Amevive Medication Information

Moderate-to-severe cases of plaque psoriasis may be treated with a drug called Amevive® (alefacept). This medicine is given by injection by a healthcare provider once a week for 12 weeks. Another 12-week course may be administered, provided certain blood cell counts are within an acceptable range. The drug is believed to work by binding to overactive T-cells, which may have a role in the symptoms of plaque psoriasis.
 
Although most people tolerate this medication well, it is important to review information on Amevive's side effects before beginning treatment. For example, common reactions include sore throat, dizziness, and cough; less common but potentially more serious side effects include symptoms of infection, heart attack, and cancer.
 
(Click Amevive for information on this medication's dosing guidelines, generic availability, safety precautions, and more.)
 

Amevive Medication Information

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