Buy Taltz for patients that have plaque psoriasis. With the generic name of ixekizumab, this medicine is an immunosuppressant which negates or reduces the chemical substance's effects that can sometimes lead to inflammation.
Who benefits the most from Taltz
Patients who are 6 years old and above with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis who are also candidates for systemic therapy are the best candidates for this medication, although it can be prescribed for other ailments to great effect.
Ailments Treated with Taltz
These are some of the ailments that this treatment is indicated for:
- Plaque psoriasis
- Psoriatic arthritis
- Axial spondyloarthritis (both radiographic and non-radiographic)
How does Taltz work?
The active ingredient in Taltz known as ixekizumab belongs to a group of molecules called a monoclonal antibody. These are laboratory-designed, and they are a protein that are specifically developed to attach to interleukin 17A, which is a messenger molecule. This molecule is found in the body’s immune system, and it is heavily involved in immune system effects, which include inflammation, which then in turn causes psoriasis. Because Taltz latches onto the interleukin 17A, it then goes on to block the action of the molecule, thereby limiting immune system activity which can then lessen the psoriasis symptoms.
Taltz is usually introduced via injection under the skin. Patients can sometimes be taught how to do this by themselves by professional healthcare providers so that they can do it at home. This medication is not used daily however, and it is important to follow the doctor’s recommended dosages. The first dose may be 2 injections at once, but later doses are usually once every 2 to 4 weeks. The timing of the injections as well as dosage may also be affected by factors such as weight and the kind of disease being treated. Before use, the medicine must be allowed to come down to room temp for 30 minutes after being taken out of the refrigerator.
How long does Taltz last?
Usually, symptoms start to improve around 1 to 2 weeks after treatment, and will only improve with continued use and time. For psoriasis, most regimens last for around 12 weeks.
Patients with hypersensitivities to any of Taltz’s components should avoid it. Those who have active infections or opportunistic infections should not use this either. Patients with active tuberculosis should avoid this medication as well. For full list of contraindications and warnings, please refer to package insert.
Other Side Effects
These are signs of infections and if the patient has them, they should immediately call the doctor
- Fever, chills, night sweats
- Weight loss
- Cough, bloody mucus, shortness of breath
- Sores or white patches near mouth or throat
- Signs of fungal infection
Common side effects include:
- Ear infection
- Cold symptoms
- Pain or redness at injection site
For a full list, please check the package leaflet.
When using this medication, patients should not accept live vaccines, which include but are not limited to measles, rubella, mumps, typhoid, yellow fever, rotavirus, and shingles vaccines.
Cost of Taltz
Taltz comes in an 80mg/1ml solution and usually is contained in a pre-filled pen or pre-filled syringes. Both of these will average for around $1524 per unit.
In clinical studies, Taltz has shown to give 90% of patients that have psoriasis with significantly clearer skin after the treatment of 12 weeks. This medication comes highly recommended, is a great way to treat the symptoms of inflammation caused by psoriasis and other ailments.
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TALTZ® 80MG PRE-FILLED PEN