How and when do I take Skilarence?
If you’re starting Skilarence for the first time, your healthcare professional will normally start you on a low dose to begin with. This helps reduce the chance of getting side effects. Your healthcare professional will normally then gradually increase the dose depending on how well the medicine works for you, and whether it causes you any side effects.
How should I take Skilarence?
Swallow the tablets whole:
- Do not bite
- Do not chew
- Do not crush
- Do not dissolve
With food 1
- During or immediately after a meal.
- With enough liquid.
- With food and/or liquid (such as milk)
When should I take Skilarence?
Follow your healthcare professional’s instructions when taking your medicine.
Starting with a low dose and increasing it gradually helps reduce the likelihood and severity of gastrointestinal/stomach problems and other side effects. During the initial weeks of treatment, your dose may be gradullay increased. Your healthcare professional will decide with you, what dose to use and when to change the dose. The advice given in the product information, explaining how to do this, is shown below:
Your doctor will check how well your condition is Improving after you start taking Skilarence and will check for side effects. If you have severe side effects after and increase in dose, your doctor may recommend that you temporarily go back to the last dose.
Silarence 30 mg
Silarence 120 mg
This schedule is a general approach, and it may be adapted by your healthcare professional depending on:
How your skin is improving
Whether or not you experience any troublesome side effects
If your side effects are not troublesome, your healthcare professional will increase your dose until your condition is well controlled. If you experience side effects after an increase in dose, your healthcare professional may recommend you temporarily return to the previous dose.
Generally, the response to treatment may be seen as early as week 3 and normally improves over time.
If your psoriasis signs and symptoms are well controlled, your healthcare professional may gradually reduce the dose you take to maintain your improvement whilst ensuring you take the lowest dose you need.
Remember to carefully FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS and to contact your healthcare professional if you have any questions regarding your treatment.
Be aware that it may take some weeks before you see the benefits of treatment, so it is recommended that you continue with the treatment unless your healthcare professional advises you to stop.
It is recommended that you write down what tablets your healthcare professional has said you need to take, and when, in your Skilarence planner to help you remember your schedule as it may change frequently during the first few months.
Summary of Product Characteristics and Patient Information Leaflet
SmPC and PIL in the UK. https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/product/752/smpc
SmPC and PIl in IRE. https://www.medicines.ie/medicines/skilarence-30-mg-120-mg-gastro-resisistant-tablets-34681/patient-info