Alefacept Drug Information
Plaque psoriasis, a condition thought to be related to an overactive immune system, is characterized by thickened, swollen, and red skin, often covered with silver scales. If you have been diagnosed with a moderate-to-severe case of plaque psoriasis, your healthcare provider may recommend alefacept (Amevive®). This drug comes in the form of an injection that will be administered into a muscle once a week for 12 weeks.
Because this prescription medication is not suitable for everyone, make sure to review the prescribing information before starting treatment. For example, you should let your healthcare provider know if you have any other medical conditions or any allergies. Also, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you are currently taking any other medications, including prescription and nonprescription drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
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