Taltz® ▼ (ixekizumab)

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Taltz® ▼ (ixekizumab): What is the dosing regimen in axial spondyloarthritis?

160 mg at week 0, then 80 mg every 4 weeks.

Ixekizumab Dosage Regimen in Radiographic and Non-radiographic Axial Spondyloarthritis

The recommended dose is 160 mg (two 80 mg injections) by subcutaneous injection at Week 0, followed by 80 mg every 4 weeks.1

Consideration should be given to discontinuing treatment in patients who have shown no response after 16 to 20 weeks of treatment.1

Some patients with initially partial response may subsequently improve with continued treatment beyond 20 weeks.1

No dose adjustment is required in elderly patients (≥ 65years).1

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

Method of Administration

Ixekizumab 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

After 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

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 17, 2020

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