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Living with lower back pain caused by ankylosing spondylitis (AS) can make simple tasks and activities very challenging—and sometimes even impossible.
If your current treatment isn't helping you move forward with less back pain and morning stiffness, it may be time to consider COSENTYX.
COSENTYX works differently than other biologics. It's the first and only treatment for AS that works within your body to target the IL-17A protein, and is the latest to treat AS differently in over 10 years.
WHILE THE SPECIFIC CAUSES OF ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS ARE NOT FULLY KNOWN, IT IS BELIEVED THAT THERE ARE MULTIPLE PROTEINS IN THE IMMUNE SYSTEM, INCLUDING IL-17A, WHICH MAY PLAY A ROLE IN INFLAMMATION.
COSENTYX is proven to reduce symptoms of AS such as:
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.
MORE BACK PAIN RELIEF†
†In a clinical trial, versus placebo at week 16.
COSENTYX is taken once a month,‡ although your doctor may choose to start you with 5 weekly doses. Work with your doctor to find out what's right for you.
The recommended dose of COSENTYX is 150 mg, which is taken as one injection under the skin. COSENTYX is available in 2 different injection devices—the unique Sensoready® Pen and a prefilled syringe. Make sure to talk to your doctor to find out which one may be a better option for you.
Your healthcare provider should show you how to prepare and inject COSENTYX before you use it for the first time.
COSENTYX is effective on its own, even if you take it with or without methotrexate or sulfasalazine. Your rheumatologist may prescribe COSENTYX with or without methotrexate or sulfasalazine.
‡Monthly dose equals 1 dose every 4 weeks.
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Sensoready® Pen because it's easy to use.§
§Ease of use was studied in a clinical trial in patients with plaque psoriasis.Watch—It Just Clicks
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).