What is Ilumya?

Ilumya is prescribed to treat moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. Plaque psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that primarily affects the skin.

As your immune system turns against you and begins to attack healthy skin cells, plaque inflamed, scaly patches will begin forming on your skin in various locations throughout your 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 works by halting the body’s autoimmune response by blocking a cytokine known as interleukin-23 (IL-23). IL-23 may be in part responsible for the activation of interleukin-17 (IL-17) and Tumor Necrosis Factor- Alpha (TNF-Alpha), which helps fight of infection and disease. 

However, if IL-17 and TNF-Alpha are overproduce in the body, especially when they are immune properties are not needed, it can lead to healthy tissues being attacked.  By blocking IL-23, it helps limits the activity of both Il-17 and TNF-Alpha, which has shown to reduce inflammation is psoriatic lesions. 

What does Ilumya Treat?

  • Moderate to severe plaque psoriasis

Side Effects

  • Upper respiratory infections
  • Diarrhea
  • Breathing problems
  • Injection site reactions
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Infusion Duration

Subcutaneous Injection

Infusion Cycle

12 weeks after initial dose two doses

What to Expect During Your Injection

Before your infusion, 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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