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How does Taltz work?

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Official Answer by Drugs.com 5 May 2016

Taltz (generic name ixekizumab) injection, from Eli Lilly, was FDA-approved in March 2016 to treat adults with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis. Psoriasis is an autoimmune skin condition that results in patches of skin redness, itching and flaking.

Taltz’s active ingredient is an antibody that binds to a protein known as interleukin (IL)-17A that plays a role in the inflammation. Taltz slows the inflammatory response that leads to the development of plaque psoriasis.

Common side effects as reported in studies were injection site reactions, upper respiratory tract infections, nausea, and fungal skin infections.

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