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Generic: ustekinumab
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It is used to treat plaque psoriasis
               



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What is this medicine?

USTEKINUMAB is used to treat plaque psoriasis. It is not a cure.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

- cancer
- diabetes
- immune system problems
- infection (especially a virus infection such as chickenpox, cold sores, or herpes)or history of infections
- receiving or have received allergy shots
- recently received or scheduled to receive a vaccine
- tuberculosis, a positive skin test for tuberculosis, or have recently been in close contact with someone who has tuberculosis
- an unusual reaction to ustekinumab, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
- pregnant or trying to get pregnant
- breast- feeding

How should I use this medicine?

This medicine is for injection under the skin. You will be taught how to prepare and give this medicine. Use exactly as directed. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed.

It is important that you put your used needles and syringes in a special sharps container. Do not put them in a trash can. If you do not have a sharps container, call your pharmacist or healthcare provider to get one.

A special MedGuide will be given to you by the pharmacist with each prescription and refill. Be sure to read this information carefully each time.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

Overdosage: If you think you've taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

               
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