YOU’RE HERE FOR A REASON
Individual results may vary.
Clearer skin is important to you. It can make a big difference in how you live your life. But your current skin clearance may not be what you'd hoped for, so you may be looking for another treatment option.
Before you decide, take a minute to learn more about how COSENTYX® works to help improve the symptoms of moderate to severe plaque psoriasis.
Plaque psoriasis is the result of an overactive immune system. While the specific causes of plaque psoriasis are not fully known, it is believed that there are multiple proteins in your immune system, including IL-17A, that may play a role in inflammation and skin plaque growth.
COSENTYX is the #1 prescribed medicine of its kind. It is the first FDA-approved biologic that selectively targets IL-17A to treat moderate to severe plaque psoriasis in adults.
*Monthly maintenance dose equals 1 dose every 4 weeks.
The recommended dose of COSENTYX is 300 mg, which is taken as two (2) separate 150-mg injections under the skin.
For some people, a dose of 150 mg may be acceptable.
People taking COSENTYX may self-inject on their own after proper training from their healthcare provider.
“This Monday will be my third maintenance shot. I’m like, 75 percent clear.” – GarySee Gary’s story Individual results may vary.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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).