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® treatment

The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) recommends that patients continue their biologic therapy unless they have tested positive for COVID-19 or their physician has told them otherwise. If you have any questions or concerns, you should speak with your doctor to determine the best course of action for your ILUMYA® treatment. Developing a plan that is specific to you will help you continue toward lasting results.

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For any health concerns or questions, we always suggest that you follow up with your physician, who understands your health and well-being. The International Psoriasis Council (IPC) and National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) recommend that patients with psoriatic disease get the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as it is available to them, as long as they do not have a contraindication such as anaphylaxis to vaccines or anaphylaxis in general.

To learn more about COVID-19 guidance, visit the IPC and NPF websites.


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, most people with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis who took ILUMYA® had clearer skin in as little as 12 weeks
  • Most people who were clearer after 7 months of treatment remained clearer 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.

Can I receive ILUMYA® if I am taking other medicines?

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®.

Can I travel while receiving 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 moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis treatment plan that is right for you.

What to expect with ILUMYA®
What results should I see with ILUMYA®?
  • Most people (6 out of 10) achieved significantly clearer skin after taking ILUMYA® for 3 months (12 weeks)
  • 8 out of 10 people who had 75% clearer skin with ILUMYA® at 7 months were still clearer after 1 year of treatment

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.

How long can results from ILUMYA® last?

With plaque psoriasis, it’s about finding a treatment that works—and lasts. In clinical studies, 9 out of 10 people who achieved clear or almost clear skin after 1 year were still seeing results 5 years later.

Paying for ILUMYA®
Does my insurance cover ILUMYA®?

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.

Is there a copay card for ILUMYA®?

The ILUMYA® Copay Program can help with your moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis treatment costs and 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 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 moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis treatment.

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.

See Terms and Conditions page for full eligibility requirements.


Our financial assistance page provides information on how to make your prescription more affordable based on your specific insurance type.

More information
How can I learn more about ILUMYA®?

Your dermatologist is the best source of information about ILUMYA®. Be sure to ask him or her any questions you might have. You can also get more information about ILUMYA® by reading the Medication Guide and full Prescribing Information.