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Active ingredients: ustekinumab
What it is used for
Plaque Psoriasis,Adults - STELARA is indicated for the treatment of adult patients (18 years or older) with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis who are candidates for phototherapy or systemic therapy.,Paediatric population, 6 years and older - STELARA is indicated for the treatment of moderate to severe plaque psoriasis in children and adolescent patients from 6 years of age who are inadequately controlled by, or are intolerant to, other systemic therapies or phototherapies.,Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA),STELARA, alone or in combination with methotrexate, is indicated for the treatment of signs and symptoms of active psoriatic arthritis in adult patients (18 years and older) where response to previous non-biological DMARD therapy has been inadequate.,Crohns Disease,STELARA is indicated for the treatment of adult patients with moderately to severely active Crohns disease who have had an inadequate response, lost response, or were intolerant to either conventional therapy or a TNF alpha antagonist or have medical contraindications to such therapies.,Ulcerative Colitis,STELARA is indicated for the treatment of adult patients with moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis.
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Subcutaneous. This medicine is injected, usually with a short needle or pen-like device, into the fat just beneath the skin.
- Store at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius
- Do not Freeze
- Protect from Light
- Shelf lifetime is 2 Years.
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Glass vial stoppered with a coated stopper. Colourless to light yellow solution.
Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
Is this medicine subsidised?
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on March 1, 2021. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient ustekinumab
You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.
Consumer Medicines Information (CMI)
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Reporting side effects
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You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems
ACD A-Z of Skin - Biologic treatments used in dermatology
Biologics are medications made from human or animal proteins. They are designed to specifically target biologic pathways that cause inflammation in the skin and other organs.
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Psoriasis - MyDr.com.au
Psoriasis causes red, scaly patches of skin that may be sore or itchy. The patches mostly affect the knees, elbows, lower back and scalp.
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Crohn's disease: symptoms, causes and treatments
Crohn's disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease that causes symptoms such as diarrhoea and cramping abdominal pain. While there is currently no cure, there are treatments available.
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