Before you begin taking Talz, you should talk to your doctor about any health conditions you have and the other drugs you are using to determine if it is a safe choice for you. Some of the more important things to discuss with your physician during this consultation include the presence of ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, tuberculosis (or if you have been in contact with someone who has tuberculosis) or if you have an active infection. Since this drug reduces the response of the immune system, it is more likely for you to develop infections. You should also tell your doctor if you are pregnant or nursing a baby. Although it is not known if it will have a negative effect, your doctor will want to know.
These injections are not given on a daily basis and sometimes, you may be given two injections at the same time when you are given your first dose. After that, you will be given injections approximately every 2-4 weeks. Dr. Lavery will determine how often the injections will be given according to your medical condition and the response to the drug. In addition, he will help you to see where you should inject the drug so that you get the best results from it and it should not be injected in the same place twice in a row.
Continue to consult with the physician when you use this drug and tell him if you are experiencing any problems. You should also let Dr. Lavery know how any symptoms you are having are progressing so that adjustments can be made to the medication if necessary.