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Cosentyx Side Effects

Generic name: secukinumab

Medically reviewed by Philip Thornton, DipPharm. Last updated on May 23, 2022.

Note: This document contains side effect information about secukinumab. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Cosentyx.

Summary

Common side effects of Cosentyx include: infection and nasopharyngitis. Other side effects include: diarrhea. See below for a comprehensive list of adverse effects.

For the Consumer

Applies to secukinumab: parenteral injection, parenteral powder for injection

Side effects include:

Adverse effects reported in ≥1% of patients receiving secukinumab (the active ingredient contained in Cosentyx) include nasopharyngitis, diarrhea, and upper respiratory tract infection.

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to secukinumab: subcutaneous powder for injection, subcutaneous solution

Dermatologic

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Tinea pedis, urticaria[Ref]

Gastrointestinal

Common (1% to 10%): Diarrhea, oral herpes

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Oral candidiasis

Frequency not reported: Exacerbation of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)[Ref]

Hypersensitivity

Rare (less than 0.1%): Anaphylaxis[Ref]

Immunologic

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Immunogenicity

Frequency not reported: Candida infections, herpes viral infections, staphylococcal skin infections, infections requiring treatment (increased as serum concentration of this drug is increased), neutropenia[Ref]

Respiratory

Very common (10% or more): Nasopharyngitis (11%)

Common (1% to 10%): Upper respiratory tract infection, rhinitis, pharyngitis, rhinorrhea[Ref]

Hematologic

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Neutropenia[Ref]

Ocular

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Conjunctivitis[Ref]

Other

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Otitis externa[Ref]

Frequently asked questions

References

1. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0

2. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information." O 0

3. "Product Information. Cosentyx (secukinumab)." Novartis Pharmaceuticals (2015):

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.