Secukinumab Side Effects
Commonly reported side effects of secukinumab include: infection and nasopharyngitis. Other side effects include: diarrhea. See below for a comprehensive list of adverse effects.
For the Consumer
Applies to secukinumab: subcutaneous powder for solution, subcutaneous solution
Along with its needed effects, secukinumab may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking secukinumab:More common
- Body aches or pain
- difficulty with breathing
- ear congestion
- hives or welts, itching, or skin rash
- loss of voice
- redness of the skin
- difficulty with swallowing
- fast heartbeat
- puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
- rectal bleeding
- severe diarrhea
- severe stomach pain
- tightness in the chest
- weight loss
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to secukinumab: subcutaneous powder for injection, subcutaneous solution
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]
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Neutropenia[Ref]
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2. "Product Information. Cosentyx (secukinumab)." Novartis Pharmaceuticals, East Hanover, NJ.
3. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information." O 0
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.
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- Drug class: interleukin inhibitors
Other brands: Cosentyx