Mike is an actual patient who has taken COSENTYX and has been compensated for his time.
Individual results may vary.
Sometimes treatments don't always deliver the results we hope for. So when you're living with psoriatic arthritis, and are continuing to power through the pain, swelling, and sometimes even itchy and scaly skin, it may mean missing out on doing the things you love.
If you're still struggling with psoriatic arthritis and are considering other treatment options, keep reading to learn more about COSENTYX, and talk to your doctor if you're ready to find out what's next.
COSENTYX is a different kind of medication. It's the first and only psoriatic arthritis medication that targets IL-17A, one of the proteins believed to play an important role in inflammation in psoriatic arthritis.
PSORIATIC ARTHRITIS IS THE RESULT OF AN OVERACTIVE IMMUNE SYSTEM. WHILE THE SPECIFIC CAUSES OF PSORIATIC ARTHRITIS ARE NOT FULLY KNOWN, IT IS BELIEVED THAT THERE ARE MULTIPLE PROTEINS IN YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM, INCLUDING IL-17A, WHICH MAY PLAY A ROLE IN INFLAMMATION.
If you have psoriatic arthritis with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis:
To start, your doctor will prescribe 5 weekly doses followed by one dose a month.* The recommended dose is 300 mg, which is taken as two (2) 150-mg injections under the skin.
If you have psoriatic arthritis with mild or no plaque psoriasis:
To start, your doctor will either prescribe 5 weekly doses or just one dose once a month based on what's right for you. After that, you only need to take COSENTYX once a month.* The recommended dose is 150 mg, which is taken as one injection under the skin. If you continue to have PsA symptoms after you start, your doctor may increase your dose to 300 mg (taken as two 150-mg injections).
Your healthcare provider should show you how to prepare and inject COSENTYX before you use it for the first time.
*Monthly dose equals 1 dose every 4 weeks.
“The pen is great and is an excellent method of delivery for the patient.”
– MikeSee Mike’s story
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).