What is Apremilast?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Otezla

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Apremilast is a medication that may be used as a treatment for certain types of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Psoriatic arthritis 27 19
Psoriatic plaques (scaly patches) 12 10
Psoriasis 10 5
Arthritis pain in hip 1 0
Behcet's disease 1 0
Fingers curl 1 0

Show all 7 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 5
Mild 10
None 8

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Apremilast

Side effect Patients
Nausea 6
Diarrhea 4
Headaches 2
Back pain 1
Decreased appetite 1
Flatulence 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Apremilast

Dosage Patients
30 mg twice daily 7
20 mg daily 1
20 mg twice daily 1
60 mg daily 1
30 mg three times daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Apremilast

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 4
Side effects too severe 4
Doctor's advice 3
Other 1
See all 7 patients who've stopped taking Apremilast

Duration

Currently taking Apremilast

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 3
1 - 2 years 3
2 - 5 years 6

Stopped taking Apremilast

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 3
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 19
Usually 3
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 19
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 3
$25-49 1
< $25 11
Not specified 9

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Apremilast after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Adalimumab (Humira) 5
Etanercept (Enbrel SureClick) 5
Methotrexate (Apo-Methotrexate) 5
Clobetasol topical (Clobex) 3
Betamethasone-calcipotriene topical (Dovobet) 1

Show all 10 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Apremilast and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Adalimumab (Humira) 3
Etanercept (Enbrel SureClick) 1
Methotrexate (Apo-Methotrexate) 1
Secukinumab (Cosentyx) 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Apremilast.