User Reviews for Ixekizumab to treat Plaque Psoriasis
Also known as: Taltz
Ixekizumab has an average rating of 7.3 out of 10 from a total of 90 ratings for the treatment of Plaque Psoriasis. 68% of reviewers reported a positive effect, while 23% reported a negative effect.
Taltz (ixekizumab): “This has been a wonder drug. I tried Otezla and Humana and neither got rid of my plaques. After being on Taltz for about 2 months, all of my plaques are completely gone. Zero side effects. I now have been on Taltz for a year and my plaques have not returned. This is the best I have ever felt since first being diagnosed with psoriasis as a kid.”
Taltz (ixekizumab): “This drug is what my Doc put me on when I asked for Cosentyx. She said it had a little bit better success rate and might be a little cheaper. She also told me that I would only have to do labs once per year. I have moderate plaque P from head to toe. I should say HAD. I am 99% clear at 4 weeks. I only have light spots where plaques used to be. The only other biologics I have had are Humira, which worked for a year or so, and Otezla, which did not work at all. The only side effects I have had have been a slight touch of digestive trouble and maybe one day of mild (flu like) body aches. My cost after insurance and copay assistance is 5 bucks per month. Needless to say I am super happy so far. So far so great.”
Taltz (ixekizumab): “Thia drug worked pretty well while I was using it and the company has very friendly/cooperative service representatives. Be that as it may, you need to understand that this is a lifetime investment if you start using it. If you have to stop using it for any reason at all, like I did, please don't start. My psoriasis came back much worse and the areas of my body affected increased 5x. I don't know why this is, but it is important that prospective users are aware of this hidden side effect.”
Taltz (ixekizumab): “The benefits of Taltz for me are fantastic. I've had plaque psoriasis since I was 16. I’m 54 and have been clear for 2 years. It also helps with my osteoarthritis pain. I know the injections can hurt. I allow the injector to reach room temperature. Then I ice the injection site. It's hit or miss on pain. But if being slapped across the face once a month cleared my psoriasis, I’d do that too. Just saying.....”
Taltz (ixekizumab): “I’ve been using Taltz for a year now. I’ve suffered with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis for about 20 years. I’ve tried everything and nothing seemed to work completely. Some meds worked okay on the plaques but didn’t touch the joint pain! When I started using Taltz I noticed a difference in my skin in a bout 4 weeks. After 3 months I was completely clear! I said completely clear! After having plaques for decades you can imagine how ecstatic that made me. My joint pain has improved so much that I’m able to take dance lessons! Yes, the injection is the most painful medication I have ever taken but the benefits are totally worth it. I can play with my kids and dance with my husband! I can wear a bathing suit on vacation or wear a skirt or short sleeves to the office! I wish the shot itself wasn’t so painful but for the first time in my life I’m not a prisoner to my psoriasis and joint pain!”
Taltz (ixekizumab): “Was on the Otezla pill for about 4 months, it began to work for my Psoriasis, on lower shins,and elbows, but then stopped. The my skin doc. recommended the Taltz. Took this, and I did get very clear on this, but began also noticing terrible, yes terrible side effects as it really affected my immune system. I got so fungal related infections - ring worm, I got athletes foot, my stomach was killing me, I developed fungal infections all over my body. Still fighting a serious fungal infection in my sinuses, and now today had xrays of my lungs, thinking i must have pneumonia . Now may also have serious fungal infection in my lungs. I am so mad at Lilly for putting out such garbage, as Talz makes people very sick. I understand that 27 % of all people get very sick on Taltz. I have not noticed in a while now, any more commercials on TV, about Taltz. Did they take this off the market? I am still very ill, even being off of this drug, for 4 months. But lowered my immune system, and got me VERY Sick, I plan on Suing”
Taltz (ixekizumab): “35 y/o female issues with mild psoriasis for decades and in April became severe after having strep. I was covered. My scalp was covered and spots started to appear on forehead and face. My back completely covered and arms and legs looked like a horrible case of chicken pox. Started w/steroid shot that seemed it was going to work , a week later it came back with a vengeance! Then tried other injections (also immuno suppressors) same thing, acted like they were working but a week in it was back full force. I began Taltz with 2 injections then 1 every 2 weeks for 6 doses then 1 a month. I am beginning the 1 a month regimen now. I was completely clear in days. I haven’t been sick and work in a high risk profession of catching colds/ flu/ etc.The injections are painful but quick. First the injections left large welts but that has subsided. I would take that any day over the psoriasis. I recommend taking the medication out of fridge couple hours before injection and follow it with an ice pack”
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Taltz (ixekizumab): “I have been on this study for nearly 3 years. My psoriasis has been a problem since I was young and have dealt with it for 30 years! I have tried all sort of different drugs over that time and nothing has given even close to the same results as this. It truly is a miracle. I take one shot a month and I'm clean and clear of everything! Just like others have posted it took about 2 weeks to show big improvements and by a month in you wouldn't ever guess I suffer from severe plaque psoriasis. I thank all the doctors and nurses that have helped me through this process and I'm very happy to see this hit the market! Hope it works as good for you as it has for me.”
