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WHAT IS COSENTYX?

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COSENTYX is the first and most commonly prescribed treatment of its kind.* It works within your body to target the IL-17A protein, which is thought to play a role in causing inflammation.

*Across all indications.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

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COSENTYX works within your body to target the IL-17A protein, which is thought to play a role in causing inflammation.

WHAT ARE THE COMMON SIDE EFFECTS?

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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.

WHAT'S THE DOSING?

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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.

HOW DO I INJECT?

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COSENTYX is available in the unique Sensoready® Pen, which is designed for comfortable use. COSENTYX is also available in a prefilled syringe. Work with your doctor to decide which device is best for you. Your healthcare provider should show you how to prepare and inject COSENTYX properly before you use it for the first time. If you need additional support, you can watch our demonstration videos.

HOW WELL WILL IT WORK?

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At 16 weeks, up to 60% of people saw a 20% improvement in PsA symptoms, with some patients seeing improvement as early as 3 weeks.

In addition, for patients who continued on COSENTYX for 3 years, a similar percentage saw an improvement in PsA symptoms.* See real results.

*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.

WHEN WILL IT START WORKING?

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Results may vary for each person. Up to 60% of people saw a 20% improvement in PsA symptoms at 16 weeks, with some patients feeling relief as early as 3 weeks. Learn more about COSENTYX results.

DO I TAKE IT WITH OTHER DRUGS, LIKE METHOTREXATE?

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COSENTYX is effective without methotrexate. Your doctor may prescribe COSENTYX with or without methotrexate.

HOW DO I REGISTER FOR A $0 CO-PAY?

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If your doctor has prescribed COSENTYX and your commercial insurance covers it, Novartis has a $0 co-pay offer to help with your out-of-pocket costs if you are eligible.* Find out if you're eligible. Or call 1-844-COSENTYX (1-844-267-3689).

*Limitations apply. For those commercially insured and 18 years or older. Up to a $16,000 annual cap. You will be responsible for any co-pay once limit is reached in a calendar year. This offer is not valid under Medicare, Medicaid, or any other federal or state program. Not valid for cash-paying patients. Novartis reserves the right to rescind, revoke, or amend this program without notice. Enrollment expires 12/31/18.

WILL MY INSURANCE COVER IT?

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If your doctor decides to prescribe COSENTYX, it's important to know that more people with commercial insurance are getting COSENTYX than ever before. In fact, COSENTYX is covered for over 95% of patients with commercial insurance.

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If you have commercial insurance, we'll help you get your medication as quickly as possible. If your coverage is denied, you may get up to 2 years of COSENTYX for free while we work with your insurance company to set up your coverage.*

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Once your coverage is in place, you'll have no co-pay to worry about if you're eligible for our $0 co-pay program.

If you have Medicare, Medicaid, other government insurance, or no insurance, the team at COSENTYX Connect will help you understand your coverage.

*Covered Until You're Covered Program: Eligible patients must have commercial insurance, a valid prescription for COSENTYX, and a denial of insurance coverage based on a prior authorization request. Program requires the submission of an appeal of the coverage denial within the first 90 days of enrollment in order to remain eligible. Program provides initial 5 weekly doses (if prescribed) and monthly doses for free to patients for up to two years or until they receive insurance coverage approval, whichever occurs earlier. Program is not available to patients whose medications are reimbursed in whole or in part by Medicare, Medicaid, Tricare, or any other federal or state program. Patients may be asked to re-verify insurance coverage status during the course of the program. No purchase necessary. Program is not health insurance, nor is participation a guarantee of insurance coverage. Limitations may apply. Enrolled patients awaiting coverage for COSENTYX after two years may be eligible for a limited Program extension. Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation reserves the right to rescind, revoke, or amend this Program without notice. Program enrollment must occur by 12/31/18.

Limitations apply. For those commercially insured and 18 years or older. Up to a $16,000 annual cap. You will be responsible for any co-pay once limit is reached in a calendar year. This offer is not valid under Medicare, Medicaid, or any other federal or state program. Not valid for cash-paying patients. Novartis reserves the right to rescind, revoke, or amend this program without notice. Enrollment expires 12/31/18.

WHAT IS THE COSENTYX CONNECT PERSONAL SUPPORT PROGRAM?

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The COSENTYX Connect Personal Support Program can help take the hassle out of getting started. We help take care of the details. Once enrolled, our ongoing tools and services can help take the stress out of taking another medication and simplify your monthly routine. Questions about insurance coverage? Getting your medication? We can help. Enroll in COSENTYX Connect now. Or call 1-844-COSENTYX (1-844-267-3689).

HOW DOES COSENTYX CONNECT HELP?

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WE'VE GOT YOU COVERED: If you have commercial insurance, we'll help you get your medication as quickly as possible.

