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User Reviews for Secukinumab systemic

Also known as: Cosentyx

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Cosentyx (secukinumab) for Ankylosing Spondylitis: "This is simply horrible ... diarrhea, fatigue more pain. Novartis change this drug."

   
2.0

andrea78 (taken for 6 months to 1 year) December 8, 2018

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Cosentyx (secukinumab) for Psoriatic Arthritis: "I have had Moderate to Severe plaque psoriasis for 44yrs I'm 48 and Cosyntex has kicked my psoriasis to the curb it took about 6 injections and my skin looks absolutely normal and no side effects at all. Moving on to the Psoriatic Arthritis part of this drug and I have had NO IMPROVEMENT I'm so mad I use to be a super fit person until this disease turned my 48yrs old body into a 90 year old woman. I had high hopes for Cosentyx alleviating my psoriatic arthritis the way it did for my skin sadly it hasn't touch my psoriatic arthritis.....this pain is a monster!"

   
8.0

Batty1 (taken for 1 to 6 months) December 5, 2018

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Cosentyx (secukinumab) for Plaque Psoriasis: "I have had psoriasis for 35 years tried herbal, steroids, quack diets, tablets, different ointments (except daivonex cream) and nothing improved my condition, I have been on Cosentyx for four weeks and my skin is already 75% clear."

   
9.0

Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) November 26, 2018

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Cosentyx (secukinumab) for Psoriatic Arthritis: "Cosentyx started working for me almost from the first injection. After a year+ of taking it, I am almost symptom-free."

   
9.0

gailkay (taken for 1 to 2 years) October 31, 2018

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For Psoriatic Arthritis: "Got psoriatic arthritis at 15 years old and the flareups were brutal. I'm ale and 22 years old now and been bed bound for 8 months. Psoriasis 100% body and all joints affected. The drugs didn't work so I'm currently on cyclosporine 100mg twice daily, methotrexate 25mg and cosentyx. My skin is all clear. I have some pain in hip and wrist. I am now walking to exercise and am quite hopeful."

   
8.0

Rayman (taken for less than 1 month) October 8, 2018

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Cosentyx (secukinumab) for Plaque Psoriasis: "Cosentyx has been the miracle drug!! This was the 1st year in 29 years where I actually wore short sleeves & even shorts. I have psoriasis and psor istic arthritis & last fall both got a lot worse. I have been on so many topical solutions, creams, prescriptions, pills, biologics, with no luck. Some would ease the pain but never clear the symptoms. I decided to just focus on the sun's help until last fall where nothing worked. I went back to my derm & he wanted to try Cosentyx since it had little side effects & required less follow up testing & at that time it had been out for over a year. No joke, within 2 WEEKS I was completely clear & I still am. I cannot tell you how much this has changed my life. I know psoriaisi isn't a life threatening disease but emotionally it might as well be. The embarrassment, the pain & sometimes just looking at it got me so down. Cosentyx has changed my life. I also haven't had much joint pain. I hope one day I won't have to be on anything but until then Cosentyx is my life."

   
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lash97 October 6, 2018

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Cosentyx (secukinumab) for Plaque Psoriasis: "I started cosentryx 9 weeks ago. It truly is a miracle drug. With the first dose my psoriasis was disappearing. I have lived with psoriasis for 27 years. Now I am happy to be able to actually wear short sleeves and shorts."

   
9.0

Country Girl (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 27, 2018

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Cosentyx (secukinumab) for Psoriatic Arthritis: "I have only had two injections so far, and I can't wait to take the 5 weeks of cosentyx. My joint pain is tremendous. Psoriasis is the same, I'm very hopeful. I will let you folks know after my weeks "

   
5.0

BALTO (taken for 1 to 2 years) September 26, 2018

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Cosentyx (secukinumab) for Psoriatic Arthritis: "Getting ready for my third 300 mg dose. I get nausea all the time. I just don't feel right. I have IBS and have been under control for some time. It has flared up now. I know its just been three weeks, but my fingers are no better and very painful. If this continues after finishing the recommended dosing of 4 weeks, I'm not going to continue. Not worth it if you have to deal w all the side effects and still have pain."

