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Important Instructions for Ustekinumab

When and How to Take It

Some general considerations to keep in mind during treatment with ustekinumab include the following:
 
  • This medicine comes in injectable form. Your healthcare provider will inject it just below the skin (subcutaneously), or, if your healthcare provider approves, you may give yourself the injections. Various areas of the body may be used.
     
  • The second injection is given four weeks after the first. After that, the injections are given every 12 weeks.
     
  • The injection sites should be rotated so that the same area is not injected twice in a row.
     
  • For this medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Ustekinumab will not continue to work if you stop taking it.
     

Dosing Information

The dose that your healthcare provider administers will depend on your weight (see Ustekinumab Dosage for more information).
 

Drug Interactions With Ustekinumab

Ustekinumab can potentially interact with a few other medications (see Drug Interactions With Ustekinumab).
 

What If I Take an Overdose of Ustekinumab?

The exact effects of an overdose with ustekinumab are currently unknown (see Stelara Overdose for more information).
 

What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose?

If you miss a dose of ustekinumab, contact your healthcare provider to set up an appointment as soon as possible.
 

Storage Information

Ustekinumab should be stored upright and under refrigeration (not frozen). Before use, it should be brought to room temperature for 30 minutes.
 

Ustekinumab Drug Information

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