Taltz (ixekizumab): “After dealing with psoriasis for over 50 years, I am finally totally clear. I started Taltz 9 months ago with concerns about taking a biologic. So far, I have had no side effects and I am looking forward to wearing summer clothes without embarrassment. The shots do hurt but well worth the results. It helps to swear while injecting. I qualify for a $25 co-pay per month. If not for that, I would never be able to afford it. It's a life saver for me.”
Taltz (ixekizumab): “This stuff is absolutely amazing. I've been on enbrel, stelara, humira, methotrexate, topicals, and none of them have ever done this well. Within 3 days of the first injections I started to see clearing. I thought, no way! But it has only continued to get better. I'm about to inject my week 5 dose and most of my areas are scale free. My self esteem has gone way up. My wife isn't complaining about flakes in the bed. No bloody spots on the sheets from picking. I can wear dark colored shirts, short sleeves, no sleeves again; and not be concerned about people staring. Yes, the injection stings. Yes sometimes the injection leaves a swelling under the skin. But for me, it is completely worth it.”
Taltz (ixekizumab): “Hi, I have suffered with plaque psoriasis for over 40 years, I have tried several treatments over the years, I tried Methotrexate, this was a miracle drug,.but everything runs its course I guess, I’ve tried other Biological drugs, which haven’t worked, then my dermatologist suggested I try Taltz , I was a little nervous, but by now the pain from my plaque Psorasis was so sore, Anyway I took my first double dose of Taltz 2 weeks ago, i injected into my stomach, either side of my belly button, and , yes, it does sting, but it wasn’t unbearable. Within days I started to see a difference, my legs were looking less red and painful, and less itchy, it felt amazing, seeing such a difference so soon, I look 60% better already, I can’t believe it. I’m about to take my next injection and I’m hoping the progress continues, I can’t wait, no side effects up to now, I feel great, trying to stay positive, this medication looks like we’re going in the right direction to find a cure.”
Taltz (ixekizumab): “I have been on several biologics over the past few years for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. This is the ONLY one that has worked. I work in sales and the disease process had severely affected both my professional and personal life. My former boyfriend broke up with me due to the skin lesions associated with this disease process. My immune system is a bit weaker but my quality of life has drastically improved. I am beyond thankful.”
Taltz (ixekizumab): “I’m 61 and have had psoriasis since I was 8 years old, have tried every treatment. Tried Otezla and it affected my liver, kidneys so got off that. I started Taltz a year and half ago with fabulous results. In the last 8 weeks I have never ever been so sick with sore throat, swollen lymph node on the right side, cough and sticky phlegm. I feel lousy on and off and this throat infection won’t do away. I have had every blood test, strep test and everything checks out fine. I’m on hold now for the next shot. Wondering if anyone else has had this problem and what I should do. I have to go back to work, but if I’m this sick all the time....is it worth it. Any other comments would be appreciated”
Taltz (ixekizumab): “I have tried everything for 24 years and only Talz has worked. My Psoriasis has gone completely!!! I was covered with it. I feel so much better. Thank you for giving my quality of life back. God bless you.”
Taltz (ixekizumab): “I have been on Taltz for about 8 months now, and before Taltz NOTHING even subsided my psoriasis. I am now completely clear of the plaques, (still have the white spots that occur when the plaques go away.) The only downside to this medicine is it really does weaken your immune system. I was never sick before this medicine and now I am ALWAYS sick. Strep throat, multiple infections, colds, everything. I've gotten so sick I've almost considered this medicine not worth it even though it's effective. What's even worse is that I'm on a trial for the child version of the medicine. Overall really effective medicine, completely clear, yet always really sick.”
Taltz (ixekizumab): “I've had plaque Psoriasis since I was around 8 which is uncommon, for a kid that is. I've tried so many creams, powders and oils, but nothing seems to make it go away. Around 16 my plaques probably covered more area than my actual skin. Anyways all through this time I tried everything to try and make it stop and nothing. First month of taking taltz my plaques had shrunk by 50% and by the next it was completely gone. If you struggle with psoriasis I suggest you at least try it if nothing else is working because it worked great for me with minimal to no side effects.”
