Watch how COSENTYX® is thought to work to help you move and feel better
IL-17A is one of the many molecules that may be involved in causing an overactive—or noisy—immune system. COSENTYX helps “quiet the noise” in your immune system by targeting IL-17A, and can help you feel better.
What makes COSENTYX different?
COSENTYX is a biologic that helps reduce the symptoms of AS, like back pain and morning stiffness. It's the first biologic of its kind to treat AS by targeting a molecule called IL-17A. A biologic is a protein-based medication that is made from living sources and is taken by injection or infusion.
Proven to reduce symptoms of AS
In as little as 16 weeks, twice as many people treated with COSENTYX achieved at least a 20% improvement in overall symptoms versus those taking placebo (61% vs. 28%). A similar percentage of people saw an improvement at 5 years as well.
Many people who took COSENTYX not only had less spinal pain and morning stiffness, they also saw improvement in their ability to move and felt better overall after just 16 weeks compared to placebo.
A similar percentage of people saw improvement at 5 years as well.†
†In this study, patients and doctors were told which medication was being used after 4 months. When patients and doctors know the study drug being used, it may affect the results.
COSENTYX has been studied extensively for 12 years across all indications. COSENTYX was approved by the FDA in January 2015 to treat moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. Then in January 2016 it was approved by the FDA to treat active ankylosing spondylitis and active psoriatic arthritis. It has been prescribed to over 160,000 people in the US across all indications.
“There’s a noticeable difference. I’m feeling much better.”
—Wendy, Actual Patient
Individual results may vary. Wendy was compensated for her time.
Less morning stiffness
“I’m able to get up in the mornings and not feel that stiffness as strong as I had before.”
—Jesse, Actual Patient
Individual results may vary. Jesse was compensated for his time.
Back pain relief
“I got relief fairly quickly. I was no longer having incredible back pain.”
—Garth, Actual Patient
Individual results may vary. Garth was compensated for his time.