- Are Stelara and Skyrizi the Same Thing?
- What Are Possible Side Effects of Stelara?
- What Are Possible Side Effects of Skyrizi?
- What Is Stelara?
- What Is Skyrizi?
- What Drugs Interact with Stelara?
- What Drugs Interact with Skyrizi?
- How Should Stelara Be Taken?
- How Should Skyrizi Be Taken?
Are Stelara and Skyrizi the Same Thing?
Side effects of Stelara and Skyrizi that are similar include injection site reactions (bruising, itching, pain, redness, swelling, hardening of the skin, fluid leakage, bleeding, infection, inflammation, irritation, warmth), headache, and tired feeling/fatigue.
Both Stelara and Skyrizi may interact with live vaccines such as measles/mumps/rubella (MMR), polio, rotavirus, typhoid, yellow fever, varicella (chickenpox), zoster (shingles), and nasal flu (influenza) vaccines.
Stelara may also interact with non-live vaccines (including flu shots).
What Are Possible Side Effects of Stelara?
Common side effects of Stelara include:
- injection site reactions (bruising, itching, pain, redness, swelling, and hardening of the skin),
- cold symptoms (stuffy nose, sneezing, sore throat),
- tired feeling,
- diarrhea, or
- skin rash or itching.
Stelara can affect your immune system and can lower your body's ability to fight an infection. Tell your doctor if you develop signs of an infection, such as worsening redness/swelling/tenderness at the injection site after 2 days, fever or chills, cold or flu symptoms, severe stomach pain, or persistent nausea or vomiting.
What Are Possible Side Effects of Skyrizi?
Common side effects of Skyrizi include:
- upper respiratory infections,
- injection site reactions (bruising, redness, fluid leakage, bleeding, infection, inflammation, irritation, pain, itching, swelling, warmth), and
- tinea infections (such as ringworm, athlete's foot and jock itch)
What Is Stelara?
What Is Skyrizi?
What Drugs Interact With Stelara?
Live vaccines such as the polio and flu vaccine may interact with Stelara. Tell your doctor all medications you use, all recent vaccines you have received, and all infections you have had. Stelara may weaken your body's ability to fight infections. If you are pregnant only take Stelara if clearly needed. Exercise caution if you are taking Stelara and are breastfeeding.
What Drugs Interact With Skyrizi?
Skyrizi may interact with "live" vaccines. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use and all vaccines you recently received. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant before using Skyrizi; it is unknown how it would affect a fetus. It is unknown if Skyrizi passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.
How Should Stelara Be Taken?
The recommended dosage of Stelara is either 45 mg or 90 mg given on day one, then 4 weeks later, and every 12 weeks thereafter.
How Should Skyrizi Be Taken?
The dose of Skyrizi is 150 mg (two 75 mg injections) administered by subcutaneous injection at Week 0, Week 4 and every 12 weeks thereafter.
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