Otezla and flu vaccine

Posted Fri 21 Dec 2018 8.12pm by Dmort

I’ve been on otezla about 5 months now and it’s just occurred to me that maybe I should have flu vaccine while on this, it’s not something I would normally need and not been mentioned by gp at all. Thanks

Posted Sat 5 Jan 2019 2.53pm by Lizarm

This a slightly cautionary tale...…….....I have been on Methotrexate for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis for nine years - a wonder drug for me.

I had a flu jab on Nov 7th - the stronger one as I am over 70. Since then I have had muscular pain in my arm a bit like a frozen shoulder although I have never reacted to a flu jab before. Neither GP or Rheumatologist have any idea why this should have occurred. It's getting better with exercise.

Liz Armstrong

Posted Mon 7 Jan 2019 12.50pm by Dmort

Thanks for the reply, I’m back at rheumatologist next week and will ask then.

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