What is Aprezo® Apremilast Tablet (Otezla generic)?
Apremilast, sold under the brand name Otezla among others, is a medication for the treatment of certain types of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. It may also be useful for other immune system-related inflammatory diseases. The drug acts as a selective inhibitor of the enzyme phosphodiesterase 4 (PDE4) and inhibits the spontaneous production of TNF-alpha from human rheumatoid synovial cells.
- After just 4 months, Apremilast 30mg is proven to help some people with psoriatic arthritis have less joint swelling, tenderness, and pain. It also is proven to improve the ability to perform physical activities of daily living.
- The Apremilast 30mg Prescribing Information has no requirement for initial or routine blood tests, so once your doctor prescribes Apremilast, you can get started.
- Apremilast 30mg is a pill that works inside the body to help reduce inflammation.
Aprezo 30mg Tablet is used in the treatment of moderate to severe plaque psoriasis which is a type of skin condition. This medicine is used when other conventional treatments cannot be used or if the patient is not responsive or intolerant to any of these treatments.
Aprezo 30mg Tablet can be taken with or without food. Take it regularly and do not stop taking the medicine even if you get better until that doctor tells you it is alright to stop. You may need to monitor your weight regularly while taking the medicine as it may cause weight loss.
Using this medicine may cause a few common side effects such as nausea, diarrhea, and vomiting. If these side effects persist or get worse, let your doctor know. Your doctor may help with ways to reduce or prevent these symptoms by prescribing you an alternative medicine or by adjusting the dose.
To make sure the medicine is safe for you, before taking this medicine, let your doctor know all the other medicines you are taking. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, consult your doctor first before taking this medicine.
In Plaque psoriasis. Plaque psoriasis is the most common form of psoriasis, a condition where the skin cells in the body grow too quickly and form scales and dry patches. They can grow anywhere, but most appear on the scalp, elbows, knees, and lower back. Aprezo 30mg Tablet reduces the scaly, itchy patches which may develop on the different parts of the body. It may take several months to become fully effective. You should avoid drinking alcohol while having this treatment and drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.