Cosentyx is a brand medication that contains Secukinumab, which belongs to a class of immunosuppressants. It works by inhibiting the activity of a protein Interleukin (IL) which causes a number of immune diseases like plaque psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis and spondyloarthritis.
Cosentyx is available as a pre-filled pen and pre-filled syringe. For plaque psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis and spondyloarthritis in adults, the standard dose is 300 mg by subcutaneous injection, as two injections of 150 mg. Weekly injections are given for 4 weeks followed by monthly injections. You will receive a 300 mg dose given as two injections of 150 mg.
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In Hong Kong, Cosentyx is a prescription only medicine, and requires a prescription from a doctor to be purchased in a pharmacy. It can also be obtained from doctors. To find a pharmacy near you, refer to the list of pharmacies (“Authorized Sellers of Poisons”) from the Hong Kong Department of Health.
For more information about drug names and ingredients, you can visit Hong Kong’s Drug Office at https://www.drugoffice.gov.hk
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For detailed information about the use of Cosentyx in children, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and for questions about drug interactions, please check with your pharmacist or doctor.
Disclaimer: our goal is to provide you with the most relevant drug information and common dosage for Hong Kong. This information does not constitute medical advice. For specific treatment recommendations and advice, always discuss with your doctor or pharmacist, and follow the instructions included with your specific medicine.