Your one-stop source for psoriasis resources

If your psoriasis is slowing you down, you're not alone. In fact, there are places you can learn more about psoriasis and its treatment, and connect with other people with psoriasis.


National Psoriasis Foundation

Psoriasis.org

The National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) is a non-profit organization that helps people manage their psoriasis. Visit the NPF website for the helpful tools and resources listed below.

National Psoriasis Foundation Patient Navigation Center

Psoriasis.org/navigationcenter

Find out how NPF “patient navigators” can help guide you on your treatment journey. Whether preparing for a visit with your healthcare provider or connecting you with others who are living with psoriasis—see how the Patient Navigation Center can help.

For more information about the Patient Navigation Center, send an email to education@psoriasis.org or call 1-800-723-9166.1-800-723-9166.

Talk Psoriasis Support Group

Inspire.com/groups/talk-psoriasis

A support and discussion group where you can connect with other psoriasis sufferers.

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)

NIAMS.NIH.gov

The NIAMS is a division of the US National Institutes of Health, supporting research for psoriasis and other skin conditions. Learn more about the causes of plaque psoriasis. Find out about research that’s happening every day. And keep up with the science behind treatment.

Reference to third-party sites is provided as a convenience. These sites are provided for information only and no sponsorship or endorsement by, or affiliation with, the owners is implied.

Indication and Important Safety Information

What is SILIQ?

SILIQ™ injection is a prescription medicine used to treat adults with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis:

  • who may benefit from injections or pills (systemic therapy) or phototherapy (treatment using ultraviolet light treatment) and
  • who have tried another systemic therapy that didn’t work or stopped working

It is not known if SILIQ is safe and effective in children.

What is the most important information I should know about SILIQ?

Suicidal thoughts or behavior: Some patients taking SILIQ have had suicidal thoughts or ended their own lives. This risk is higher if you have a history of suicidal thoughts or depression. It is not known if SILIQ causes these thoughts or actions. Get medical help right away if you or a family member notices that you have any of the following symptoms:

  • new or worsening depression, anxiety, or mood problems
  • thoughts of suicide, dying, or hurting yourself
  • attempt to commit suicide, or acting on dangerous impulses
  • other unusual changes in your behavior or mood

Your healthcare provider will give you a SILIQ patient/wallet card about symptoms that need medical attention right away. Carry the card with you during treatment with SILIQ and show it to all of your healthcare providers.

Serious Infections: SILIQ may lower the ability of your immune system to fight infections and may increase your risk of infections.

  • Your healthcare provider should check you for tuberculosis (TB) before starting treatment with SILIQ and may treat you for TB before starting SILIQ if you have TB or a history of it
  • You and your healthcare provider need to watch closely for signs and symptoms of infection during treatment with SILIQ, including fever, sweats, chills, shortness of breath, stomach issues, muscle aches, cough, sore throat or trouble swallowing, warm/red/painful skin sores, burning while urinating or more frequent urination

Who should not use SILIQ?

Do not use SILIQ if you have Crohn’s disease. Tell your healthcare provider if you develop diarrhea, bloody stools, stomach pain or cramping, sudden or uncontrollable bowel movements, loss of appetite, constipation, weight loss, fever or tiredness as these may be symptoms of Crohn’s disease.

Before starting SILIQ, tell your healthcare provider if you:

  • have a history of mental health problems, including suicidal thoughts, depression, anxiety, or mood problems
  • have an infection that does not go away or keeps coming back
  • have TB or have been in close contact with someone with TB
  • have recently received or are scheduled to receive an immunization (vaccine). You should avoid getting live vaccines while being treated with SILIQ
  • are or plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding or plan to do so. It is unknown if SILIQ can harm your unborn or newborn baby

Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

How should I use SILIQ?

See the detailed “Instructions for Use” that come with your SILIQ for information on the right way to store, prepare, and give your SILIQ injections at home, and how to properly throw away (dispose of) used SILIQ prefilled syringes. Use SILIQ exactly as your healthcare provider tells you to use it.

What are possible side effects of SILIQ?

SILIQ may cause serious side effects. See “What is the most important information I should know about SILIQ?” and “Who should not take SILIQ?”

The most common side effects of SILIQ include:

  • Joint pain
  • Headache
  • Tiredness
  • Diarrhea
  • Mouth or throat pain
  • Nausea
  • Muscle pain
  • Injection site reactions
  • Flu
  • Low white blood cell count
  • (neutropenia)
  • Fungal infections of the skin

Call your doctor for medical advice on side effects. You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to FDA at www.fda.gov/MedWatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Click here for full Prescribing Information, including Boxed Warning about suicidal ideation and behavior, and Medication Guide.

