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Skyrizi pen

Generic name: risankizumab [ris-an-kiz-ue-mab]

Brand names: skyrizi, skyrizi pen
Drug class: interleukin inhibitors

What is a Skyrizi pen?

Skyrizi pen can be used by adults alone or in combination to treat moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis and active psoriatic arthritis. The skyrizi pen can also be used to treat crohn’s disease in adults. The skyrizi pen can be used in other ways not mentioned in this guide.

Side effects of Skyrizi pen

If you experience any of the following symptoms of an allergic reaction, seek immediate medical attention: difficulty breathing, swelling in your face, lips, or throat, or hives.

If you experience any of the following symptoms, consult with a doctor immediately:

  • Sore throat, fever, chills, and night sweats
  • Red or swollen gums and mouth sores are common.
  • Pale skin, easy bruising, and unusual bleeding
  • Chest discomfort, dry cough, or hack. Rapid weight loss.

Call your doctor immediately if you:

  • Nausea, vomiting, skin rash,
  • Liver problems: loss of appetite, nausea, fatigue, itching (upper right), dark urine, clay-coloured stools, jaundice

You may need to delay taking further doses until the infection has cleared.

Skyrizi pen side effects may include:

  • Fever, headache, tiredness;
  • Backache and joint pain.
  • Cold symptoms such as stuffy noses, sneezing and sore throats;
  • Pain and burning when you urinate
  • Fungal skin infection;
  • Low red blood cell count (anemia)
  • Pain, bruising, or swelling where the medicine has been injected

There may be other side effects. For medical advice on side effects, call your doctor. The fda can be contacted at 1-800-fda-1088 to report side effects.

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You could get more serious infections, such as tuberculosis. If you experience flu symptoms such as coughing, night sweats, neck stiffness or confusion, contact your physician immediately. Your doctor will test you before you use the skyrizi pen for tuberculosis and other infections.

Before you take this drug

Skyrizi pen should not be used by anyone who is allergic to the product. Tell your doctor before you use skyrizi pen if you experience any symptoms of infection, such as fevers, chills, and coughs; body aches or fatigue; sores or wounds on the skin; diarrhea; stomach discomfort; weight loss; or painful urination.

Notify your doctor of any travel plans or potential exposure to tuberculosis. You may have contracted an infection while traveling to certain regions of the world.

Tell your doctor if:

  • An active or chronic infection
  • Tuberculosis, or if someone in your family has it,
  • Have you recently or will shortly receive a vaccine?
  • Liver disease.

Skyrizi pen can only be used if you have all your vaccines up to date. Skyrizi pen is not known to harm unborn babies. Inform your doctor immediately if you are pregnant or planning on becoming pregnant.

You may find your name on a registry for pregnant women to monitor the effects of risankizumab. Ask your doctor if you can safely breastfeed when using the skyrizi pen.

How to take the Skyrizi pen?

Read all instructions or guides that come with your medication and follow all directions. Follow the directions on the label. Skyrizi pen can be injected by a healthcare professional over a period of 1 hour. In general, the first three infusions should be spaced four weeks apart. The treatment is continued with a dose administered under the skin every eight weeks by using an injector placed on the body.

Skyrizi pen can also be injected into the skin using a prefilled syringe. If you have difficulty injecting an injection, seek advice from your pharmacist or physician. Oprep only your injection when you are ready to administer it. If the medication is cloudy or has changed color, call your pharmacist. Never reuse a syringe or needle. Put them in a "sharps container" that is puncture-proof, and dispose of the sharps according to local or state laws. Keep away from children and pets.

You will be shown by your healthcare provider where to inject the skyrizi pen.avoid repeating injections in the same area and never inject into hard, red or swollen skin. Furthermore, no product should be injected within two inches of your navel. You could get infected more easily. This includes serious infections that can be fatal. You'll need to undergo frequent medical tests. Your doctor may perform a test to determine if you have tuberculosis or any other infection. Your liver will require frequent blood tests.

Keep the original packaging in the refrigerator. Avoid direct light exposure and do not shake or freeze yourself. Follow the instructions and let the medicine reach room temperature. Warm the medicine using hot water, sunlight, or a microwave. After one use, throw away any skyrizi pens that have been damaged, frozen, or dropped.

What happens if i miss the dose?

Skyrizi pen is not likely to be missed in a medical setting.

Use the other brands as soon as possible, then return to your normal schedule. Never take two doses of the same medication at once.

What happens if i overdose?

Call 1-800-222-1222 for poison help or seek immediate medical attention.

What should be avoided?

You could get a serious infection if you receive a "live vaccine". Live vaccines are available for measles (mmr), rubella, mumps (mmr), yellow fever, rotavirus (typhoid), varicella (shingles), typhoid (typhoid), rotavirus (typhoid), syphilis (yellow fever), syphilis (shingles), zoster (shingles), syphilis (shingles),

Interaction with other drug

Skyrizi pen may be affected by other drugs, such as prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Inform your physician of any medications you are currently taking.



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