Convenient once-a-month dosing

The recommended dose of COSENTYX® for moderate-severe plaque psoriasis is 300 mg.To start, your doctor will prescribe 5 weekly loading doses. To continue after that, you only need to take COSENTYX once a month for maintenance, which means fewer interruptions in your daily routine.

Each 300-mg dose is given as 2 injections of 150 mg under the skin.


COSENTYX Monthly Dosing Chart

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.

COSENTYX comes in the easy-to-use Sensoready® Pen, which is designed for comfortable use:

COSENTYX Sensoready Pen self-injection medication

Concealed needle

You can self-inject safely and confidently

Viewing window

The green indicator assures you that your injection has been completely delivered

Easy, no-button activation

Automatic 2-click technology allows you to hear when your dose starts and finishes

Ergonomic shape

Designed to be easy to hold and easy to use

Learn more about how to use the Sensoready Pen and about COSENTYX in the prefilled syringe.

In clinical trials of people with plaque psoriasis, less than 1% experienced any injection site reactions with COSENTYX

Results are from clinical trials at week 12.

COSENTYX Sensoready Pen

The Sensoready Pen is easy to get used to:

More than 90% of people reported no pain or reaction during or after the injection§

Nearly 9 out of 10 people reported being satisfied or very satisfied with self-injection using the Sensoready Pen§

Download this handy brochure with instructions and tips so you have them whenever you need them.

§In a study of patients with active psoriatic arthritis.

COSENTYX Psoriasis Patient Dosing Gary Quote
Actual Patient

Individual results may vary. Gary was compensated for his time.

“The UPS guy shows up. I put my medicine away. When it’s the day to take it, I put it in. It's practically painless. I'm good to go. I don't think about it for a month, and then I'm excited to call to reorder to have the UPS guy show up again.”

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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)

  • with active psoriatic arthritis

  • with active ankylosing spondylitis

  • 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.

  • 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, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

 Please see full Prescribing Information, including Medication Guide.