Cosentyx 150mg 1s


per box:1 vial, Manufacturer: Novartis


Composition Secukinumab
Primary Use This is used for the treatment of the following inflammatory diseases:Plaque Psoriasis, Psoriasis Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondilitis.

Medicine Overview of Cosentyx 150mg


Uses of Cosentyx 150mg

Secukinumab is used to treat moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis in adults whose specialists have determined that systemic or phototherapy may be beneficial. It is also used to treat active psoriatic arthritis and active ankylosing spondylitis in adults who have not had an adequate response to other treatments.

Cosentyx 150mg side effects


Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:

  • athlete’s foot
  • eye infection (e.g., discharge with itching, redness, swelling)
  • itchy rash
  • signs of infection (symptoms may include fever or chills, severe diarrhea, shortness of breath, prolonged dizziness, headache, stiff neck, weight loss, or listlessness)
  • thrush (white patches in the mouth)
  • Stop taking the medication and seek immediate medical attention if any of the following occur:
  • signs of a serious allergic reaction (e.g., abdominal cramps, difficulty breathing, nausea and vomiting, or swelling of the face and throat)

How to use Cosentyx 150mg

Secukinumab is administered by subcutaneous injection in the thigh, buttocks, or abdomen. It is important to rotate the site of injection in order to minimize the risk of fat wasting at the site of injection. If possible, avoid injecting into areas that are affected by psoriasis.

Do not shake this medication before using it. The solution for injection should be clear and colourless-to-slightly-yellow. If it is brown or you can see particles in the solution, do not use it.

How Cosentyx 150mg works

For people with plaque psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis or ankylosing spondylitis, the body overproduces a protein called interleukin-17A (IL-17A). Secukinumab recognizes this protein and blocks the action of IL-17A, reducing the symptoms of these conditions.

In Depth Information on Cosentyx 150mg

Expert advice for Cosentyx 150mg

  • Tell your doctor or pharmacist before using Cosentyx:
  • if you currently have an infection
  • if you have long-term or repeated infections.
  • if you have tuberculosis.
  • if you have ever had an allergic reaction to latex.
  • if you have Crohn’s disease.
  • if you have ulcerative colitis.
  • if you have recently had a vaccination or if you are due to have a vaccination during treatment with Cosentyx.
  • if you are receiving any other treatment for psoriasis, such as another immunosuppressant or phototherapy with ultraviolet (UV) light.

Cosentyx 150mg related warnings

Special precautions for Cosentyx 150mg

No data given.
It is preferable to avoid the use of Cosentyx in pregnancy. The effects of this medicine in
pregnant women are not known. If you are a woman of childbearing potential, you are advised
to avoid becoming pregnant and must use adequate contraception while using Cosentyx and for
at least 20 weeks after the last Cosentyx dose. Talk to your doctor if you are pregnant, think you
may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby.
Talk to your doctor if you are breast-feeding or are planning to breast-feed. You and your doctor
should decide if you will breast-feed or use Cosentyx. You should not do both. After using
Cosentyx you should not breast-feed for at least 20 weeks after the last dose.
Cosentyx has no or negligible influence on the ability to drive and use machines.
No data given.
No data given.

What if you miss a dose of Cosentyx 150mg ?

If you have forgotten to inject a dose of Cosentyx, inject the next dose as soon as you remember. Then
talk to your doctor to discuss when you should inject the next dose.

Additional information

Weight 0.068 kg