An immunosuppressive monoclonal antibody - It is used to help relieve the symptoms of psoriasis
What if I miss a dose?If you miss a dose, contact your healthcare provider to find out when to take your next dose and what schedule to follow after that. Do not take double or extra doses.
What may interact with this medicine?
This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non- prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.
What should I watch for while using this medicine?See your healthcare provider regularly while using this medicine. Your healthcare provider may do blood tests including platelet counts before and during treatment to check the effect of this medicine on your body. Do not change your dose or stop taking this medicine without talking with your healthcare provider.
This medicine may decrease your body's ability to fight infections. Call your doctor or health care professional if you have a fever, chills, sore throat, or other symptoms of a cold or flu. Do not treat these symptoms yourself. Try to avoid being around people who are sick.
This medicine may increase your risk to bruise or bleed. Call your doctor or health care professional if you notice any unusual bleeding. Be careful not to cut, bruise or injure yourself because you may get an infection and bleed more than usual.
After you stop taking this medication, some side effects can continue and some may not occur until years after the medicine was taken. These effects can include the development of certain types of cancer. Discuss this possibility with your doctor or health care professional.
Some patients have experienced worsening of their condition or new forms of psoriasis while taking this medicine. Tell your healthcare provider right away if your psoriasis gets worse or if you see any new rashes during or after treatment.
You should not receive vaccines while using this medicine. Efalizumab may prevent a vaccine from working. Talk to your health care provider if you need to receive a vaccine while using this medicine.