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Cosentyx

Generic Name: secukinumab (SEK ue KIN ue mab)
Brand Names: Cosentyx
Cosentyx (secukinumab) is used to treat plaque psoriasis, ankylosing spondylitis, and psoriatic arthritis. Includes Cosentyx side effects, interactions and indications.
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Drug Information:
Cosentyx (secukinumab) is an immunosuppressant that reduces the effects of a chemical substance in the body that can cause inflammation. Cosentyx is used to treat moderate to severe plaque psoriasis (raised, silvery flaking of the skin), ankylosing spondylitis, and psoriatic arthritis in adults. Cosentyx may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide. Follow all directions on your medicine label and package. Tell each of your healthcare providers about all your medical conditions, allergies, and all medicines you use. Learn more

Cosentyx Side Effects

Cosentyx Side Effects

Note: This document contains side effect information about secukinumab. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Cosentyx.

In Summary

Common side effects of Cosentyx include: infection and nasopharyngitis. Other side effects include: diarrhea. See below for a comprehensive list of adverse effects.

For the Consumer

Applies to secukinumab: subcutaneous solution

Along with its needed effects, secukinumab (the active ingredient contained in Cosentyx) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking secukinumab:

More common

  • Fever
  • headache
  • muscle aches
  • sore throat
  • stuffy or runny nose
  • unusual tiredness or weakness

Less common

  • Body aches or pain
  • chills
  • cough
  • difficulty with breathing
  • ear congestion
  • hives or welts, itching, or skin rash
  • loss of voice
  • redness of the skin

Incidence not known

  • Diarrhea
  • difficulty with swallowing
  • dizziness
  • fast heartbeat
  • puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  • rectal bleeding
  • severe diarrhea
  • severe stomach pain
  • tightness in the chest
  • weight loss

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to secukinumab: subcutaneous powder for injection, subcutaneous solution

Dermatologic

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Tinea pedis, urticaria

Gastrointestinal

Common (1% to 10%): Diarrhea, oral herpes

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Oral candidiasis

Frequency not reported: Exacerbation of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)

Hypersensitivity

Rare (less than 0.1%): Anaphylaxis

Immunologic

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Immunogenicity

Frequency not reported: Candida infections, herpes viral infections, staphylococcal skin infections, infections requiring treatment (increased as serum concentration of this drug is increased), neutropenia

Respiratory

Very common (10% or more): Nasopharyngitis (up to 12.3%)

Common (1% to 10%): Upper respiratory tract infection, rhinitis, pharyngitis, rhinorrhea

Hematologic

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Neutropenia

Ocular

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Conjunctivitis

Other

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Otitis externa

Editorial References and Review

Medically reviewed by BestRx Medical Team Last updated on 1/1/2020.

Source: Drugs.com Cosentyx