Approved Uses

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.

Otezla is a prescription medicine approved for the treatment of adult patients with active psoriatic arthritis.

Otezla is a prescription medicine approved for the treatment of adult patients with oral ulcers associated with Behçet’s Disease.

 
Otezla for moderate to severe
plaque psoriasis
Otezla for psoriatic arthritis
Otezla for oral ulcers
in Behçet’s Disease
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*Certain restrictions apply. *Certain restrictions apply; eligibility not based on income.

APPROVED USES

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.

Otezla is a prescription medicine approved for the treatment of adult patients with active psoriatic arthritis.

Otezla is a prescription medicine approved for the treatment of adult patients with oral ulcers associated with Behçet’s Disease.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

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.

Otezla is associated with an increase in depression. In clinical studies, some patients reported depression, or 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, runny nose, sneezing, or congestion, abdominal pain, 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.

Getting your Otezla prescription

Otezla is delivered by a specialty pharmacy. What does that mean? Unlike a retail pharmacy, where you go to pick up your medication, specialty pharmacies deliver your Otezla straight to your door. To learn more, check out the video below, or scroll down to read on.

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From your doctor’s office to your doorstep

We’ll walk you through everything you need to know about starting Otezla.

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“What’s a specialty pharmacy?”

A specialty pharmacy is a type of pharmacy that specializes in distributing medicines for chronic diseases. Usually, getting a medication from a specialty pharmacy means it’ll be delivered straight to your home.

Otezla comes from a specialty pharmacy

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Step 1

Your doctor will send your prescription to a specialty pharmacy. This may take a few days—your specialty pharmacy may need to get prior authorization from your insurance company before they approve your prescription. Either way, don’t worry! SupportPlus™ will work directly with your insurance company and specialty pharmacy to fill your prescription.

Identify your specialty pharmacy. If you don’t know the name of your specialty pharmacy, or don’t think you have one, give your doctor’s office a call. The staff there can help.

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Step 2

Your specialty pharmacy will call you to set up delivery of your prescription. This call will come from an unfamiliar number—be sure to pick up the phone! Don't worry if you don't hear from your specialty pharmacy right away. They may need to call your insurance company first. If you don't hear from them within a week or so after being prescribed Otezla, call SupportPlus™ at 1-844-4OTEZLA and we can help.

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While they're on the phone, ask your specialty pharmacy about the $0 co-pay* offer for Otezla.

What if your insurance company denies your prescription?

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Don't worry! If you receive a denial letter from your insurance company, contact your specialty pharmacy and let them know so they can work toward getting your prescription approved. They may already be working with your doctor to appeal the insurance company's denial letter. If you have any questions, or need a hand, give SupportPlus™ a call at 1-844-4OTEZLA. We're here to help. Learn more about Otezla SupportPlus.

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Step 3

Otezla will be delivered to your home. Once your specialty pharmacy receives approval from your insurance company, they will fill the prescription and send your Otezla directly to you, so you can continue taking it as directed by your doctor.

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Want help tracking your progress?

*The Otezla Co-Pay Card is for eligible commercially insured patients. Terms, conditions, and program maximums apply. Other restrictions may apply. Please see full Terms and Conditions. This program is not open to patients receiving prescription reimbursement under any federal, state, or government-funded healthcare program. Not valid where prohibited by law. Patients who are not eligible can call 1-844-4OTEZLA to discuss other financial assistance opportunities.

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*Certain restrictions apply. *Certain restrictions apply; eligibility not based on income.

APPROVED USES

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.

Otezla is a prescription medicine approved for the treatment of adult patients with active psoriatic arthritis.

Otezla is a prescription medicine approved for the treatment of adult patients with oral ulcers associated with Behçet’s Disease.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

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.

Otezla is associated with an increase in depression. In clinical studies, some patients reported depression, or 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, runny nose, sneezing, or congestion, abdominal pain, 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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