BE REAL ABOUT HOW YOU FEEL WITH YOUR DOCTOR

BE REAL ANOUT HOW YOU FEEL WITH YOUR DOCTOR BE REAL ANOUT HOW YOU FEEL WITH YOUR DOCTOR

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BE REAL ABOUT YOUR ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS WITH YOUR DOCTOR

DOCTOR DISCUSSION GUIDE

Complete and print the doctor discussion guide to help you get the conversation started during your next visit.

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Is my current treatment working as well as it used to?

Is my current treatment working as well as it used to?

Yes

No

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Am I having an easier time engaging in things I enjoy doing, and things I need to do?

Am I having an easier time engaging in things I enjoy doing, and things I need to do?

Yes

No

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Have I been able to move with less pain and stiffness over time?

Have I been able to move with less pain and stiffness over time?

Yes

No

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Am I not feeling better or continuing to experience back pain and stiffness in the morning?

Am I not feeling better or continuing to experience back pain and stiffness in the morning?

Yes

No

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Is ankylosing spondylitis negatively impacting my ability to perform daily tasks?

Is ankylosing spondylitis negatively impacting my ability to perform daily tasks?

Yes

No

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Am I ready to investigate my alternatives?

Am I ready to investigate my alternatives?

Yes

No

Make sure to discuss your answers and your goals with your doctor at your next visit.

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Is my current treatment working as well as it used to?

Yes. My current treatment is still awesome.

No. Not the improvement I was looking for.

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Am I having an easier time engaging in things I enjoy doing, and things I need to do?

Yes. I'm able to do the things I need to do.

No. I still can't do what I need to do.

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Have I been able to move with less pain and stiffness over time?

Yes. I'm moving around better, with less back pain and stiffness.

No. I expected more relief from back pain and stiffness.

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Am I not feeling better or continuing to experience back pain and stiffness in the morning?

Yes. I'm still in pain.

No. I'm feeling pretty good these days.

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Is ankylosing spondylitis negatively impacting my ability to perform daily tasks?

Yes. It's still very hard to do the things I need to do.

No. I can do the things I need to do.

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Am I ready to investigate my alternatives?

Yes. I'm ready to learn more about other treatments.

No. I'm happy with my current treatment.

Make sure to discuss your answers and your goals with your doctor at your next visit.

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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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