Cosentyx is an injection medication that is meant to help treat plaque psoriasis. This treatment has been approved by the US Food and Drug Association (FDA) and is available as two separate injections of 150 milligrams each.
For some people, one injection may provide the best results but it is best to discuss this treatment with your doctor or a professional healthcare provider.
The dosage that you are prescribed may be dependent on the severity of your case of plaque psoriasis.
It is important to use this product exactly as your doctor directs.
Do not take Cosentyx if you are allergic to any of the ingredients found in this product. If you do experience an allergic reaction while taking Cosentyx, stop taking it immediately and go see your doctor.
There is a chance that Cosentyx will increase your risk of infection and can lower the ability of your immune system to properly fight off infections.
Before taking this treatment, it is important to tell your doctor if you are currently being treated for an infection, are dealing with a reoccurring infection, have tuberculosis (TB) or have come into contact with someone who has TB, or if you believe you are experiencing symptoms of an infection.
Be sure to let your doctor know about all the medication that you are currently taking, including prescriptions, vitamins, herbal supplements or any over-the-counter medications. It is vital that your doctor knows what else you are taking in order to determine whether or not they will affect the results of Cosentyx.
Cosentyx is usually injected by a doctor or a professional healthcare provider, but you can self-administer the injection or have a caregiver inject it for you if you receive the proper training.
Common side effects of Cosentyx include symptoms of a cold, diarrhea, or upper respiratory tract infections.
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