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Cosentyx is indicated alone or in combination with methotrexate, for the treatment of active PsA in adult patients when the response to previous DMARDs has been inadequate;  for the treatment of active AS in adults who have responded inadequately to conventional therapy;  and for the treatment of active nr-axSpA, with objective signs of inflammation, as indicated by elevated C-reactive protein and/or MRI evidence, in adults who have responded inadequately to NSAIDs.

Fast and lasting efficacy2–4

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Registry data show that the majority of biologic-initated PsA patients present with 3+ manifestations (n=354)6

  Cosentyx has demonstrated fast and lasting efficacy in all 6 key PsA manifestations*1,3–5,7,8

  Cosentyx is recommended by EULAR* and NICE for use in PsA as a first-line biologic after DMARD failure9,10


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The first head-to-head trial with a specific rheumatology primary endpoint to evaluate the efficacy and safety of Cosentyx vs adalimumab in patients with active PsA.11


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*Recommendation 6: In patients with peripheral arthritis and an inadequate response to at least one csDMARD, therapy with a bDMARD should be commenced; when there is relevant skin involvement, an IL-17 inhibitor or IL-12/23 inhibitor may be preferred.9
Cosentyx 150 mg group includes placebo-switchers and patients who escalated to 300 mg starting at week 128 or later, after a protocol amendment.8
The primary endpoint of the FUTURE 2 study was ACR20 response at Week 24 and was met (Cosentyx 300 mg: 54%, Cosentyx 150 mg: 51%, placebo: 15%; P<0.0001 for both).1§As observed in patients (94 with Cosentyx 150 mg) with this symptom at baseline.1
As observed in patients (40 with Cosentyx 150 mg) with this symptom at baseline.1
¥The primary endpoint of the TRANSFIGURE study was percentage change in total fingernail NAPSI score from baseline to week 16 and was met (Cosentyx 300 mg: -45.3%, placebo: -10.8%; P<0.001).3
The primary endpoint of the MAXIMISE study was met. ASAS20 response at Week 12: Cosentyx 300 mg 63%, placebo 31%; P<0.001 (multiple imputation).5

ACR, American College of Rheumatology; AS, ankylosing spondylitis; ASAS, Assessment in SpondyloArthritis international Society; axSpA, axial spondyloarthritis; DMARD, disease-modifying antirheumatic drug; EULAR, European League Against Rheumatism; GRAPPA, Group for Research and Assessment of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis; IL, interleukin; NAPSI, Nail Psoriasis Severity Index; NSAID, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug; nr-axSpA, non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis; PASI, Psoriasis Area and Severity Index; PsA, psoriatic arthritis; PsO, plaque psoriasis; s.c., subcutaneous.

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  7. Leung YY et al. Front Med (Lausanne). 2018;5:246.
  8. McInnes IB et al. Lancet Rheumatol. 2020;2:227–35.
  9. Gossec L et al. Ann Rheum Dis. 2020;79: 700–12.
  10. NICE guideline TA445. Available at: (Accessed January 2021).
  11. McInnes IB et al. Lancet. 2020;395:1496–1505.
  12. Lee S et al. Pharmacy and Therapeutics. 2010;35:680–9.
  13. Reich K et al. Br J Dermatol. 2020 (ePub ahead of print).
  14. Feld J et al. Nat Rev Rheumatol. 2018;14:363–71.
  15. Gottlieb AB et al. J Dermatol Treat. 2006;17:343–52.
  16. Ritchlin CT et al. N Engl J Med. 2017;376:957–70.
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