Dara Torres is a five time Olympian and 12-time Olympic medalist, New York Times best-selling author, motivational speaker, co-host of a cable sports TV show, and proud mom. She’s also one of 7.5 million Americans living with psoriasis – a chronic, systemic skin condition – but has never let that stop her from realizing her dreams, being fearless in achieving her goals, and preventing her from showing more of her true self. 


1st U.S. swimmer to compete in 5 Olympic Games

Among few Olympians to earn medals in 5 different Olympic appearances

At age 41, became the oldest swimmer to earn a place on the 2008 U.S. Team


SHOW MORE OF YOU aims to inspire people living with psoriasis to raise awareness about their condition and celebrate their accomplishments. Celgene, the makers of Otezla (apremilast), has teamed up with Olympic swimmer and author Dara Torres to dive in and help. Join us in celebrating the accomplishments people living with psoriasis achieve every day, and share how you show more of you.

Psoriasis can keep people from feeling comfortable in their own skin and showing their true selves. Aside from lifestyle changes, there are a number of treatment options available that may help manage your symptoms. Speak with your dermatologist to find the right treatment plan that works best for you.

Otezla is a prescription medicine approved for the treatment of patients with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis for whom phototherapy or systemic therapy is appropriate. Please read Important Safety Information for Otezla below.

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Otezla® (apremilast) is a prescription medicine approved for the treatment of patients with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis for whom phototherapy or systemic therapy is appropriate.


You must not take Otezla® (apremilast) if you are allergic to apremilast or to any of the ingredients in Otezla.

Otezla is associated with an increase in adverse reactions of depression. In clinical studies, some patients reported depression and suicidal behavior while taking Otezla. Some patients stopped taking Otezla due to depression. Before starting Otezla, tell your doctor if you have had feelings of depression, suicidal thoughts, or suicidal behavior. Be sure to tell your doctor if any of these symptoms or other mood changes develop or worsen during treatment with Otezla.

Some patients taking Otezla lost body weight. Your doctor should monitor your weight regularly. If unexplained or significant weight loss occurs, your doctor will decide if you should continue taking Otezla.

Some medicines may make Otezla less effective, and should not be taken with Otezla. Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and nonprescription medicines.

Side effects of Otezla were diarrhea, nausea, upper respiratory tract infection, tension headache, and headache.

These are not all the possible side effects with Otezla. Ask your doctor about other potential side effects. Tell your doctor about any side effect that bothers you or does not go away.

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or planning to breastfeed. Otezla has not been studied in pregnant women or in women who are breastfeeding.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit, or call 1-800-332-1088.

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