Taltz is a prescription medicine used to treat adults:
- with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis, and
- who may benefit from taking injections or pills (systemic therapy) or phototherapy (treatment using ultraviolet or UV light)
It is not known if Taltz is safe and effective in children under 18 years of age.
Do not use Taltz if you have had a severe allergic reaction to ixekizumab or any of the other inactive ingredients.
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Serious allergic reactions. If you have a severe allergic reaction, do not give another injection of Taltz. Get emergency medical help right away if you get any of the following symptoms of a serious allergic reaction:
swelling of your face, eyelids, lips, mouth, tongue, or throat
trouble breathing or throat tightness
Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis (Inflammatory bowel disease) can happen during treatment with Taltz, including worsening symptoms. Tell your healthcare provider if you have new or worsening symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease during treatment, including:
stomach (abdomen) pain
diarrhea with or without blood
The most common side effects include:
injection site reactions
upper respiratory infections
Use Taltz exactly as prescribed by your healthcare provider. If your healthcare provider decides that you or a caregiver may give your injections of Taltz at home, you should receive training on the right way to prepare and inject Taltz. Do not try to inject yourself, until you or your caregiver have been shown how to inject Taltz. Taltz comes in an autoinjector and a prefilled syringe that you or your caregiver may use at home to give injections. Your healthcare provider will decide which type of Taltz is best for you to use at home. Taltz is given as an injection under your skin (subcutaneous injection), in your thighs or stomach area (abdomen) by you or a caregiver. A caregiver may also give you the injection of Taltz in the back of your arm. Do not give an injection in an area of the skin that is tender, bruised, red or hard, or in an area of skin that is affected by psoriasis. Each injection should be given at an alternate site. Do not use the one inch area around your navel (belly button).