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Get answers here about starting and taking COSENTYX®. If there's anything you're looking for that you don't see, please give us a call at 1-844-267-3689.

WHAT IS COSENTYX?

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COSENTYX is the first medicine of its kind for ankylosing spondylitis. It's the only FDA-approved medication for AS that specifically targets IL-17A.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

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COSENTYX specifically targets IL-17A.

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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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.

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, watch our demonstration videos.

HOW WELL WILL IT WORK?

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Results vary for each person. In clinical trials, 6 out of 10 people saw an overall improvement in symptoms of AS 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 taking COSENTYX saw at least a 40% improvement in overall symptoms of AS.

WHEN WILL IT START WORKING?

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Results may vary for each person. In clinical trials, COSENTYX was proven to reduce symptoms of AS at 16 weeks. 6 out of 10 people noticed at least a 20% improvement in symptoms. Learn more here.

DO I HAVE TO TAKE IT WITH OTHER DRUGS, LIKE METHOTREXATE AND SULFASALAZINE?

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COSENTYX works with or without other therapies, such as methotrexate or sulfasalazine.

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

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If you have commercial insurance, you may be eligible for a $0 co-pay*. 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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Our team of support specialists will conduct a benefits investigation and determine whether your insurance covers COSENTYX and what your out-of-pocket costs might be.

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If you have commercial insurance, we'll help you get your medication as quickly as possible. If you're experiencing a delay (including changes in your plan), you'll 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 completed Service Request Form for COSENTYX, and be experiencing a delay in obtaining coverage. Program provides initial 5 weekly doses (if prescribed) and monthly doses for free to patients for two years or until they receive insurance coverage approval. Enrolled patients awaiting coverage for COSENTYX after two years may be eligible for a limited Program extension subject to approval by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation. 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. No purchase necessary. Participation is not a guarantee of insurance coverage. Once coverage is approved, patients will no longer be eligible. Limitations may apply. Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation reserves the right to rescind, revoke, or amend this Program without notice. Enrollment expires 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 you're experiencing a delay (including changes in your plan), you'll get up to 2 years of COSENTYX for free while we work with your doctor and 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 completed Service Request Form for COSENTYX, and be experiencing a delay in obtaining coverage. Program provides initial 5 weekly doses (if prescribed) and monthly doses for free to patients for two years or until they receive insurance coverage approval. Enrolled patients awaiting coverage for COSENTYX after two years may be eligible for a limited Program extension subject to approval by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation. 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. No purchase necessary. Participation is not a guarantee of insurance coverage. Once coverage is approved, patients will no longer be eligible. Limitations may apply. Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation reserves the right to rescind, revoke, or amend this Program without notice. Enrollment expires 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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