LIVING WITH YOUR
Moderate to severe plaque psoriasis is a chronic condition
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Disease and Treatment Awareness
Before we begin, let’s take a minute to go over what SKYRIZI is used for and some safety information.
SKYRIZI is a prescription medicine used to treat adults with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis who may benefit from taking injections or pills (systemic therapy) or treatment using ultraviolet or UV light (phototherapy).
SKYRIZI may cause serious side effects, including:
Serious allergic reactions: Stop using SKYRIZI and get emergency medical help right away if you get any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction.
SKYRIZI may increase your risk of infections. Before starting treatment, your doctor should check you for infections and tuberculosis. Tell your doctor right away if you have an infection or symptoms of one. Do not use SKYRIZI if you are allergic to risankizumab-rzaa or any of the ingredients in SKYRIZI. Also, tell your doctor if you plan to or recently received a vaccine.
When facing moderate to severe plaque psoriasis, you’ve got a world of personalized support at your fingertips with Skyrizi Complete.
A dedicated Skyrizi Complete Nurse Ambassador can chat with you one-to-one and help connect you with useful resources.
Like the Skyrizi Complete savings card. You could pay as little as $5 for your prescription if you’re eligible and commercially insured.
You can also get a refresher on injection training, or a Skyrizi Sharps Container and Mail-back Disposal Kit.
There’s even an app to help keep you on track with reminders for your quarterly injections and logging your symptoms. You can access your savings card in the app as well.
Visit your personalized Skyrizi Complete Resource Center at Skyrizi.com to learn more about all the resources available to you.
With the support of your Skyrizi Complete Nurse Ambassador, you can fit your prescribed SKYRIZI treatment into your routine.
With moderate to severe plaque psoriasis,...
...your immune system gets a bit confused and overreacts.
This causes inflammation in your body, which makes the growth cycle of your skin speed up.
Skin usually grows and sheds gradually over 1 month.
But with psoriasis, skin’s growth cycle is every 3 to 4 days.
However, your skin still sheds gradually and can’t keep up. This leads to buildup of skin cells, which can cause thick, red, scaly patches called plaques. These can appear anywhere on your body.
You may wonder why your plaques may show up over and over again.
That’s because moderate to severe plaque psoriasis is a chronic condition.
This means symptoms like plaques may keep coming back.
Since plaques can be caused by inflammation in your body,
reducing inflammation may help reduce plaques on the surface of your skin.
Since the inflammation in your body is chronic, it probably won’t go away on its own, but there are treatments that may help reduce it.
The exact cause of moderate to severe plaque psoriasis is unknown,
but we do know it’s a condition that disrupts the balance of your immune system.
For some people, their immune system goes out of balance because their body may be creating too much of a protein called Interleukin-23,
which is one of several proteins that may cause inflammation in your body. We’ll just call it IL-23.
SKYRIZI works by binding to excess IL-23. This can help reduce inflammation inside the body that may lead to plaques on the surface of the skin.
In clinical studies, 3 out of 4 patients who took SKYRIZI achieved...
...90% clearer skin in just 4 months.
Of those people...
...nearly 9 out of 10 sustained 90% clearer skin through a full year.
Since plaque psoriasis is chronic, even if your skin gets clearer, symptoms may come back. So you should continue your treatment as prescribed by your doctor.
And remember, if you have any questions about SKYRIZI, your dedicated Skyrizi Complete Nurse Ambassador is available to help you find answers. Just call 1.866.SKYRIZI.
Something to keep in mind:
SKYRIZI only works for as long as you’re on treatment. So it’s important to keep taking it for as long as your doctor prescribes.
Managing your plaque psoriasis with lifestyle choices
Beyond your prescribed treatment, there are other things you can do that may help reduce symptoms or make it easier to live your life. From changes in your diet to relaxation techniques, here are some things you may want to consider incorporating into your routine.
Stress can contribute to the symptoms of your condition. Check out this mindfulness worksheet to help you relax.
It’s good to be mindful about what you put in your body. While no eating plan can cure moderate to severe plaque psoriasis, an anti-inflammatory diet may help with your symptoms. This diet guide can help point you in the right direction.
TALKING IT OUT
Sometimes you may need help starting the conversation with family, friends, or colleagues. This discussion guide can help bring the people you’re talking to up to speed about your condition.