A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.
Cosentyx is a prescription medication to treat plaque psoriasis that may also be prescribed for psoriatic arthritis or ankylosing spondylitis treatment. It is a monoclonal antibody medication that works to suppress the inflammation and swelling that is the primary cause for these conditions. With plaque psoriasis treatment this medication is most commonly prescribed when the person will be requiring phototherapy or systemic as part of their treatment, and Cosentyx dosing will vary based on the condition being treated plus whether the patient is an adult or child.
You can buy Cosentyx with a prescription, and your best price on it will be when you order medication online from Canada Pharmacy.
Cosentyx dosing will vary:
Plaque psoriasis / psoriatic arthritis: adults - 300 mg (two 150-mg injections) given every week for 5 weeks. After week 5, two 150-mg injections of Cosentyx 1x every 4 weeks.
Children - children weighing less than 50kg will take one 75 mg injection every week for 5 weeks. Children weighing more than 50kg will take a single 150mg injection every week for 5 weeks. After week 5, Cosentyx doses are given once every 4 weeks.
Dosage may vary for active psoriatic arthritis.
Ankylosing spondylitis / non-radiographic axial spondylarthritis: adults - loading dose with one 150-mg injection once a week for 5 weeks. After week 5, a 150-mg injection 1x every 4 weeks. Without a loading dose - a 150-mg injection once every 4 weeks.
The active ingredient in Cosentyx is Secukinumab.
Tell your doctor of any history of chronic or recurring infections, tuberculosis, inflammatory bowel disease, or latex allergies before beginning on Cosentyx.
Use Cosentyx when pregnant or breastfeeding only if your doctor approves it.
Receiving live vaccines while using Cosentyx may be inadvisable, and in any instance you will need to discuss this with your doctor before receiving the vaccine.
Negative drug interaction risks are a possibility between Cosentyx and other Rx or OTC medications, including atorvastatin / duloxetine / folic acid / gabapentin / adalimumab / levothyroxine / lisinopril / losartan / meloxicam / metformin / methotrexate / omeprazole / pantoprazole / prednisone / tizanidine / tramadol / trazodone / cyanocobalamin / cholecalciferol.
Tell your doctor of all medications you are currently taking before receiving a prescription and proceeding to buy Cosentyx online.
Cosentyx side effects are a possibility, and some users may have diarrhea, minor respiratory infections, headache, or skin rash. If Cosentyx side effects are experienced you may want to discontinue use and talk to your doctor again regarding plaque psoriasis treatment medication options.