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Brodalumab (Siliq) - Another IL-17A Antagonist for Psoriasis
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The FDA has approved brodalumab (Siliq – Valeant), an injectable human interleukin (IL)-17A receptor antagonist, for treatment of adults with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis who have failed to respond to other systemic therapies. Brodalumab is the third IL-17A antagonist to be approved in the US for this indication; secukinumab (Cosentyx) and ixekizumab (Taltz) were approved earlier.1,2

STANDARD TREATMENT — Plaque psoriasis is a chronic, inflammatory, immune-mediated skin condition. Mild to moderate psoriasis is generally treated with topical corticosteroids. Topical vitamin D analogs and the retinoid tazarotene (Tazorac, and others) are alternatives that can be used alone or in combination with topical corticosteroids.3 For patients with moderate to severe disease, systemic options include ... more      

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