This page contains a brief description that does not cover the medication. For more information read the review in Felleskatalogen.no for the respective drug.
The active substance is secukinumab which blocks IL-17 in the immune system and thus reduces rheumatic inflammation. Cosentyx is given as an injection under the skin (subcutaneously). The dose is 150-300mg subcutaneously monthly, often with more frequent dosing in the first weeks of treatment and depending on the disease being treated.
Cosentyx is not the first treatment choice
- Psoriatic arthritis
- 300mg subcutaneously weekly first 5 weeks, then monthly
- Ankylosing spondylitis (Bekhterev's disease)
- 150mg subcutaneously weekly first 5 weeks, then monthly
- Measurement of drug dose; please see here (anx.no/secukinumab)
Immunosuppressive therapy increases the risk of infection. More on side effects, precautions here (the Norwegian «Felleskatalogen»)
- H-prescription which is covered by the patient's health trust