Tremfya (guselkumab) is a prescription medication used to treat moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis in adults. It is a biologic medication that works by targeting and blocking a protein in the body that is responsible for the inflammation associated with psoriasis.
The recommended dosage of Tremfya is 100mg subcutaneously (under the skin) at week 0, followed by a dose at week 4, and then every 8 weeks thereafter. The medication is administered by a healthcare provider and is not intended for self-injection.
Tremfya is available as a prefilled syringe or a prefilled pen, which allows for easy administration. The medication should be stored in the refrigerator at a temperature between 36°F to 46°F (2°C to 8°C) and should not be frozen. Before injection, the medication should be allowed to sit at room temperature for 30 minutes.
Common side effects of Tremfya include upper respiratory tract infections, headache, injection site reactions (such as redness, swelling, itching, or pain), and diarrhea. These side effects are usually mild and go away on their own. If you experience any severe or persistent side effects, contact your healthcare provider.
Before starting Tremfya, inform your healthcare provider if you have a history of tuberculosis, have recently received a vaccine, or are currently taking any other medications. Tremfya can increase your risk of developing serious infections, so it is important to avoid exposure to people who are sick or have infections.
Pregnancy and Breastfeeding:
It is not known if Tremfya can harm an unborn baby or if it passes into breast milk. Talk to your healthcare provider if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding before starting Tremfya.
Tremfya is an effective medication for the treatment of moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis in adults. It is administered by a healthcare provider and is available as a prefilled syringe or a prefilled pen. While it may cause mild side effects, it is important to inform your healthcare provider of any severe or persistent symptoms. Follow your healthcare provider's instructions for use and storage of the medication, and avoid exposure to people who are sick or have infections.
The information provided here is for educational purposes only and does not replace the advice of a healthcare professional. It is important to consult with your healthcare provider before starting any new medication or making changes to your current treatment plan. The information provided is based on the most current information available and is subject to change as new information becomes available. The manufacturer of medication is responsible for the accuracy and completeness of the product information provided.