Medicines

Here you will find the recommendations we have made about the use of individual medicines in Lancashire.

Certolizumab pegol

Brand: Cimzia®
NICE TA: 574
Indication: For the treatment of moderate to severe plaque psoriasis (TA574)
Disease category: Skin
Commissioning responsibility: CCG
PbR excluded: Yes

Background

1.1 Certolizumab pegol is recommended as an option for treating plaque psoriasis in adults, only if:
• the disease is severe, as defined by a total Psoriasis Area and Severity Index (PASI) of 10 or more and a Dermatology Life Quality Index (DLQI) of more than 10 and
• the disease has not responded to other systemic treatments, including ciclosporin, methotrexate and phototherapy, or these options are contraindicated or not tolerated and
• the lowest maintenance dosage of certolizumab pegol is used (200 mg every 2 weeks) after the loading dosage and
• the company provides the drug according to the commercial arrangement.

Recommendation

LMMG recommendation: Red
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Reason for decision:  Specialist medicine

Supporting documents:

NICE TA574 - Certolizumab pegol for treating moderate to severe plaque psoriasis

Decisions of Lancashire local decision making groups:

NHS Blackburn With Darwen CCG and NHS East Lancashire CCG NHS Blackpool CCG NHS Chorley and South Ribble CCG and NHS Greater Preston CCG NHS Fylde and Wyre CCG NHS Morecambe Bay CCG NHS West Lancashire CCG

Red

Red

Red

Red

Red

Red