Application: Rheumatoid arthritis – Plaque psoriasis – Crohn’s disease
Ustekinumab drug forms
Ustekinumab Drug Information
Ostequinum is used to reduce the pain and swelling of certain inflammatory diseases (such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis) and certain intestinal diseases (Crohn’s disease). Ustekinumab reduces inflammation by blocking interleukin-12 and interleukin-23 (a substance made by the body that causes inflammation). Ostequinum does not cure the disease, but it does help reduce the symptoms of the disease. This drug can help reduce the number of plaques in plaque psoriasis, pain and swelling in arthritis and heartburn and cramps in Crohn’s disease.
The correct amount and method of taking Ustekinumab
- Read the package leaflet carefully before starting treatment with this medicine. This brochure will help you to get comprehensive medication information about the drug and its possible side effects.
- The dose and amount of Ustekinumab varies from person to person; Use the medicine exactly as your doctor advised. The doctor will prescribe the appropriate dose of medication based on the patient’s age, weight and condition.
- It is injected subcutaneously and intravenously.
- For the treatment of psoriasis, the patient is usually given the second dose 4 weeks after receiving the first dose (subcutaneous injection) and then 3 months later the patient should receive another dose.
- For the treatment of Crohn’s disease, the first dose of this drug is given by a doctor by intravenous injection. The patient will then have a subcutaneous injection every 8 weeks.
- The solution for injection is colorless or pale yellow, if the solution is cloudy, avoid injecting it.
- Do not shake the solution before injection.
- Ostkinomab should not be injected into an area of skin that has been bruised, infected, or injured.
- Before injecting this medicine, clean the area and drink alcohol.
- Try not to miss a dose of Ustekinumab.
- Note the expiration date of Ostkinomab and do not take it if
- your medicine has expired.
- Never give Ustekinumab to another person, even if you have the same symptoms.
- Check for drug interactions with Ostkinomab, and if you are taking a drug that interacts with this drug, talk to your doctor about using your medications.
Ustekinumab during pregnancy and lactation
During pregnancy and lactation, you should not use the drug arbitrarily and without consulting your doctor. Ostequinumbe may be dangerous for the fetus during pregnancy.
The effect of Ustekinumab on driving
Austinomab does not change your vision or drowsiness, you do not need to avoid driving if you do not have these symptoms.
Ustekinumab drug interaction
Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist.
Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.
Ostequinumbe may interact with the following drugs: Some live vaccines (such as measles, chickenpox, polio, BCG, and flu)
Warning about taking Ustekinumab
Some medications may not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best for your doctor to be aware of the following before taking ostekinum:
- If you are pregnant, planning to have a baby, or if you are breast-feeding.
- If you have a history of a specific infection (tuberculosis (tuberculosis), hepatitis B).
- If you have a history of cancer.
- If you are taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor’s prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.
- If you have a history of an allergic reaction to a drug.
Side effects of Ustekinumab
All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away shortly after taking the medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the physician should be informed:
- Itching, swelling, redness and pain at the injection site: disappear within 1-2 days after injection.
- back ache
- Sore throat
- Sinus pain
- Fever, chills, persistent sore throat, persistent cough, difficulty breathing, frequent urination, unusual vaginal discharge, heartburn: See a doctor right away if you have any of these symptoms.
Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel may be due to the use of Ustekinumab.
Side effects of Ustekinumab overdose (Ustekinumab poisoning)
- Do not take more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.
- If you feel that someone has been poisoned and you have symptoms such as shortness of breath, fainting and weakness (fainting), call the emergency room immediately.
Storage conditions of Ustekinumab
- Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.
- Store the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.