A. Tremfya® must be kept out of sight and reach of children. All injectables should be kept in a fridge (at 2 - 8°C) and in their original carton to protect them from light. Do not shake your injectable as this can damage the medication. Make sure that you remove the injectable half an hour before you intend to inject it so that it can reach the room temperature.
A. You should not use your dose if you leave it out of the fridge for more than 30 minutes.
A. Typically, Tremfya® only needs to be administered once every eight weeks. Therefore, if you travel between your scheduled doses you won’t need to take your medication with you. If you will be travelling abroad when your next dose is due, speak to your doctor and follow their recommendations. They may provide a letter which permits you to travel with prescription medication on a flight. Notify your airline in advance that you are intending to travel with your medication.
A. All patients are eligible for the Homecare Service. To sign up, discuss the type of service that is appropriate for you with your doctor. You will both complete forms to begin the registration process. View the Homecare booklet for more information.
A. No - you may prefer to receive continued nursing support to administer the medication at home. However, only a small number of patients generally require this. You may want to choose this option if you are scared of needles or have problems with using your hands effectively.
A. If you have any questions about your treatment not covered here or in the available resources, make sure you speak to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.
A. If you would like to stop taking Tremfya® you should discuss this with your doctor first. They will advise you on the best way to do this. If you stop taking it, your symptoms may come back. If you have any questions on stopping Tremfya®, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
A. You should talk to your doctor if you want to take a break from Tremfya®, as they will be the only one who can say whether stopping treatment for some time is appropriate for you.
A. If you want to become pregnant, discuss this with your doctor. The effects of taking Tremfya® while pregnant are not known.
Women of childbearing potential should use effective methods of contraception during treatment and for at least 12 weeks after treatment.
If you become pregnant, tell your healthcare professional.
A. Live vaccines should not be given while you are taking Tremfya®, whether viral or bacterial, such as BCG. Tremfya® should be stopped for at least 12 weeks after the last dose before receiving a live vaccination and resumed no less than two weeks after.2
You may be given inactivated or non-live vaccinations while taking Tremfya®.
A. If you need to arrange surgery or have surgery planned, discuss this with your doctor, who may advise that you stop your treatment temporarily.