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Ixekizumab (Taltz) - A Second IL-17A Inhibitor for Psoriasis
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The FDA has approved ixekizumab (Taltz – Lilly), an injectable humanized interleukin (IL)-17A antagonist, for treatment of adults with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis who are candidates for systemic therapy or phototherapy. Ixekizumab is the second IL-17A antagonist to be approved for this indication in the US; secukinumab (Cosentyx – Novartis) was the first.1

STANDARD TREATMENT — Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory, immune-mediated condition associated with multiple comorbidities. Mild to moderate psoriasis is generally treated with topical corticosteroids. Topical vitamin D analogs and the retinoid tazarotene (Tazorac) are alternatives that can be used alone or in combination with topical corticosteroids.2 UVB phototherapy can be used for treatment of widespread or unresponsive disease. For patients ... more      

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