We know injecting can be challenging. That's why we have supportive tools and information to help you feel more comfortable. After you learn how to administer your medication from your doctor, you can get additional one-on-one training or watch step-by-step videos below.
Be sure that you read, understand, and follow the Instructions for Use and Medication Guide before injecting COSENTYX.
Talk to your healthcare provider if you have any questions.
If you have psoriatic arthritis with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis:
To start, your doctor will prescribe 5 weekly doses followed by one dose a month.* The recommended dose is 300 mg, which is taken as two (2) 150-mg injections under the skin. For some people, a dose of 150 mg may be acceptable.
If you have psoriatic arthritis with mild or no plaque psoriasis:
To start, your doctor will either prescribe 5 weekly doses or just one dose once a month based on what's right for you. After that, you only need to take COSENTYX once a month.* The recommended dose is 150 mg, which is taken as one injection under the skin. If you continue to have PsA symptoms after you start, your doctor may increase your dose to 300 mg.
*Monthly dose equals 1 dose every 4 weeks.
We know it's tempting to stop treatment if you're seeing results, and even easier to give up if your treatment isn't meeting your expectations. Psoriatic arthritis is a chronic disease of the immune system. Therefore, it's important for you to follow the treatment plan outlined by your doctor and to follow up with him/her regularly.
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: