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Switch From Cosentyx To Taltz

Switch From Cosentyx To Taltz

Recently started on biologics after a couple of years trying various topical and systemic treatments.
Tried Cosentyx first. Made zero difference after initial 5 weekly starter doses.
So Dermatologist has now switched me to Taltz. Just took first starter dose this week.
I note that both drugs interact with the same interleukin (IL-17A).
Does anyone here have any knowledge or experience of switching from Cosentyx to Taltz? How likely is it that Taltz will do what Cosentyx didn't?

A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

I was on talz for about 2 years and it cleared my skin about 90% which was great but when I got pregnant in 2017 I had to discontinue use, my skin started having falre ups almost immediately after discontinuing. I was put back on TALZ 1 month and a half after giving birth and it did NOT work the same way it did when I was first prescribed to it. I stayed with it for about a year and it was almost like I wasnt taking anything. I made an appt with my derm and he switched me to Tremfiya. I did the starter dose about 2-3 weeks ago and I already see a difference. The doc did tell me that when you take breaks or stop using a medication for a long period of time the chances of it working again when you start back up are slim to none. I hope if/when I get pregnant again it doesn't do the same thing with Tremfiya, I am running our of meds to try at this point.

posted almost 3 years ago
A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

Each biologic works at different parts of the body and it has a lot to do with hormones too. Make sure to not use deodorant or shave under armpit. Cut with scissors is what i do if it gets too long. Each biologic works on the interleukin (protein) a different way because biologics contain living organisms it is made from. This organisms in biologics interrupt the abnormal inflammatory process so the body can stop attacking itself so your skin can heal.

posted over 2 years ago
A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

Regarding Cosentyx and Taltz - apparently they work differently on the interleukin whatever, My medication is supposed to be like Taltz. It's called tremfya. I was told it was over $9,000. for the injection. Crazy! It is being covered by the Drug company and my private insurance. Don't hesitate to ask your dermatologist questions. Write them down ahead of time so that you don't forget - that's what I do. She/he has a responsibility to let you know. Some doctors were hesitant to use the biologics originally, but now more are prescribing. If you read the possible side effects, it can be scary. Fingers crossed!

posted almost 3 years ago
A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

I'm not sure exactly how the different reactions occur or why. Your dermatologist or pharmacist should be able to explain this to you. I was given the information verbally, but I've already forgotten. Good luck to us!

posted almost 3 years ago
A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

Cosentyx took a few months to make a big difference, but it has worked better than anything else for me. I have Psoriatic Arthritis.

posted almost 3 years ago
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