Shape, strength, how it’s given, and more

Ilumya (tildrakizumab-asmn) is a brand name prescription drug. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved it to treat moderate to severe plaque psoriasis in adults. These are adults who are candidates for systemic treatment or phototherapy. (Systemic therapy is a type of therapy that works throughout the body.)

The medicine comes as a solution in a single dose pre-filled syringe. It is injected subcutaneously by a healthcare professional.

Ilumya is a monoclonal antibody (a type of protein made in a laboratory). Monoclonal antibodies are designed to interact with certain parts of your immune system. They are considered biological drugs.

There are currently no biosimilar available for Ilumya. It is only available as a brand name drug.

Dosage Summary

The following table summarizes Ilumya dosages. Your doctor will determine the dosage that is best for you.

For more information on Ilumya dosage for psoriasis, including the strength of the drug and how it is administered, keep reading. For a complete overview of Ilumya, check out this article.

This article describes typical doses of Ilumya provided by the drug manufacturer. However, your doctor will prescribe the dosage of Ilumya that is right for you.

Below is Ilumya dosage information.

Ilumya form

Ilumya comes as a solution in a single dose pre-filled syringe. It is injected subcutaneously by a healthcare professional.

Ilumya’s Strength

Ilumya is available in one strength: 100 milligrams per milliliter (mg/mL).

Typical dosage

The following information describes the commonly administered or recommended dosage regimen. Your doctor will determine the best dosage based on your needs.

Each dose of Ilumya is usually 100mg. Below is a description of the typical Ilumya dosage schedule:

Long term treatment

Ilumya is meant to be a long-term treatment. If you and your doctor determine that Ilumya is safe and effective for you, you will likely receive it for the long term.

Here are some frequently asked questions about Ilumya and its dosage.

Is Ilumya prescribed with a loading dose?

Yes, Ilumya is prescribed with a loading dose. A loading dose is a larger amount of medicine given at the start of treatment.

The dose of Ilumya does not change over time. Each dose is usually 100 milligrams (mg). However, when you start treatment, you will receive two doses in 4 weeks. The first dose will be on day 1, then the second dose will be 4 weeks later. After that, you will receive one dose of Ilumya every 12 weeks.

If you have any questions about the dose you will be prescribed, talk to your doctor.

Does Ilumya dosage depend on weight?

No, Ilumya dosage does not depend on body weight. Your doctor will not use your body weight to calculate your dose of Ilumya. You will probably receive a 100 mg dose at each appointment.

Talk to your doctor if you have any questions about your Ilumya dosage.

Can I receive my maintenance (long-term) injections of Ilumya more often than once every 12 weeks?

No, it is not recommended that you receive your maintenance injections of Ilumya more than once every 12 weeks. After your first and second doses, you will receive one dose of Ilumya every 12 weeks.

For more details on how often you will receive your maintenance dose of Ilumya, talk to your doctor.

Ilumya comes as a solution in a single dose pre-filled syringe. It is injected under the skin by your doctor or other healthcare professional.

You will go to a doctor’s office or clinic to receive your injection. Your doctor will inject Ilumya under the skin of your thigh, abdomen or arm.

If you have any questions about how to inject Ilumya, talk to your doctor.

If you miss an appointment for your injection, be sure to reschedule it as soon as possible. After you receive the missed dose, you will continue with your regular schedule from that date.

To make sure you don’t miss a dose, try using a medication reminder. This can include keeping track of your appointments on a calendar. You can also download a reminder app on your phone.

The dosages in this article are typical dosages provided by the drug manufacturer. If your doctor recommends Ilumya, he will prescribe the dosage that is right for you.

If you have any questions about which dosage of Ilumya is right for you, talk to your doctor.

Apart from learning the dosage, you may want other information about Ilumya. These additional articles might be useful to you:

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