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was in a phase 3 trial for the drug [anti-CD11a] and, same as Peter,
afterwards I had my worst flare-up ever.
doctor put me on soriatane, 25 mg.
I took this for a month, and had about 25% of my P clear. Then
my doctor doubled my dose and I am in my third week of taking 50 mg.
side effects are bothersome, but I’m about 90% clear.
I’m hoping the doctor will have me cut back on the dosage so that
my hair will stop falling out and my lips can be smooth again.
know that you haven’t taken Soriatane, but do you have any idea how long
I can expect to stay clear once I stop taking the medication?
Check out Roche Laboratories Inc. soriatane
Relapses — or rebounds, if you prefer — are par for the course
with this treatment and they mention a “maintenance therapy” at this
don’t know, since I haven’t tried soriatane, but from everything I
read it seems the dosage juggling in which patients become engaged
has to do with finding an amount that minimizes the side effects you
mentioned (chapped lips, hair loss, also sweaty and peeling skin) while
maintaining the clearance they achieve during the initial period of
enough, I haven’t heard from anybody that’s successfully found
that magic stable dose — yet.
Please stay in touch Anna. Tell us how your dosage juggling goes. -Ed