Tremfya: Uses, Dosages, Side Effects & Warnings

Tremfya is a brand name prescription medication. It is approved and recommended for use in adults to treat certain conditions, such as:

  • Psoriatic Arthritis [1]: This is a condition where you have psoriasis, and pain and stiffness in your joints. For this treatment, Tremfya may be used alone or in combination with other drugs.
  • Moderate to severe plaque psoriasis [2]: Plaque psoriasis is a condition that causes itchy patches on your skin. They usually look pink or darker than your skin color. Sometimes, they may look white and scaly. Plaque psoriasis is just one of many types of psoriasis. Tremfya provides systemic therapy (medication that affects your whole body) or phototherapy [3].

Drug details

Tremfya contains the active drug guselkumab [4]. It is a biologic drug, which means it is made from parts of living organisms with the use of advanced technology. Tremfya belongs to a class of medications called interleukin-23 blockers. Drugs in the same class work in a similar way.

Tremfya comes in liquid form inside single-dose prefilled syringes and single-dose One-Press injectors.

It is available in 100 milligrams/milliliter.

The medication is given as an injection under your skin. A healthcare provider will administer your first dose of Tremfya. Then they can show you or your caregiver how to administer the injection at home.