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Scapho 150mg Injection
Salt Composition : Secukinumab
Manufacturer : CIPLA LTD
Origin of Medicine : India
Introduction to Scapho 150mg Injection
Scapho 150mg Injection belongs to the monoclonal antibody category, containing the active ingredient Secukinumab. It treats moderate to severe plaque psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis and axial spondyloarthritis. Plaque psoriasis is a skin condition caused due to inflammation. This Injection is an interleukin inhibitor that reduces symptoms like itching, scaling and pain and improves skin clearance. In psoriatic arthritis, Scapho 150mg Injection is either given alone or with Methotrexate to improve the bone and cartilage of the joints and improve your ability to do regular physical activity. In axial spondyloarthritis, this medicine reduces the signs and symptoms and enhances physical function.
Contact your healthcare provider right away if you develop any symptoms of infection while on treatment with this drug. It is not recommended if you are allergic to latex, Scapho 150mg Injection or any of its ingredients, have a history of tuberculosis. Tell your healthcare provider if you have been diagnosed with heart problems, nervous system disorders, ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease. During this treatment your physician may monitor your vitals to prevent serious complications. Inform your health care provider if you are about to undergo any dental or surgical procedures. Seek immediate medical attention if you notice dark urine, yellowing of skin, red, scaly patches on skin, unusual bruising, breathing trouble, hives or chest pain.
Ask your health care provider for advice if you are pregnant, think you might be pregnant, planning to have a baby, or breastfeeding your baby. Scapho 150mg Injection is probably unsafe during pregnancy. Tell your doctor before you breastfeed your baby. Your doctor will decide whether you should receive this injection or breastfeed depending on your condition. Discuss effective contraceptive methods with your healthcare provider and consider using them for at least 20 weeks after the last dose of this drug.
Uses of Scapho 150mg Injection
- Moderate to severe plaque psoriasis.
- Active Psoriatic arthritis.
- Active Ankylosing spondylitis
- Axial spondyloarthritis
- Non-Radiographic axial spondyloarthritis
Therapeutic Effects of Scapho 150mg Injection
Scapho 150mg Injection specifically targets and inhibits the activity of a protein called interleukin-17A (IL-17A), which plays an important role in the body's immune response. By blocking IL-17A, this drug helps to reduce inflammation and manage symptoms of psoriasis, hidradenitis suppurativa, psoriatic arthritis and axial spondyloarthritis.
Interaction of Scapho 150mg Injection with other drugs
Inform your physician about all your medicines, including prescription, over-the-counter, nutritional or vitamin supplements, and herbal products. Certain medications may interact with Scapho 150mg Injection and reduce effectiveness by causing undesirable side effects.
More Information about Scapho 150mg Injection
- Store Scapho 150mg Injection in a refrigerator (2-8°C).
- Keep out of reach of children.
How to consume Scapho 150mg Injection
Scapho 150mg Injection will be given as a subcutaneous (under the skin) injection, usually once daily. The injection should be given at the same time every day, preferably in the morning. Do not self-administer the injection. Your doctor will decide the dose and duration of the treatment based on your disease severity and other factors.
Safety Advices for Scapho 150mg Injection
There is no adequate data on the safety of Scapho 150mg Injection during pregnancy. It is highly advised to inform your physician if you are pregnant, suspect to be pregnant, or plan for pregnancy before taking this medicine.
There is no adequate data on the safety of Scapho 150mg Injection during breastfeeding. Consult your doctor for more advice.
It is unknown whether Scapho 150mg Injection is safe for patients with liver problems. Inform your physician if you have liver disease before starting the treatment.
It is unknown whether Scapho 150mg Injection is safe for patients with lung problems. Inform your physician if you have lung disease before starting the treatment.
It is unknown whether consuming alcohol interacts with Scapho 150mg Injection. Please consult your doctor for more advice.
There is no adequate data on Scapho 150mg Injection interaction with driving. Consult your doctor for more advice.
Side Effects of Scapho 150mg Injection
Side effects are unwanted symptoms caused by medicines. Even though all drugs cause side effects, not everyone gets them.
- Inflammatory bowel disease, characterized by symptoms of Diarrhea and stomach pain and blood in stool.
- Hypersensitivity reactions with symptoms of skin rash, dizziness, breathlessness, chest tightness and swelling of face, eyelids, lips, mouth, tongue or throat.
- Upper Respiratory infections
- Cold symptoms
- Runny nose
Word of Advice
Check with your health care provider before receiving any vaccines and inform them if you are taking any other medications or herbal supplements.
Q 1. What should you know before starting treatment with Scapho 150mg Injection?
Before starting treatment with Scapho 150mg Injection, it is important to get tested for pregnancy, Hepatitis B, active and latent tuberculosis and the presence of other infections.
Q 2. Is it safe to use Scapho 150mg Injection by yourself?
You can inject Scapho 150mg Injection by yourself only after receiving proper training from your healthcare provider.
Q 3. Is it safe to undergo a surgery during the treatment with Scapho 150mg Injection?
Scapho 150mg Injection is associated with increased risk of bruising. Hence it is advisable to consult your healthcare practitioner before going for surgery or dental procedure during this treatment. Your doctor might recommend to discontinue the treatment for the time-being.
Q 4. What should you not take with Scapho 150mg Injection?
It is not recommended to live vaccines while on treatment with Scapho 150mg Injection. Tell your healthcare provider if you are taking any prescription medicines, over-the counter drugs, vitamins or herbal supplements.
Q 5. How to store Scapho 150mg Injection?
Refrigerate Scapho 150mg Injection at a temperature between 2-8°C in its original container away from light. Do not freeze the injection. Discard the unused portion.
Q 6. Who should not take Scapho 150mg Injection?
Scapho 150mg Injection is not recommended for patients who are allergic to Secukinumab and its ingredients, natural rubber latex. Tell your healthcare provider if you have been diagnosed with any food allergies or sensitivities.
Q 7. How long does it take for Scapho 150mg Injection to work?
Scapho 150mg Injection can take about 3 weeks to a year to start working, depending on your condition. It can take up to 12 weeks to achieve improvement in symptoms of pain and irritation with this injection.
Q 8. What is scapho injection?
Scapho Injection is an immunosuppressant to treat moderate to severe plaque psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, and axial spondyloarthritis.
Fact Box of Scapho 150mg Injection
Molecule name: Secukinumab
Therapeutic class: Immunosuppresants
Pharmacological class: Interleukin-17A inhibitor
1.Moderate to severe plaque psoriasis
2. Active Psoriatic arthritis
3. Active Ankylosing spondylitis
4. Axial spondyloarthritis
5. Non-Radiographic axial spondyloarthritisImmunosuppressants
- Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Electronic Medicines Compendium (EMC), [Revised on Feb 2022] [Accessed on 27th Oct 2022], https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.3669.pdf
- Ahmed A. Negm, & Daniel E. Furst, NSAIDs, Antirheumatic Drugs, Nonopioid Analgesics, & Drugs Used in Gout, Lange’s Basic and Clinical Pharmacology, 14th Edition, 2018, 642-666.
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