Apremilast for Treating Active Psoriatic Arthritis (TA372)

Technology Appraisal Guidance No. 372

Source: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

1. Guidance

1.1 Apremilast alone or in combination with disease-modifying antirheumatic drug (DMARD) therapy is not recommended within its marketing authorisation for treating adults with active psoriatic arthritis that has not responded to prior DMARD therapy, or such therapy is not tolerated.

1.2 People whose treatment with apremilast was started within the NHS before this guidance was published should be able to continue treatment until they and their NHS clinician consider it appropriate to stop.

The guidance shown above constitutes Section 1 of the full document. A copy of the full document and a summary of the evidence is available on the Internet at http://guidance.nice.org.uk/TA372

This guidance represents the view of the Institute which was arrived at after careful consideration of the available evidence. Health professionals are expected to fully take it into account when exercising their clinical judgement. This guidance does not, however, override the individual responsibility of health professionals to make appropriate decisions in the circumstances of the individual patient, in consultation with the patient and/or guardian or carer.

© Copyright National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. All rights reserved. This material may be freely reproduced for educational and not for profit purposes within the NHS. No reproduction by or for commercial organisations is permitted without the express written permission of the Institute.

Enquiries concerning the guidance should be addressed to: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, MidCity Place, 71 High Holborn, London WC1V 6NA. email: nice@nice.org.uk

Apremilast for treating active psoriatic arthritis

Issue Date: December 2015

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