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You'll have no co-pay to worry about if you're eligible for our $0 co-pay* program.

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Or, if your coverage is denied, you may get up to 2 years of COSENTYX for free while we work with your insurance company to set up your coverage.

LOYAL SUPPORT: You'll have a dedicated team in place throughout your treatment journey, so you don't have to worry about getting the answers you need to move forward. Reach out to a live support specialist at 1-844-267-3689 between 8 AM and 8 PM ET. We'll also contact you periodically to check in, based on your preferences.

ADDED BENEFITS: Our tools and services can help take the stress out of starting another medication and simplify your monthly routine:

For convenience

For convenience: You'll get a Welcome Kit, a recyclable sharps container for safe disposal of your used injectors, and an insulated travel bag for when you're on the go.

For motivation

For confidence: Learn how to administer your medication from your doctor. Get additional one-on-one training or watch step-by-step videos here.

For progress

For motivation: You'll get ongoing support, access to educational resources, and inspirational e-mails to help keep you going.

Enroll in COSENTYX Connect now. Or call 1-844-COSENTYX (1-844-267-3689).

*Limitations apply. For those commercially insured and 18 years or older. Up to a $16,000 annual cap. You will be responsible for any co-pay once limit is reached in a calendar year. This offer is not valid under Medicare, Medicaid, or any other federal or state program. Not valid for cash-paying patients. Novartis reserves the right to rescind, revoke, or amend this program without notice. Enrollment expires 12/31/18.

Covered Until You're Covered Program: Eligible patients must have commercial insurance, a valid prescription for COSENTYX, and a denial of insurance coverage based on a prior authorization request. Program requires the submission of an appeal of the coverage denial within the first 90 days of enrollment in order to remain eligible. Program provides initial 5 weekly doses (if prescribed) and monthly doses for free to patients for up to two years or until they receive insurance coverage approval, whichever occurs earlier. Program is not available to patients whose medications are reimbursed in whole or in part by Medicare, Medicaid, Tricare, or any other federal or state program. Patients may be asked to re-verify insurance coverage status during the course of the program. No purchase necessary. Program is not health insurance, nor is participation a guarantee of insurance coverage. Limitations may apply. Enrolled patients awaiting coverage for COSENTYX after two years may be eligible for a limited Program extension. Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation reserves the right to rescind, revoke, or amend this Program without notice. Program enrollment must occur by 12/31/18.

WHAT IS PATIENT ASSISTANCE NOW?

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Patient Assistance NOW is an online resource that connects people in need to financial assistance programs that can help provide access to their Novartis medications. For more information, visit www.patientassistancenow.com.

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

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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:

Infections

COSENTYX may lower the ability of your immune system to fight infections and may increase your risk of infections.

  • Your doctor should check you for tuberculosis (TB) before starting treatment with COSENTYX.
  • If your doctor feels that you are at risk for TB, you may be treated with medicine for TB before you begin treatment with COSENTYX and during treatment with COSENTYX.
  • Your doctor should watch you closely for signs and symptoms of TB during treatment with COSENTYX. Do not take COSENTYX if you have an active TB infection.

Before starting COSENTYX, tell your doctor if you:

  • are being treated for an infection
  • have an infection that does not go away or that keeps coming back
  • have TB or have been in close contact with someone with TB
  • think you have an infection or have symptoms of an infection such as:
  • fevers, sweats, or chills
  • muscle aches
  • cough
  • shortness of breath
  • blood in your phlegm
  • weight loss
  • warm, red, or painful skin or sores on your body
  • diarrhea or stomach pain
  • burning when you urinate or urinate more often than normal

After starting COSENTYX, call your doctor right away if you have any signs of infection listed above. Do not use COSENTYX if you have any signs of infection unless you are instructed to by your doctor.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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

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.

Before starting COSENTYX, tell your doctor if you:

  • have any of the conditions or symptoms listed above for infections
  • have inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis)
  • are allergic to latex. The needle caps contain latex.
  • have recently received or are scheduled to receive an immunization (vaccine). People who take COSENTYX should not receive live vaccines.
  • have any other medical conditions
  • are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if COSENTYX can harm your unborn baby. You and your doctor should decide if you will use COSENTYX.
  • are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if COSENTYX passes into your breast milk.

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.

  • Use COSENTYX exactly as prescribed by your doctor.
  • If your doctor decides that you or a caregiver may give your injections of COSENTYX at home, you should receive training on the right way to prepare and inject COSENTYX. Do not try to inject COSENTYX yourself, until you or your caregiver has been shown how to inject COSENTYX by your doctor or nurse.
  • 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.

    You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

INDICATION

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).

Please see full Prescribing Information, including Medication Guide.

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