Stelara (ustekinumab Injection) FAQ (cont.)
STELARA™ may improve your psoriasis but may also lower the ability of your immune system to fight infections. This may also increase your risk for certain types of cancer.
It is not known if STELARA™ is safe and effective in children.
It is not known if taking STELARA™ for more than 2 years is safe and effective.
What should I tell my doctor before receiving STELARA™?
Before receiving STELARA™, tell your doctor if you:
Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Especially tell your doctor if you take:
Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure if your medicine is one that is listed above. Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of them to show your doctor and pharmacist when you get a new medicine.
How will I receive STELARA™?
What should I avoid while receiving STELARA™?
You should not receive a live vaccine while taking STELARA™. See “What should I tell my doctor before taking STELARA™?”
What are the possible side effects of STELARA™?
STELARA™ can increase your chances of having serious side effects. See “What is the most important information I should know about STELARA™?”
Common side effects of STELARA™ include:
These are not all of the possible side effects of STELARA™. Tell your doctor about any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away. For more information, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
General information about STELARA™
Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Medication Guide.
This Medication Guide summarizes the most important information about STELARA™. If you would like more information, talk with your doctor. You can ask your doctor or pharmacist for information about STELARA™ that was written for healthcare professionals. For more information, go to www.STELARAinfo.com or call 1-800-457-6399.
What are the ingredients in STELARA™?
Active ingredient: ustekinumab
Inactive ingredients: sucrose, L-histidine, and polysorbate 80.
Manufactured by Cilag AG, Schaffhausen, Switzerland for Centocor Ortho Biotech Inc. Horsham, PA 19044
Revised September 2009
This Medication Guide has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
U.S. License No. 1821
© Centocor Ortho Biotech Inc. 2009
SOURCE: FDA; "MEDICATION GUIDE STELARATM (stel ar' a) (ustekinumab) Injection."
Last Editorial Review: 12/3/2009 12:35:45 PM