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Taltz ® (ixekizumab)
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Taltz Summary of Product Characteristics (SmPC)
Taltz® (ixekizumab): What is the dosing regimen in axial spondyloarthritis?
160 mg at week 0, then 80 mg every 4 weeks.
Dosage Regimen in Radiographic and Non-radiographic Axial
recommended dose is 160 mg (two 80 mg injections) by
subcutaneous injection at Week 0, followed by 80 mg every
should be given to discontinuing treatment in patients who have shown
no response after 16 to 20 weeks of treatment.1
patients with initially partial response may subsequently improve
with continued treatment beyond 20 weeks.1
dose adjustment is required in elderly patients (≥ 65years).1
is limited information in subjects aged ≥ 75 years.1
has not been studied in patients with renal or hepatic impairment. No
dose recommendations can be made.1
is for subcutaneous injection. Injection sites may be alternated. If
possible, areas of the skin that show psoriasis should be avoided as
injection sites. The solution/the syringe must not be shaken.1
proper training in subcutaneous injection technique, patients may
self-inject ixekizumab if a healthcare professional determines that
it is appropriate. However, the physician should ensure appropriate
follow-up of patients. Comprehensive instructions for administration
are given in the package leaflet.1
Taltz [summary of product characteristics]. Eli Lilly Nederland
B.V., The Netherlands.
Date of Last Review:June 17, 2020
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