COSENTYX works differently than your current biologic. It's the first and only treatment for AS that works within your body to target the IL-17A protein. It's the latest kind of medicine to treat AS differently in over 10 years.
People taking COSENTYX felt better, had less spinal pain and stiffness, and saw improvement in their ability to move at 16 weeks. A similar percentage of patients saw improvement at 3 years.*
*In this study, patients and doctors were told which medication was being used after 6 months. When patients and doctors know the study drug being used, it may affect the results.
60% of people taking COSENTYX saw at least a 20% overall improvement in AS symptoms such as back pain, morning stiffness, and reduced mobility.
At 16 weeks, approximately 6 out of 10 people taking COSENTYX noticed at least a 20% improvement in overall symptoms,† and approximately 4 out of 10 people saw at least a 40% improvement in overall symptoms of AS.
†About 60% of patients saw this level of improvement versus 28% taking placebo.
A blood test that measures for inflammation showed reduced levels at 16 weeks.
“I feel quite a bit better. I feel like I can be the dad my sons deserve.”
– MarkSee Mark’s story
Do not use COSENTYX if you have had a severe allergic reaction to secukinumab or any of the other ingredients in COSENTYX. See the Medication Guide for a complete list of ingredients.
COSENTYX is a medicine that affects your immune system. COSENTYX may increase your risk of having serious side effects such as:
COSENTYX may lower the ability of your immune system to fight infections and may increase your risk of infections.
New cases of inflammatory bowel disease or "flare-ups" can happen with COSENTYX, and can sometimes be serious. If you have inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease), tell your doctor if you have worsening disease symptoms during treatment with COSENTYX or develop new symptoms of stomach pain or diarrhea.
Serious allergic reactions can occur. Get emergency medical help right away if you get any of the following symptoms: feeling faint; swelling of your face, eyelids, lips, mouth, tongue, or throat; trouble breathing or throat tightness; chest tightness; or skin rash. If you have a severe allergic reaction, do not give another injection of COSENTYX.
Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of your medicines to show your doctor and pharmacist when you get a new medicine.
How should I use COSENTYX?
See the detailed Instructions for Use that comes with your COSENTYX for information on how to prepare and inject a dose of COSENTYX, and how to properly throw away (dispose of) used COSENTYX Sensoready® pens and prefilled syringes.
The most common side effects of COSENTYX include: cold symptoms, diarrhea, and upper respiratory infections. These are not all of the possible side effects of COSENTYX. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
COSENTYX® (secukinumab) is a prescription medicine used to treat adults with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis that involves large areas or many areas of the body, and who may benefit from taking injections or pills (systemic therapy) or phototherapy (treatment using ultraviolet or UV light, alone or with systemic therapy).