatment starts with a one-time intravenous (IV) infusion that takes about an hour. After the one-time IV infusion, you will receive Stelara as an injection under the skin (subcutaneous injection) every 8 weeks. There are 6 injections during the first year of treatment. An observation time may be required after the first couple doses of Stelara.

*The above dosing information is for Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. Please refer to Stelara website for dosing information for plaque psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.

1
IV infusion
1hr
1 infusion, 1 hour
1
Injection every 8 weeks
6
Injections during first year of treatment

Potential Side Effects

Common side effects of Stelara include: nasal congestion, sore throat, and runny nose, upper respiratory infections, fever, headache, tiredness, itching, nausea and vomiting, redness at the injection site, vaginal yeast infections, urinary tract infections, sinus infection, bronchitis, diarrhea, stomach pain, and joint pain.

Stelara affects your immune system, and can increase your chance of having serious side effects including infection.

For a full list of potential side effects, please see the Important Safety Information and Medication Guide on the Stelara website.

Helpful Resources

STELARA PATIENT SITE

STELARA COST SUPPORT AND MORE

STELARA FOR CROHN’S DISEASE

STELARA FOR ULCERATIVE COLITIS

STELARA FOR PLAQUE PSORIASIS

STELARA FOR PSORIATIC ARTHRITIS

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