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Secukinumab - Dosage and How to Use

How should Secukinumab be used?

​Secukinumab should be injected as prescribed by the doctor and you should not stop using Secukinumab without discussing with your doctor. It can be used alone, with methotrexate, or with other disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs).

Secukinumab is available in a solution for injection that comes in a pre-filled form (ready-to-use). It is given via injection under the skin (subcutaneously) of your stomach, thigh or upper outer arm. You and your doctor will decide if you should administer Secukinumab yourself. You or your carer should receive training on how to inject Secukinumab from your doctor, pharmacist or specialty nurse prior to attempting the administration on your own. Always remember to rotate the injection site.

The effect of Secukinumab is not seen immediately. It may take several weeks before you observe an improvement in your condition.

Your doctor will decide how much Secukinumab you need and for how long.

Stopping Secukinumab abruptly may cause the symptoms of your condition to return.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

​If you miss a dose, inject it as soon as you remember. Talk to your doctor to discuss when the next dose should be given.  

What should I do if I overdose?

Secukinumab - Additional Information

  • Updated on Tuesday, October 24, 2017
  • Article contributed by Pharmacy, Rheumatology & Immunology Singapore General Hospital

    The information provided is not intended as medical advice. Terms of use. Information provided by SingHealth

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