   
4.0

HENNY (taken for less than 1 month) September 23, 2018

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Cosentyx (secukinumab) for Psoriatic Arthritis: "I would give this medication a 1/10 for PsA and 7/10 for psoriasis. My psoriasis was and has been fairly mild for some time but within 6 weeks of taking cosentyx I was all clear pretty much. I took the 5 week loading dose and 4 consecutive months following that and was forced to stop due to switching insurances and trying to get re-approved. I did not experience any improvement in my PsA symptoms and in fact would say that my general joint ache, stiffness and pain was worse. Besides seeing no improvement in my primary complaint, I have had 4-5 week long sinus infections, a thrush infection and several days in between with general stomach upset I hadn’t had prior to starting this medication. In switching insurances, they wanted me to try Enbrel first prior to re-ordering cosentyx for some reason. I will try that as I am curious to see the difference in effectiveness as well as side effects. I’ll also be taking Enbrel through the winter which will give me a better idea."

   
1.0

Frank (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 23, 2018

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Cosentyx (secukinumab) for Psoriatic Arthritis: "to all you short timers. I too had some side affects and thought it did not help with my pain. I gave it 5 months and now l feel much better and I was almost disabled. Now I can do a lot more of the things I could not do just on anti inflammatory meds. The side affects have gone away ..so it is working for me."

   
9.0

madrick (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 21, 2018

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Cosentyx (secukinumab) for Plaque Psoriasis: "I am at week 17 and am 100% clear. I had a throat infection with high fever for 3 days at week 12, other than that no side effects. My joints feel tender, but it may be from the reduced swelling making them ‘looser’. Only other drawback is the $$’s for the med. I am still working to get coverage."

   
8.0

Big$Shot (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 20, 2018

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Cosentyx (secukinumab) for Ankylosing Spondylitis: "It worked well a year into taking the drug. I experienced erectile dysfunction (ED) issues while taking this medication. Hence, the 5/10 rating for this medication."

   
5.0

Ironknees (taken for 6 months to 1 year) August 14, 2018

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Cosentyx (secukinumab) for Psoriatic Arthritis: "This drug changed my life. Arthritis is gone. I am back on the field competing against guys half my age. Thank you Cosentyx!"

   
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Old softballer (taken for 2 to 5 years) August 5, 2018

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Cosentyx (secukinumab) for Plaque Psoriasis: "7 years of severe guttate psoriasis is practically gone after 1 month on Cosentyx. I've tried creams, UVb lights, diets etc with limited success. This is truly a miracle drug and has given me my active life back. Bless the creators of this drug. I can't recommend enough!"

   
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Rez (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 4, 2018

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Cosentyx (secukinumab) for Plaque Psoriasis: "I was put on consentyx about five weeks ago before that was on remicade. I had no blood sugar issues until now. Please just for your safety get your blood sugar checked. I had no issues on remicade and went for routine physical and blood sugar was 500 mg after fasting should be in 100-112 range. It can cause big health issues. They are trying to figure it out now. I’ll keep u posted. I am not bad mouthing the drug because I am grateful they are finding better treatment - I just think they should look into this. Search for this online and you will see."

   
8.0

Ryanvanf (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 4, 2018

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Cosentyx (secukinumab) for Plaque Psoriasis: "I tried all sorts of medications and treatment for couple years such as UV light, steroid cream, HUMIRA, BUT when my new dermatologist prescribe me COSENTYZ after couple weeks of injections I could see some improvements and continued taking it. Now I'm all healed up"

   
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edward (taken for 6 months to 1 year) August 4, 2018

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Cosentyx (secukinumab) for Plaque Psoriasis: "I have had plaque psoriasis for over 20 years tried otezla, methotrexate creams and lotions. Cosentyx has come to my rescue it has cleared my skin and I feel like a human being. For the first time in years I can wear clothes with short sleeve shirts there's no plaque on my face. I've only started this treatment but it keeps improving my skin all the time. I have never been happier I thought this could never happen and it did clear skin does happen!"

