Clinical trials included patients who failed or were intolerant to other medications, including a biologic, prior to STELARA®. After only one IV dose of STELARA®, the majority of patients who were new to or had not failed a biologic found rapid relief from their Crohn’s disease symptoms in just 6 weeks, with noticeable improvement as early as 3 weeks* for some. Additionally, the majority of patients were in remission at 1 year after responding to the induction dose and continuing treatment with STELARA®.
*Symptom improvement was measured differently at weeks 3 and 6.
The legacy of STELARA®
of clinical research and
10+ years on the market
treated in the US with STELARA® for Crohn's disease and other indications
for Crohn’s disease in the US
What is STELARA® and how does it work?
- STELARA® is a prescription biologic medicine
- Many biologics are made from proteins, genes, or antibodies
- Some biologics target enzymes or proteins that may cause inflammation—like the inflammation thought to cause Crohn’s disease symptoms
STELARA® works differently
There are many different naturally occurring proteins in the body that contribute to inflammation. Patients with Crohn's disease are found to have elevated levels of two of these proteins, IL-12 and IL-23.
STELARA® is the only FDA-approved medicine that targets IL-12 and IL-23, which are thought to be associated with gastrointestinal inflammation in Crohn's disease.
Learn about dosing with STELARA®
Start with a
one-time IV infusion
STELARA® treatment starts with a one-time intravenous (IV) infusion that provides the amount of medication based on your body weight and is administered by a medical professional in a comfortable setting. It takes at least 1 hour to receive the full dose of medicine.
Keep going with
After the one-time IV infusion, you will receive STELARA® as an injection under the skin (subcutaneous injection) every 8 weeks. There are 6 injections during the first year of treatment. Your doctor can administer at his or her office, or your doctor will decide if you or a caregiver may give your injections of STELARA® at home.
STELARA® is intended for use under the guidance and supervision of your doctor. If your doctor decides that you or a caregiver may give your injections of STELARA® at home, you should receive training on the right way to prepare and inject STELARA®.
The STELARA® dosing difference
First 52 weeks of therapy after starter doses
ONE 90 MG INJECTION
EVERY 8 WEEKS
After 1 starter IV infusion, which should take at least one hour.
ONE 40 MG INJECTION
EVERY OTHER WEEK
After 2 injections of 80 mg on day 1, then 1 injection of 80 mg on day 15. Dosing with citrate-free HUMIRA®.
STELARA® is a prescription medicine used to treat adults 18 years and older with moderately to severely active Crohn's disease who have already taken other medicine that did not work well enough or they could not tolerate it.
HUMIRA® is a prescription medicine used to reduce signs and symptoms, and to achieve and maintain clinical remission in adults with moderate to severe Crohn's disease who have not responded well to certain other medications. HUMIRA® is also used to reduce signs and symptoms and achieve clinical remission in these adults who have also lost response to or are unable to tolerate infliximab.
While these factors are important, there are additional considerations for selecting treatment. Please talk to your doctor about treatment options and what might be right for you.
This presentation is not intended to compare the safety and effectiveness of these treatments. Please refer to each product’s full Prescribing Information for recommended dosing and administration.
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Ask your doctor about the benefits and risks of STELARA®. Prescription medications, including STELARA®, have possible risks involved with treatment, so it’s important to discuss them with your doctor.
STELARA® is not for everyone; only your doctor can decide if it's right for you. STELARA® is a prescription medicine that affects your immune system. It can increase your chance of having serious side effects including serious infections, cancer, serious allergic reactions, lung inflammation, and a rare condition called reversible posterior leukoencephalopathy syndrome.
These are not all the possible side effects of STELARA®.
Please read the Important Safety Information located at the bottom of the screen and the Medication Guide for STELARA® to learn more about these and other risks for STELARA®. Discuss any questions you have with your doctor.
In clinical studies, the most common side effects were:
- upper respiratory infections
- vaginal yeast infections
- urinary tract infections
- redness at the injection site
These are not all of the possible side effects of STELARA®. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
You should not receive a live vaccine while taking STELARA®. Before receiving STELARA®, tell your doctor if you have recently received or are scheduled to receive an immunization (vaccine). Tell your doctor if anyone in your house needs a vaccine. The viruses used in some types of vaccines can spread to people with a weakened immune system, and can cause serious problems. You should not receive the BCG vaccine during the one year before taking STELARA® or one year after you stop taking STELARA®.
right for you?
Ask your doctor today.
Is STELARA® right for you?
Ask your doctor today.
When it comes to getting control of your Crohn’s symptoms, you are your own best advocate. The road to remission starts with an open and honest conversation with your doctor.