This medicine is used to treat certain types of arthritis (psoriatic arthritis). Apremilast is also used to treat certain types of skin diseases (moderate to severe plaque psoriasis). Apremilast belongs to a class of drugs called phosphodiesterase 4 (PDE4) inhibitors. For the treatment of psoriatic arthritis, it can reduce pain and swelling and may help increase the flexibility of the affected joint. For the treatment of plaque psoriasis, it can help reduce redness, thickening and scaling of the skin that occurs in this condition.
How to use Apremilast Tablet
According to your doctor's instructions, take this medicine with or without food. The manufacturer instructs not to squeeze, split or chew the tablet before taking it. Follow the doctor's instructions on how to take this medicine.
The dose depends on your medical condition and your response to treatment. To reduce the risk of side effects, your doctor may direct you to start taking the drug at a low dose and gradually increase the dose. Please follow the doctor's instructions carefully.
Use this drug regularly to get the most out of it. To help you remember, take it at the same time every day.
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