You may have questions about ILUMYA™. Here are answers to some common questions people have about treatment with ILUMYA™. Remember, your dermatologist is the best source of information about your treatment.
ILUMYA™ will be given by your doctor as an injection in your thigh, stomach area, or upper arm.
Because your dermatologist will give you ILUMYA™, it is important to keep all your appointments. If you miss an appointment, schedule another as soon as possible. This will help make sure that you get the right amount of ILUMYA™ at the right time.
Treatment begins with 2 initial doses. Your dermatologist will give your initial dose right away. You will receive the second dose about 1 month (4 weeks) later.
After your dermatologist gives you the second dose, you will receive ILUMYA™ every 3 months (12 weeks). That means you only have to receive ILUMYA™ 4 times per year, a schedule many people find convenient.
Plaque psoriasis is a chronic condition, which means that it needs a treatment that lasts.
- In clinical studies, some people with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis who took ILUMYA™ had clearer skin in as little as 4 weeks
- Most people who were clear after 7 months of treatment remained clear for up to 3 years
Talk with your dermatologist about starting ILUMYA™. For most people, skin cleared within the first 2 doses and kept clearing. Ask your dermatologist if ILUMYA™ can give you the clearer skin you’ve been waiting for.
Before starting treatment with ILUMYA™, be sure to tell your dermatologist about all medicines you are taking. Mention prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
Because ILUMYA™ works on a part of your immune system, you should not receive live vaccines while using ILUMYA™.
Yes, you can travel while receiving ILUMYA™. However, you will need to keep your dosing schedule and appointments in mind.
After your 2 initial doses, you only need to go back to the dermatologist’s office 4 times a year (every 12 weeks) to receive your dose of ILUMYA™. What you do—and where you go—during the rest of the time is up to you!
Talk with your dermatologist about your schedule so you can work together on a treatment plan that is right for you.
- In clinical studies, some people saw results in as few as 4 weeks
- Most people (6 out of 10) achieved significantly clearer skin after taking ILUMYA™ for 3 months (12 weeks)
- After 7 months (28 weeks) of treatment, nearly 8 in 10 people had clearer skin
Because plaque psoriasis is a chronic condition, try not to be discouraged if you don’t see results right away. In clinical studies, many people taking ILUMYA™ kept seeing better results over time.
Staying with your treatment plan is important. That means keeping your appointments and receiving ILUMYA™ every 3 months (12 weeks), even after your skin starts to look better.
With plaque psoriasis, it’s about finding a treatment that works — and lasts. In clinical studies, most people taking ILUMYA™ who had 75% clearer skin at 7 months (28 weeks) were still clearer after 2 years of treatment.
After you and your dermatologist decide to start ILUMYA™, a team member at ILUMYA SUPPORT Lighting the Way™ can work with your dermatologist’s office to find out about your insurance coverage. Once we learn more, we will contact you with the results.
The ILUMYA™ Copay Program can help make paying for ILUMYA™ more affordable.
- People who qualify for the ILUMYA™ Copay Program pay just $5* per dose
- This program is available for eligible patients with commercial healthcare insurance, also called private healthcare insurance
The ILUMYA™ Copay Program uses a Digital Copay Card that can be accessed by email and at ILUMYA.com at any time. This means you don’t have to carry an actual card or worry about having one on hand during visits to receive your medication.
*The ILUMYA™ Copay Program has a maximum benefit of $16,000 per calendar year. Not valid for patients without commercial insurance coverage or if prescription is paid for by any state or federally funded healthcare program, including but not limited to Medicare, Medicaid, VA, DOD, or TRICARE. Available to US, Guam, Virgin Islands, or Puerto Rico residents only. Additional Terms and Conditions apply.