Stelara

Stelara (ustekinumab) [Janssen]

  • Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis
    • <100kg: initial dose- 45mg SC at day 1 & 4 weeks later, then 45mg q 12 weeks
    • >100kg: initial dose- 90mg SC at day 1 & 4 weeks later, then 90mg q 12 weeks
  • Crohn’s Disease
    • A single IV dose: up to 55kg- 260mg, >55-85kg- 390mg, >85kg- 520mg
    • Followed by: 90mg SC, 8 weeks after initial IV dose, then q 8 weeks thereafter
  • Can be used in combination with methotrexate for pts with psoriatic arthritis
  • Need patient weight, PPD or QuantiFERON

Instructions

  1. Please open authorization forms at left. Fill out the forms on your computer, save and print.
  2. Open Physician Orders for the office of your choice (at left). Save to your computer, print and fill out.
  3. The following tests should be performed and test results faxed to Pacific Infusion before the patient’s first visit:
    Ustekinumab – CXR, PPD
  4. Also, fax an authorization from the payor, if one is required.
  5. Fax the completed, signed forms and a copy of the patient’s insurance card to: Pacific Infusion Center (310) 297-9222.
  6. After the patient’s infusion appointment, one of our nurses will fax a copy of the infusion notes to your office.