STELARA Reviews

Average Rating: 1.8 (6 Ratings)

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RATING  REASONSIDE EFFECTS FOR STELARACOMMENTSSEXAGEDURATION/
DOSAGE
DATE ADDED
 
 1  RA Nausea, dizzy, headache, nose dry, eye swollen, ears ringing, rise in liver enzymes I only took it because it was the last biologic possible and I wish I hadn't I've been miserable ever since and have to keep calling and visiting my PCP; because I keep having issues with my body I've never had before. I can't get my ears to stop ringing (driving me crazy). Unable to enjoy my daily activities now. All I want to do is sleep. F 58 2 months
? 1X M
1/30/2021
 1  Psoriatic Arthritis Caused severe Ulcerative Colitis-never had it before. Had to have my large intestine removed and my anus. Now have a permanent ileostomy. Joints were great though!!! F 47 2 months
10mg 1X W
11/12/2020
 1  Crohn's Felt awful on Stelara. Physically and mentally unwell. No positive benefits for my Crohns. F 47 3 days
3X M
8/31/2020
 3  Ulcerative Colitis After my IV loading dose my immune receptors caused a neurological problem causing such leg pain that i could not walk. This Tuesday(its now Thursday) i had my first injection and the next evening(Wednesday) my top lip went numb. The nurse said its an allergic reaction to take benadryl. Day of and two days following after injections i have to take allergy medication. Has not worked for me yet but ive been told it can take a few doses to work🤞 27 8 weeks
2/20/2020
 1  crohns seizure after loading dose day 3&12 developed abscess & fistula while on this drug, and a rash, and hair loss, insomnia M 17 8 weeks
30mg
8/30/2019
 4  Crohn's and reactive arthritis I haven't experienced any side effects from this medication - touch wood - which is unusual for me as I've reacted to everything else I've been put on (Humira, Remicade, Methotrexate, etc.). I sometimes experience insomnia and mild headaches for the first week after injection (I inject every 12 weeks), but these clear up. I'd rather not be taking anything, but since I've eventually relapsed everytime I've tried to go drug-free, Stelara works like a gem for me. And much more convenient only injecting every 12 weeks. 45 1.5 years
45mg 1X O
2/27/2018
  

STELARA  (USTEKINUMAB):  Ustekinumab is used to treat plaque psoriasis, a certain type of arthritis (psoriatic arthritis), or a certain bowel condition (Crohn's disease). It works by blocking certain natural proteins in your body (interleukin-12 and interleukin-23) that cause inflammation (swelling) in these conditions. Ustekinumab does not cure these diseases, but helps to lessen symptoms of the disease. It can help to decrease the amount of plaques in plaque psoriasis, decrease the number of swollen/painful joints in psoriatic arthritis, and decrease symptoms such as abdominal pain/cramping and diarrhea in Crohn's disease.   (Sources: U.S. Centers for Medicare Services, FDA)

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