This medication is used to treat plaque psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. Guselkumab belongs to a class of drugs known as monoclonal antibodies. It works by blocking a certain natural substance in your body (interleukin-23) that may cause inflammation and swelling. Guselkumab can help lessen the red, scaly, itchy patches of skin caused by plaque psoriasis and lessen the pain and swelling in the joints caused by psoriatic arthritis.
How to use Guselkumab Syringe
Read the Medication Guide and Instructions for Use provided by your pharmacist before you start using guselkumab and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Before treatment with this medication, your doctor will test you for tuberculosis (TB). Your doctor should also monitor you for symptoms of TB during and after treatment with this drug. If needed, treatment for tuberculosis or other infections should be given before receiving this medication.
This medication is given by injection under your skin as directed by your doctor. You may receive your first dose in the doctor's office. After the first dose, another dose is usually given 4 weeks later, followed by doses every 8 weeks. The injection is given in the upper arms, thighs, or abdomen (at least 2 inches from your belly button). Follow your doctor's instructions carefully.
If you are using this medication at home, learn all preparation and usage instructions from your health care professional and the product instructions. Wash your hands before using this medication. Remove the medication from the refrigerator 30 minutes before you inject it to allow it to reach room temperature. Do not warm up this medication any other way such as by heating in the microwave, placing in hot water, or leaving it in direct sunlight. Do not shake the medication. The medication should be colorless to light yellow. It may contain small white or clear particles. Before using, check this product visually for cloudiness, large particles, or discoloration. If you see any of these things, do not use the liquid. Before injecting each dose, clean the injection site with rubbing alcohol. Change the injection site each time to lessen injury under the skin. Do not inject into skin that is tender, bruised, red, hard, thick, scaly, or affected by psoriasis. To lessen bruising, do not rub the injection site after a shot. Learn how to store and discard medical supplies safely.
Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. It may help to mark your calendar with a reminder.
Tell your doctor if your condition does not get better or if it gets worse.
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