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Cosentyx

Used for: Spondyloarthritis, Plaque psoriasis, Psoriatic arthritis
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What is Cosentyx?

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.

How to use it?

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. 

What are the side effects of Cosentyx?

Common side effects of Cosentyx include upper respiratory tract infections (sore throat, runny or stuffy nose), cold sores, diarrhoea, athlete’s foot, headache, nausea and fatigue.

Who should not take Cosentyx?

  • Anyone who is allergic to any component of Cosentyx
  • Anyone with active infection
  • Anyone with low blood cell count
  • Anyone with Inflammatory Bowel Disease
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Where to buy Cosentyx in Hong Kong?

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

Need more information?

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.

Available dosage
  • 150mg (Injections)
  • 150mg/ml / 300mg/2ml (Injection Pen)
  • 150mg/ml / 300mg/2ml (Pre-Filled Syringe)
Drug class
Immunosuppressants
Sub class
Biologics, Interleukin (IL) Inhibitors
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