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Cosentyx
Specialty Drug

Secukinumab

SECUKINUMAB is used to treat psoriasis. It is also used to treat psoriatic arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis. Compare interleukin antagonists.
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Cosentyx Side Effects

What should I watch for?

Tell your doctor or healthcare professional if your symptoms do not start to get better or if they get worse.

You will be tested for tuberculosis (TB) before you start this medicine. If your doctor prescribes any medicine for TB, you should start taking the TB medicine before starting this medicine. Make sure to finish the full course of TB medicine.

Call your doctor or healthcare professional for advice if you get a fever, chills or sore throat, or other symptoms of a cold or flu. Do not treat yourself. This drug decreases your body's ability to fight infections. Try to avoid being around people who are sick.

This medicine can decrease the response to a vaccine. If you need to get vaccinated, tell your healthcare professional if you have received this medicine within the last 6 months. Extra booster doses may be needed. Talk to your doctor to see if a different vaccination schedule is needed.

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Side Effects to watch for

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report these to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

What may interact with this drug?

Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:

  • live virus vaccines

This medicine may also interact with the following medications:

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