Taltz® ▼ (ixekizumab)

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Taltz®▼ (ixekizumab): Dosage Regimen for Plaque Psoriasis in Adults

160 mg week 0; 80 mg week 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12; 80 mg every 4 weeks thereafter.

Dosage Regimen in Adults

The recommended dose is 160 mg by subcutaneous injection (two 80 mg injections) at Week 0, followed by 80 mg (one injection) at Weeks 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, and 12, then maintenance dosing of 80 mg (one injection) every 4 weeks.1

Dosing in specific patient populations

In elderly patients (≥ 65 years) is no dose adjustment required. There is limited information in subjects aged ≥ 75 years.1

Ixekizumab has not been studied in patients with renal or hepatic impairment. No dose recommendations can be made.1

Discontinuation of treatment

Consideration should be given to discontinuing treatment in patients who have shown no response after 16 to 20 weeks of treatment. Some patients with initially partial response may subsequently improve with continued treatment beyond 20 weeks.1

Therapeutic Indication

Ixekizumab is indicated for the treatment of moderate to severe plaque psoriasis in adults who are candidates for systemic therapy.1

Ixekizumab is intended for use under the guidance and supervision of a physician experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions for which Ixekizumab is indicated.1

References

1. Taltz [summary of product characteristics]. Eli Lilly Nederland B.V., The Netherlands.

This medicinal product is subject to additional monitoring. This will allow quick identification of new safety information. Healthcare professionals are asked to report any suspected adverse reactions.

Date of Last Review: June 05, 2019

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