Paying for COSENTYX | COSENTYX® (secukinumab)

Do not use cosentyx if you have had a serious allergic reaction to secukinumab or any of the other ingredients of cosentyx. see the medication guide for a complete list of ingredients.

cosentyx is a medicine that affects your immune system. cosentyx may increase the risk of serious side effects, such as:

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cosentyx may reduce the ability of your immune system to fight infections and may increase your risk of infections, sometimes serious.

  • Your doctor should check you for tuberculosis (tb) before you start treatment with cosentyx.
  • If your doctor thinks you are at risk of tuberculosis, you may be treated with tuberculosis medicines before you start cosentyx and during cosentyx treatment.
  • Your doctor should monitor you closely for signs and symptoms of tuberculosis during treatment with cosentyx. Do not take cosentyx if you have an active tuberculosis infection.
  • Before you start taking cosentyx, tell your doctor if:

    • are being treated for an infection
    • have an infection that won’t go away or keeps coming back
    • have tuberculosis or have been in close contact with someone with tuberculosis
    • think you have an infection or have symptoms of an infection such as: fever, sweats or chills; muscle pains; cough; difficulty breathing; blood in your phlegm; weightloss; hot, red, or painful skin or sores on your body; diarrhea or stomach pain; burning when urinating or urinating more often than normal
    • after starting cosentyx, call your doctor right away if you have any of the signs of infection listed above. do not use cosentyx if you have signs of infection unless your doctor tells you to.

      inflammatory bowel disease

      New cases of inflammatory bowel disease or “flare-ups” can occur with cosentyx and can sometimes be serious. if you have an inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease), tell your doctor if the symptoms of the disease worsen during treatment with cosentyx or you develop new symptoms of stomach pain or diarrhoea.

      serious allergic reactions

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      Serious allergic reactions may occur. Get emergency medical help right away if you have any of the following symptoms: feeling faint; swelling of your face, eyelids, lips, mouth, tongue, or throat; shortness of breath or throat tightness; chest tightness; skin rash or hives (red, itchy bumps). if you have a severe allergic reaction, do not inject cosentyx again.

      Before you start taking cosentyx, tell your doctor if:

      • have any of the conditions or symptoms listed above for infections.

      • have inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis).

      • are allergic to latex. The cosentyx sensoready® 150 mg/ml pen needle cap and the 150 mg/ml and 75 mg/0.5 ml pre-filled syringes contain latex.

      • have recently received or are scheduled to receive an immunization (shot). people taking cosentyx should not receive live vaccines. children should be up to date on all vaccinations before starting cosentyx.

      • have any other medical conditions.

      • are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known whether cosentyx can harm your unborn baby. you and your doctor should decide if you will use cosentyx.

      • are breastfeeding or planning to breastfeed. It is not known if cosentyx passes into breast milk.

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        Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. know the medications you take. keep a list of your medicines to show your doctor and pharmacist when you get a new medicine.

        How should I use cosentyx?

        Please refer to the detailed instructions for use that came with your cosentyx for information on how to prepare and inject a dose of cosentyx and how to properly dispose of (dispose of) used cosentyx sensoready pens and pre-filled syringes.

        • Use cosentyx exactly as your doctor prescribed.

        • If your doctor decides that you or a caregiver can give you cosentyx injections at home, you should be trained in the correct way to prepare and inject cosentyx. do not try to inject cosentyx yourself, until your doctor or nurse has taught you or your caregiver how to inject cosentyx.

          The most common side effects of cosentyx include: cold symptoms, diarrhea, and upper respiratory infections. these are not all the possible side effects of cosentyx. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

          You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription medications to the FDA. visit or call 1-800-fda-1088.

          See full Prescribing Information, including Medication Guide.

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