What is Ilumya?

Ilumya (tildrakizumab-asmn) is a biologic medication prescribed to treat moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. Plaque psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that primarily affects the skin. 

This disease occurs when the immune system begins to attack healthy skin cells leading to plaque inflamed scaly patches that form in various locations throughout the body. 

These scaly patches of skin, known as plaques will appear as red or pink patches covered with silvery scales. On dark skin, plaques can appear thicker, ranging from dark brown, purple, or light gray.  

Ilumya stops the body’s excessive immune response by blocking a cytokine known as interleukin-23 (IL-23). IL-23 may be responsible for activation of interleukin-17 (IL-17) and Tumor Necrosis Factor- Alpha (TNF-Alpha).  

IL-17 and TNF help fight of infection and disease, but when they are overproduced, it leads to healthy cells being attacked instead of just the bad intruder cells.  Blocking IL-23 limits the activity of both IL-17 and TNF-Alpha to reduce inflammation and psoriatic lesions.  

What does Ilumya Treat?

  • Moderate to severe plaque psoriasis

Side Effects

  • Upper respiratory infections
  • Diarrhea
  • Injection site reactions

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Injection Duration

Ilumya is given as a subcutaneous injection under the skin 

Injection Cycle

Given at week 0, 4, and then every 12 weeks 

What to Expect During Your Injection

Before your injection, it is important to drink plenty of water and come to your appointment hydrated. Additionally, you must alert us as soon as possible to any changes in your insurance to ensure that we are still an in-network provider for your infusion therapy.

  1. Your dedicated Infusion nurse will check your vitals and review your medical history to check for improvements or potential side effects of your infusion therapy. 
  2. Your nurse will begin your infusion and check in on you periodically during your treatment. 
  3. After your infusion, your nurse will monitor you for 30 minutes to ensure you do not have any complications or reactions to the infusion therapy. 

Why patients choose Pure to receive their Ilumya Injection

At Pure Infusion Suites®, we create an unmatched patient experience, improve healthcare outcomes and lower the cost of care.

Safe & Private Suites

  • Comfortable, private rooms with a relaxing, spa-like atmosphere
  • 55” TVs with Netflix, Wifi, drinks, snacks, meals & more

Expert Medical Staff

  • Certified FNPs & infusion nurses on-site
  • Insurance pre-authorizations & re-authorizations
  • Patient lab work

Patient Assistance

  • Co-pay assistance & other financial aid programs
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Easy & convenient parking

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