What is Skilarence?
Your doctor has prescribed Skilarence for the treatment of your psoriasis. This material provides you with information to guide you during your treatment.
It is a tablet for the treatment of moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis in adults in need of systemic medicinal therapy. Your healthcare professional will have decided with you, that this is the right medicine for condition, before prescribing it for you.
It contains the active ingredient dimethyl fumarate.
Dimethyl fumarate is a type of medicine called fumaric acid ester: this type of medicine has been used in the treatment of psoriasis for over 20 years.
Dimethyl fumarate works on some of the cells of the immune system (the body’s natural defences). It affects the activity of some of the immune system and reduces the production of some of the substances involved in causing psoriasis.
The tablets are designed to reduced stomach irritation by having a special ‘gastro-resistant’ coating. There are two different tablets strengths available:
Skilarence 30 mg
These 30 mg tablets are used during the initial period of the treatment to help find the optimal dose according to your needs, as well as to minimise stomach problems or other side effects.
Skilarence 120 mg
These 120 mg tablets are used as the dose is increased (dose adjustment) and during maintenance treatment.
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