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Secukinumab is an anti-IL17A drug being investigated for a number of inflammatory conditions. For plaque psoriasis, Novartis is planning to evaluate a dose of 150 mg subcutaneously compared with placebo.

The primary outcome measure of the planned Phase III trial named ERASURE is to evaluate the efficacy in patients with moderate to severe chronic plaque-type psoriasis. Novartis is also planning to evaluate secukinumab dosed at either 150 or 300 mg versus Enbrel (enterecept) 50 mg in a Phase III trial entitled FIXTURE.

Final data collection for the primary outcome measures in both ERASURE and FIXTURE are anticipated in March 2013.

Secukinumab is a human monoclonal antibody designed for the treatments of uveitis,rheumatoid arthritis, and psoriasis. It targets member A from the cytokine family ofinterleukin 17.[1][2]

Secukinumab was developed by Novartis Pharma AG and has completed Phase II clinical trials for plaque psoriasis in 2011.[3]

CAS registry numbers

  • 875356-43-7 (heavy chain)
  • 875356-44-8 (light chain)

  1. ^ “Statement On A Nonproprietary Name Adopted By The USAN Council: Secukinumab”American Medical Association.
  2. ^ Hueber, W.; Patel, D. D.; Dryja, T.; Wright, A. M.; Koroleva, I.; Bruin, G.; Antoni, C.; Draelos, Z.; Gold, M. H.; Psoriasis Study, P.; Durez, P. P.; Tak, J. J.; Gomez-Reino, C. S.; Rheumatoid Arthritis Study, R. Y.; Foster, C. M.; Kim, N. S.; Samson, D. S.; Falk, D.; Chu, Q. D.; Callanan, K.; Nguyen, A.; Uveitis Study, F.; Rose, K.; Haider, A.; Di Padova, F. (2010). “Effects of AIN457, a Fully Human Antibody to Interleukin-17A, on Psoriasis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and Uveitis”. Science Translational Medicine 2 (52): 52ra72.doi:10.1126/scitranslmed.3001107PMID 20926833edit
  3. ^ Papp K.A. et al. ‘Secukinumab efficacy and safety preliminary results from a phase II subcutaneous dose-ranging study in the treatment of moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis.’ Presented at: 20th Congress of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology; 20-24 October, 2011; Lisbon, Portugal.





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  2. patricia peterson says:

    I was diagnosed with PA at the age of 35. Took Methotrexate for 15-17 years, then went on Enbrel, for the last 11-13 year. I just recently went on medicare and my dr. has talked to me about changing medications. I just was this article on Cosentyx and was wondering if this may possibly be a good fit for me. I have not had any noticeable side effects from either drugs.

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