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Otezla for psoriatic arthritis
Otezla for moderate to severe
plaque psoriasis
or psoriatic arthritis
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*Certain restrictions apply. *Certain restrictions apply; eligibility not based on income.

APPROVED USE

Otezla® (apremilast) is a prescription medicine approved for the treatment of adult patients with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis for whom phototherapy or systemic therapy is appropriate.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

Do not take Otezla if you are allergic to apremilast or to any of the ingredients in Otezla.

Otezla can cause severe diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting, especially within the first few weeks of treatment. Use in elderly patients and the use of certain medications with Otezla appears to increase the risk of having diarrhea, nausea, or vomiting. Tell your doctor if any of these conditions occur.

Otezla is associated with an increase in depression. In clinical studies, some patients reported depression and suicidal behavior while taking Otezla. Some patients stopped taking Otezla due to depression. Before starting Otezla, tell your doctor if you have had feelings of depression, or suicidal thoughts or behavior. Be sure to tell your doctor if any of these symptoms or other mood changes develop or worsen during treatment with Otezla.

Some patients taking Otezla lost body weight. Your doctor should monitor your weight regularly. If unexplained or significant weight loss occurs, your doctor will decide if you should continue taking Otezla.

Some medicines may make Otezla less effective, and should not be taken with Otezla. Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and nonprescription medicines.

Side effects of Otezla include diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, upper respiratory tract infection, tension headache, and headache. These are not all the possible side effects with Otezla. Ask your doctor about other potential side effects. Tell your doctor about any side effect that bothers you or does not go away.

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or planning to breastfeed. Otezla has not been studied in pregnant women or in women who are breastfeeding.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-332-1088.

Please click here for Full Prescribing Information for Otezla.

With Otezla, 75% clearer skin is achievable after just 4 months with reduced redness, thickness, and scaliness of plaques.

The most common side effects of Otezla were diarrhea, nausea, upper respiratory tract infection, tension headache, and headache.

Meet Sarah

Sarah loves fly fishing, but her plaque psoriasis started to feel like a distraction. After a few months on Otezla, Sarah began to notice reduced symptoms on her scalp and elbows.

Watch to see how Sarah is doing today.

See Before & After photos on Otezla.com

Patients and physicians alike have chosen Otezla in hopes of achieving a possible Otezla Moment: An instance when treatment may manifest in results.

Hear from people living with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis who had their Otezla moment:

“I had my Otezla moment when I opened my closet and realized that nothing was off-limits for me.”
—Sarah, Actual Otezla patient

“My Otezla moment was when I didn’t feel the need to cover up: I felt comfortable rolling up my sleeves again.”
—Eddie, Actual Otezla patient
Anita’s Story (Patient Testimonial)
A dermatologist’s perspective

Patients aren’t the only ones who can have an Otezla Moment.

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An Otezla Moment is different for everyone

See how Sarah and Eddie describe their moments in this video.

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Did you know?

Otezla also has results in moderate
to severe scalp psoriasis.

See otezla scalp results

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APPROVED USE

Otezla® (apremilast) is a prescription medicine approved for the treatment of adult patients with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis for whom phototherapy or systemic therapy is appropriate.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

Do not take Otezla if you are allergic to apremilast or to any of the ingredients in Otezla.

Otezla can cause severe diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting, especially within the first few weeks of treatment. Use in elderly patients and the use of certain medications with Otezla appears to increase the risk of having diarrhea, nausea, or vomiting. Tell your doctor if any of these conditions occur.

Otezla is associated with an increase in depression. In clinical studies, some patients reported depression and suicidal behavior while taking Otezla. Some patients stopped taking Otezla due to depression. Before starting Otezla, tell your doctor if you have had feelings of depression, or suicidal thoughts or behavior. Be sure to tell your doctor if any of these symptoms or other mood changes develop or worsen during treatment with Otezla.

Some patients taking Otezla lost body weight. Your doctor should monitor your weight regularly. If unexplained or significant weight loss occurs, your doctor will decide if you should continue taking Otezla.

Some medicines may make Otezla less effective, and should not be taken with Otezla. Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and nonprescription medicines.

Side effects of Otezla include diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, upper respiratory tract infection, tension headache, and headache. These are not all the possible side effects with Otezla. Ask your doctor about other potential side effects. Tell your doctor about any side effect that bothers you or does not go away.

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or planning to breastfeed. Otezla has not been studied in pregnant women or in women who are breastfeeding.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-332-1088.

Please click here for Full Prescribing Information.

Important Safety Information

See more

You must not take Otezla if you are allergic to apremilast or to any of the ingredients in Otezla.

Otezla can cause severe diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting, especially within the first few weeks of treatment. Use in elderly patients and the use of certain medications with Otezla appears to increase the risk of having diarrhea, nausea, or vomiting. Tell your doctor if any of these conditions occur.

 

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