Cosentyx (secukinumab) is associate immunosuppressive drug that reduces the results of a chemical substancewithin the body that may cause inflammation.
Cosentyx is employed to treat moderate to severe plaque skin disease (raised, silvery flaking of the skin), Marie-Strumpell disease, and rheumatoid arthritis in adults.
Cosentyx may be used for functions ex-directory during this medication guide.
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Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction to Cosentyx: hives; difficult breathing; feeling like you might pass out; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have:
redness, warmth, or swelling under your skin;
cold sores, sores on your genital or anal area;
painful skin sores;
cough, shortness of breath, cough with red or pink mucus;
increased urination, pain or burning when you urinate;
sores or white patches in your mouth or throat (yeast infection or "thrush");
diarrhea, stomach pain; or
fever, chills, sweating, muscle pain, weight loss.
Common Cosentyx side effects may include:
cold symptoms such as stuffy nose, sneezing, sore throat.
300 mg subcutaneously at Weeks 0, 1, 2, 3, and 4 followed by 300 mg every 4 weeks (each 300 mg dose is given as 2 subcutaneous injections of 150 mg) Comments: -Each injection should be administered at a different anatomic location (such as upper arms, thighs, or any quadrant of abdomen) than the previous injection, and not into areas where the skin is tender, bruised, erythematous, indurated or affected by psoriasis.