Posted from: Monday, February 01, 2016 - 01:39 PM - Present

Cosentyx Approved with New Indications

January 15, 2016 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Cosentyx (secukinumab) manufactured by Novartis’.  New FDA approvals for Cosentyx include treatment for adults who have ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and psoriatic arthritis (PsA). Cosentyx is an interleukin-17A (IL-17A) inhibitor originally approved to treat psoriasis in 2015. Recommended maintenance dosing for both of its new indications is 150mg every four weeks administered as a subcutaneous injection. New patients should be given 150mg loading doses once weekly for the first five weeks and then it can be decreased to once every four weeks. Clinical studies showed patients with either AS or PsA improved as compared with study participants who got placebo (inactive) injections. Cosentyx is distributed through a limited specialty network.

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