   
9.0

Door (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 28, 2018

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Cosentyx (secukinumab) for Plaque Psoriasis: "Been on Consentyx for almost a year. I was about 80% covered before starting and was 100% clear after the loading stage. But as of Mar 18 it came back with a fury. I'm now taking shots every 2 weeks to no avail. Its coming back like it never went away.."

   
5.0

Moon June 17, 2018

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Cosentyx (secukinumab) for Plaque Psoriasis: "Plaque psoriasis started when I was 22 (13 years ago). Used steroid creams but it got to where it covered so much of my body, it was impossible to treat - so I simply maintained. About 18 months ago, I finally decided to get a dermatologist. We started on Otezla and after about 5 months, there was no more improvement (which was very little). After 1 year of Otezla, asked my derm about Cosentyx. We started that March 2018. After the first month of loading doses, I went from about 60% of my body clear to 75% clear. After my May dose, I am now almost 100% clear. It did leave behind discolored areas of skin where the larger plaques were but that is slowly fading away with tanning and continued Cosentyx injections. Easy injectable pens and little to no side effects. Definitely worth considering. "

   
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srtaylorjr June 13, 2018

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Cosentyx (secukinumab) for Plaque Psoriasis: "I have had psoriasis since I was about six months old, having to lay on a towel from being unable to wear diapers, breaking out in horrible burning rashes from almost anything scented. Years of being subjected to laser therapies, tar shampoos and soaps, oatmeal baths( oatmeal EVERYTHING....don't even get me started on aveeno), all it does is smell good. I have tried vitamins, light therapy, other shots, medications, and nothing would get rid of the growing scaly red flaky patches on my scalp, forehead, ears, and elbows. Side effects I had itching for a few days, bruising from site injections, dizzy for about 30 minuted after dose, but otherwise no complaints. This is a specialty drug. It has to be refrigerated and you have to take two shots once a month, self inject or have a family member do it but they are sensory pens so not too hard or complicated."

   
9.0

Ilovecows3! June 9, 2018

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Cosentyx (secukinumab) for Psoriatic Arthritis: "I just started taking Cosentyx. I was on Humara for my psoriatic arthritis which did nothing but make my hair break off and make me extremely tired the day after the injection. The negative to all these drugs is that they suppress your immune system making you more susceptible to other illness. I am struggling at work to type and do simple tasks so I am really hoping the benefits out way the side effects."

Lady (taken for less than 1 month) May 31, 2018

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Cosentyx (secukinumab) for Psoriatic Arthritis: "Cosentyx is working for me and apart from the runny nose for a day to two after taking, I have not had the listed symptoms. However, I have experienced a rapid increase in my allergies and sensitivities to the point where I carry Epipens again and cannot be in a room with peanuts (anaphylaxis). Another strange thing, my periods are so heavy(embarrassingly so) I prefer to be at home and have had to have an iron infusion. As these are not listed side-effects, my specialist is sceptical. There is nothing else to explain these. I am considering whether to get off the drug as the period thing is negatively effecting my life and there not many solutions, however this is the only drug that has worked for me (but for flare ups). Also re painful injection sites - I use relax as much as possible and use lotion on the site after the injection which seems to help with the itches, redness and burning"

   
7.0

Anonymous (taken for 1 to 2 years) May 22, 2018

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Cosentyx (secukinumab) for Plaque Psoriasis: "I started injections on Friday. I've got psoriasis all over body at moment. I took injection out fridge did not inject till room temp but it still stung and burnt. Can anyone help on what to do for comfy injection please :)"

   
3.0

alli (taken for less than 1 month) May 12, 2018

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Cosentyx (secukinumab) for Ankylosing Spondylitis: "Not long after starting this medication I ended up being rushed into hospital with a perforated bowel and sepsis. I nearly died due to complications and spent a few weeks on intensive care."

   
4.0

Micklenator (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 12, 2018

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