4 Doses a Year, After 2 Starter Doses
STELARA® requires the fewest yearly doses of all the biologic medications that treat psoriatic arthritis. With only 4 doses a year after 2 starter doses, you can have a full 12 weeks in between treatments.
If you have concerns about injections or being able to afford STELARA®, we have resources that can help.
Getting comfortable taking STELARA®
If you wish to administer STELARA® from the comfort of your home, you or your caregiver should receive training from your healthcare provider on the proper way to prepare and inject STELARA®. Click here to watch the self-injection video or our self-injection guide, which you can print and use, while administering STELARA® at home. You can also call Janssen CarePath at 877-CarePath (877-227-3728) if you need help or have any additional questions.
Financial concerns? We may be able to help
You may also be eligible to pay just $5 per dose for your STELARA® medication. *Call Janssen CarePath on 877-CarePath (877-227-3728) or visit Stelara.JanssenCarePathSavings.com to learn more. Don’t let cost get in the way.
Once every 12 weeks after 2 starter doses at weeks 0 and 4
Once a month
Once every four weeks (after 5 starter doses at weeks 0, 1, 2, 3, 4)
Once every other week
Once every other week after 2 injections initially and at weeks 2 and 4
Once every week
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†† For maintenance dosing, CIMZIA® 400 mg every 4 weeks can be considered.
STELARA® is a 45mg or 90mg injection given under the skin, with a small needle. When you begin treatment for your psoriatic arthritis, you’ll receive your dose at weeks 0, 4, and then receive a maintenance dose every 12 weeks. Your healthcare provider can give you the injection, or you (or a caregiver) can give the injection at your home after you have been trained properly.* You have a choice in how you receive your psoriatic arthritis treatment, and your rheumatologist can help you decide which option is right for you.
*If your rheumatologist decides that you or a caregiver may give your injections at home, you should receive training on the right way to prepare and inject STELARA®. Do not try to inject yourself until you or your caregiver has been properly trained by a healthcare provider.
There are many things to consider when selecting a medication. Ask your rheumatologist about your options and which treatment may fit your needs.
The above chart 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.