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Active ingredients: secukinumab
What it is used for
Plaque psoriasis COSENTYX is indicated for the treatment of moderate to severe plaque psoriasis in adult patients who are candidates for systemic therapy or phototherapy. Psoriatic arthritis Cosentyx is indicated for the treatment of adult patients with active psoriatic arthritis when the response to previous disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug (DMARD) therapy has been inadequate,Axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) with or without radiographic damage Ankylosing spondylitis (axSpA with radiographic damage) COSENTYX is indicated for the treatment of adult patients with active ankylosing spondylitis.,Non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA without radiographic damage) COSENTYX is indicated for the treatment of adult patients with active non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis with objective signs of inflammation as indicated by elevated C-reactive protein (CRP) and/or MRI change, who have had an inadequate response to, or are intolerant to, NSAIDS.
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Subcutaneous. This medicine is injected, usually with a short needle or pen-like device, into the fat just beneath the skin.
- Store at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius
- Do not Freeze
- Protect from Light
- See Product information for shelf life
- Store in Original Container
- Shelf lifetime is 24 Months.
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Clear, colourless-slightly yellow liquid in pre-assembled 1 mL glass syringe, with needle, needle shield, plunger, & safety device in blister
Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
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For the active ingredient secukinumab
You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.
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Reporting side effects
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You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems
Secukinumab — Arthritis Australia
Secukinumab (brand name: Cosentyx) is a medicine used to treat adults with psoriatic arthritis, an inflammatory disease of the joints that is often accompanied by psoriasis
Read more on Arthritis Australia website
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Psoriasis - myDr.com.au
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