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Secukinumab - What is it for

​Secukinumab belongs to a class of medicines called biologics. Biologics are genetically-engineered proteins. Secukinumab, a monoclonal antibody, works by blocking the activity of a protein called interleukin (IL) 17A. IL-17A levels are increased in diseases such as psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis. Secukinumab, via blocking IL-17A, helps to reduce the activity of the immune system and the symptoms of the diseases.  

Secukinumab is used to treat autoimmune diseases (disease where the body's natural defence system attacks own body cells). You are taking Secukinumab for (please tick as appropriate):

Plaque psoriasis

Psoriatic arthritis

Ankylosing spondylitis

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Secukinumab - Additional Information

  • Updated on 10/24/2017 12:00:00 AM
  • Article contributed by Pharmacy, Rheumatology & Immunology Singapore General Hospital
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