Stelara

Stelara is a biologic that was approved for the treatment of psoriasis in 2009 and for the treatment of psoriatic arthritis in 2013.

What is Stelara?

Stelara (also known by its generic name ustekinumab) was approved by the FDA in September 2009 for the treatment of moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis in patients ages 6 years and older. In September 2013 the FDA also approved Stelara to treat adults with active psoriatic arthritis.

Stelara is given by injection under the skin at week 0 (the first week of treatment) and week 4, and then every 12 weeks afterwards.

To learn more, please visit the Stelara website.

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