COSENTYX will be delivered to you as quickly as possible from a specialty pharmacy. Watch this video to learn more. 

3 steps to get your COSENTYX and have it shipped to you:

STEP 1: Getting COSENTYX covered

Getting COSENTYX Covered


  • Your Personal Support Specialist at COSENTYX® Connect will work with you and your healthcare provider to get your COSENTYX prescription approved. 
  • Your doctor may need to fill out a prior authorization and additional forms, based on your insurance, before your first dose can be delivered.
  • Be prepared to receive a call from your doctor’s office or from an unfamiliar number, which may be your Personal Support Specialist at COSENTYX® Connect, to help this process go smoothly. Make sure to save your Personal Support Specialist’s phone number to your phone so you know who’s calling.

STEP 2: Getting financial assistance



  • You may be eligible for our $0 co-pay program, once your coverage is approved and you’re enrolled in COSENTYX® Connect.
  • If you have commercial or private insurance and your prescription coverage isn't initially approved, you may get up to 2 years of COSENTYX for free through the Covered Until You’re Covered Program while we work with your healthcare provider to try to secure coverage for COSENTYX.
  • If you don't have prescription drug coverage, visit the Novartis Patient Assistance Foundation or call 1-800-277-2254 to get assistance with finding programs that may help you with your Novartis prescription medications. 

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 reserves the right to rescind, revoke, or amend the Program and discontinue support at any time without notice.

STEP 3: Getting COSENTYX delivered

Getting COSENTYX Delivered


  • COSENTYX is sent to you from a specialty pharmacy since it’s a biologic drug, which means it requires special handling and must be refrigerated.
  • Once approved, you’ll receive a call from your specialty pharmacy, which may be from a 1-800 number or an unfamiliar number. Make sure to add this number to your phone so that you recognize the call in the future. Your specialty pharmacy will call to ask for additional information and to schedule delivery. Then, COSENTYX will be delivered to you.

Want more help getting started? Download the checklist to learn more about getting COSENTYX covered, and how COSENTYX® Connect can help.

Questions about getting COSENTYX covered by your insurance company?

We will do everything we can to help make your medication accessible and affordable. If you have commercial insurance, here’s some information to help you understand the approval process.

Insurance Prior Authorization for COSENTYX Prescription

What is prior authorization? 

Your doctor may need prior authorization to prescribe COSENTYX. That means your insurance company has to approve your prescription before it can be filled. If prior authorization is required, it could take a few more weeks to get your COSENTYX prescription approved.

If for some reason prior authorization is denied, it could be because of incomplete or inaccurate insurance information, diagnosis coding errors and omissions, filing time limits, insufficient medical need, not being on the drug formulary, or high co-pay/deductible/patient portion amounts. No matter what the reason, we are here to help. We will do everything we can to help make COSENTYX affordable and accessible for you.

COSENTYX Financial Assistance

What if I can’t get insurance coverage for COSENTYX?

If for any reason your coverage is denied, we'll do everything we can to help. The Covered Until You’re Covered Program offers up to 2 years of COSENTYX for free if your coverage isn't initially approved. This program has no income limitation. Call 1-844-COSENTYX (1-844-267-3689) to see if you're eligible and to learn more. 

In the meantime, here’s what you can do:

  • Talk to your doctor about submitting an appeal to the insurance company to reverse their decision.
  • Call your insurance company directly to understand the reason(s) why your prior authorization was denied and discuss an appeal.
  • If your plan was purchased through your state’s health insurance marketplace, you can find help on
  • Call your state’s insurance commissioner's office and ask for steps on how to file an appeal for your prescription coverage. You can find your state’s insurance commissioner at the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.
  • If you've lost your insurance, learn more about your options here.
Helping Hands

Novartis Patient Assistance Foundation

The Novartis Patient Assistance Foundation, Inc. (NPAF), a non-profit organization, is committed to providing access to Novartis medications for those most in need. If you are experiencing financial hardship, have limited or no prescription coverage, and cannot afford the cost of your medications, then you may be eligible to receive Novartis medications for free. To learn more, call 1-800-277-2254 or visit

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COSENTYX® (secukinumab) is a prescription medicine used to treat:

  • people 6 years of age and older 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)

  • people 4 years of age and older with active enthesitis-related arthritis

  • people 2 years of age and older with active psoriatic arthritis

  • adults with active ankylosing spondylitis

  • adults with active non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis and objective signs of inflammation

Important Safety Information

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, sometimes serious.

  • 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; skin rash or hives (red, itchy bumps). 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 cap on the COSENTYX Sensoready® 150 mg/mL pen and the 150 mg/mL and 75 mg/0.5 mL prefilled syringes contains latex.

  • have recently received or are scheduled to receive an immunization (vaccine). People who take COSENTYX should not receive live vaccines. Children should be brought up to date with all vaccines before starting COSENTYX.

  • 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, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

 Please see full Prescribing Information, including Medication Guide.