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Brand name: Cosentyx

Cosentyx is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) secukinumab. On this page you will find out more about Cosentyx, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: secukinumab

Pack size information

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Information for medicine and pack size:
Cosentyx 150 mg/mL injection solution, 2 x 1 mL syringes

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

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What this medicine is 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 Ankylosing spondylitis COSENTYX is indicated for the treatment of adult patients with active ankylosing spondylitis

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance Clear, colourless-slightly yellow liquid in pre-assembled 1 mL glass syringe, with needle, needle shield, plunger, & safety device in blister
Dosage Form Injection, solution
Route of administration Subcutaneous
Medicine schedule
1 syringe: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
2 syringes: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Syringe
Storage temperature Store at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions Protect from Light,Store in Original Container,Do not Freeze
Life time 24 Months
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information

The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.

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Is this medication banned in sport?

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