*Only patients meeting the eligibility criteria, including specified household income thresholds and residency requirements, can participate in the SILIQ Patient Assistance Program. Click here for full eligibility terms and conditions.

*This offer is only valid for patients with commercial insurance. Patients whose commercial insurance does not cover SILIQ will pay more. These savings offers are not valid for any person eligible for reimbursement of prescriptions, in whole or in part, by any federal, state or other governmental programs, including, but not limited to, Medicare (including Medicare Advantage and Part A, B and D Plans), Medicaid, TRICARE, Veterans Administration or Department of Defense health coverage, CHAMPUS, the Puerto Rico Government Health Insurance Plan, or any other federal or state health care programs. Click here for full eligibility terms and conditions.

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Indication and Important Safety Information

What is SILIQ?

SILIQ™ injection is a prescription medicine used to treat adults with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis:

  • who may benefit from injections or pills (systemic therapy) or phototherapy (treatment using ultraviolet light treatment) and
  • who have tried another systemic therapy that didn’t work or stopped working

It is not known if SILIQ is safe and effective in children.

What is the most important information I should know about SILIQ?

Suicidal thoughts or behavior: Some patients taking SILIQ have had suicidal thoughts or ended their own lives. This risk is higher if you have a history of suicidal thoughts or depression. It is not known if SILIQ causes these thoughts or actions. Get medical help right away if you or a family member notices that you have any of the following symptoms:

  • new or worsening depression, anxiety, or mood problems
  • thoughts of suicide, dying, or hurting yourself
  • attempt to commit suicide, or acting on dangerous impulses
  • other unusual changes in your behavior or mood

Your healthcare provider will give you a SILIQ patient/wallet card about symptoms that need medical attention right away. Carry the card with you during treatment with SILIQ and show it to all of your healthcare providers.

Serious Infections: SILIQ may lower the ability of your immune system to fight infections and may increase your risk of infections.

  • Your healthcare provider should check you for tuberculosis (TB) before starting treatment with SILIQ and may treat you for TB before starting SILIQ if you have TB or a history of it
  • You and your healthcare provider need to watch closely for signs and symptoms of infection during treatment with SILIQ, including fever, sweats, chills, shortness of breath, stomach issues, muscle aches, cough, sore throat or trouble swallowing, warm/red/painful skin sores, burning while urinating or more frequent urination

Who should not use SILIQ?

Do not use SILIQ if you have Crohn’s disease. Tell your healthcare provider if you develop diarrhea, bloody stools, stomach pain or cramping, sudden or uncontrollable bowel movements, loss of appetite, constipation, weight loss, fever or tiredness as these may be symptoms of Crohn’s disease.

Before starting SILIQ, tell your healthcare provider if you:

  • have a history of mental health problems, including suicidal thoughts, depression, anxiety, or mood problems
  • have an infection that does not go away or keeps coming back
  • have TB or have been in close contact with someone with TB
  • have recently received or are scheduled to receive an immunization (vaccine). You should avoid getting live vaccines while being treated with SILIQ
  • are or plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding or plan to do so. It is unknown if SILIQ can harm your unborn or newborn baby

Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

How should I use SILIQ?

See the detailed “Instructions for Use” that come with your SILIQ for information on the right way to store, prepare, and give your SILIQ injections at home, and how to properly throw away (dispose of) used SILIQ prefilled syringes. Use SILIQ exactly as your healthcare provider tells you to use it.

What are possible side effects of SILIQ?

SILIQ may cause serious side effects. See “What is the most important information I should know about SILIQ?” and “Who should not take SILIQ?”

The most common side effects of SILIQ include:

  • Joint pain
  • Headache
  • Tiredness
  • Diarrhea
  • Mouth or throat pain
  • Nausea
  • Muscle pain
  • Injection site reactions
  • Flu
  • Low white blood cell count
  • (neutropenia)
  • Fungal infections of the skin

Call your doctor for medical advice on side effects. You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to FDA at www.fda.gov/MedWatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Click here for full Prescribing Information, including Boxed Warning about suicidal ideation and behavior, and Medication Guide.

*This offer is only valid for patients with commercial insurance. Patients whose commercial insurance does not cover SILIQ will pay more. These savings offers are not valid for any person eligible for reimbursement of prescriptions, in whole or in part, by any federal, state or other governmental programs, including, but not limited to, Medicare (including Medicare Advantage and Part A, B and D Plans), Medicaid, TRICARE, Veterans Administration or Department of Defense health coverage, CHAMPUS, the Puerto Rico Government Health Insurance Plan, or any other federal or state health care programs. Click here for full eligibility terms and conditions.