Taltz (ixekizumab): “Injection burns like fire!! But the results are incredible. After 3 treatments almost all areas are cleared. Legs were raw and would bleed daily over most of lower leg. Now only slight redness still exist. This has been a miracle drug so far. Had previously used Stellara and Otezla, without much results.”
Taltz (ixekizumab): “43yr old female, Psoriasis since 9yrs old. Tried humira 50% cleared, stelara 90% cleared. Tried others because Dr thought I could be 100% clear - cosentx maybe 60% clear now Taltz. Skin looking ok, like it might get to 90% during loading stage (12 weeks) BUT injection site pain and reaction over my whole thigh, can’t wear pants but it did get better by icing immediately after. Other side effects - heavy scaling in my hair, ear infections fortnightly, thrush, skin rash/chafing, dry nasal passages, my nostril has split and scarred on one side. Thick sticky discharge from my nose, ears and eyes and developed a rash reaction to the discharge at the corners of my eyes, nose, mouth and my ears including my ear lobes. Hearing issues and can’t see when eyes inflamed. I am really sick, 1 month since stopping it and waiting and praying for side effects to improve. ENT specialist booked for 6 weeks time, absolutely not worth it for me unfortunately.”
Taltz (ixekizumab): “Hi, just wanted to give an update, I have now finished taking Taltz every two weeks now, and will be injecting every 4 weeks , I had very severe plaque psoriasis, thick, which basically covered all my legs, although I’ve had amazing results, I’m about 80% clearer, since starting this drug, I still have lots of smaller patches still on my legs, I’m just hoping in time these patches will also disappear, and not start to get any worse, now I’m moving to injecting every four weeks, keeping my fingers crossed, I feel good, no infections, amazing drug. X”
Taltz (ixekizumab): “I have had psoriasis on 75% of my body for about 15 years (since I was 9). I have been to many doctors used creams, phototherapy, Enbrel, and Humira. I have been on Taltz for 12 weeks now and have completely clear skin. It is amazing to feel like a person again and not be in constant, dry, flakey pain. The injection hurt more than any I have ever had and the injections spots were horrible. I learned alot of tricks to mask that pain and the spots have not been as bad since. I love Taltz, this medication has changed my life.”
Taltz (ixekizumab): “It's been over a year on Taltz and I am 100% clear. Miracle drug for me and improved my quality of life. Was in Hawaii last week and sunbathing, snorkeling, swimming like any other person without feeling ashamed. One last callout: I see a lot of negative reviews on Taltz due to the injection. I migrated from autoinjector (very painful) early on to a normal needle and the latter has minimal pain.”
Taltz (ixekizumab): “I just started Taltz. My first two injections were two days ago. I’ve done auto injectors before, but this one is so painful that I have to have someone else do it for me. Is it the injector itself or is it the medication? Am I doing the injections wrong? Idk.”
Taltz (ixekizumab): “After 3 weeks my skin and nails cleared. The autoinjector did not hurt at all. The medicine is a bit more painful than vitamin b shots. Well Talz did nothing for the inverse psoriasis under breasts, groin creases, and buttocks. Even that was sort of ok with the other results. Unfortunately, at once a month EVERY THING went sideways. Arthritis pain. Huge sores opened up overnight. The inverse psoriasis worsened. I got psoriasis on my scalp, on and in my ears, at my tear ducts, on eyelids. I did not have psoriasis in these areas before. These sores itch worse than the plaque. They are not dry. They are sticky and weepy. I am getting pustules on my hands and wrists and palms. Everywhere. The itching is truly horrendous and the pain of all of this new psoriasis is excruciating. My bones and joints are moving and they hurt. I was amazed with Taltz. I do believe it needs much more testing and work on dosages.”
Taltz (ixekizumab): “30 year old with Psoriasis since 12. I started Taltz about a month and a half ago. I haven't had much improvement with clearer skin. Also I've been extremely sick for about a month now. Sore throat, thick phlegm and mucus, ear pain, eye pain, a lot of itching all over my body constantly. I have to take benadryl to sleep. I've been to the doctor 3 times and it's not a virus or cold so I'm guessing it's because of the injection. It definitely weakens the immune system. I don't like how I've been feeling since the start and I will not be continuing it. It's not worth all the side effects also my arthritis has gotten worse.”
Taltz (ixekizumab): “Taltz works really well. But omg the pain during the injections is almost unbearable. I have to have someone give me my injection because I'm crying the whole time. I wish they could make it like it was with the humira injection that didn't hurt at all.”
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