Rheumatology Efficacy

ACR results



FOR ADULTS WITH PSORIATIC ARTHRITIS

Powerful joint symptom results in both biologic-naive and TNFi-experienced patients1-3

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INFECTIONS

Taltz may increase the risk of infection. In clinical trials of patients with plaque psoriasis, the Taltz group had a higher rate of infections than the placebo group (27% vs 23%). A similar increase in risk of infection was seen in placebo-controlled trials of patients with psoriatic arthritis. Serious infections have occurred. Instruct patients to seek medical advice if signs or symptoms of clinically important chronic or acute infection occur. If a serious infection develops, discontinue Taltz until the infection resolves.

FOR BIOLOGIC-NAIVE PATIENTS WITH PSORIATIC ARTHRITIS

Taltz maintained response in joint symptoms through year 34

Double-blind and open-label extension periods, mNRI and observed

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In a modified nonresponder imputation (mNRI) analysis of patients receiving Taltz, ACR20 results were 76% at week 52, 70% at week 108, and 69% at week 156. ACR50 results were 60% at week 52, 52% at week 108, and 51% at week 156. ACR70 results were 40% at week 52, 30% at week 108, and 33% at week 156.

mNRI, a preferred method for analyzing long-term efficacy, imputes missing data due to study drug (eg, inadequate response, adverse event, or lack of efficacy) as nonresponse; whereas missing data due to other reasons (eg, missed visits, lost to follow-up) is included as a predicted value based on statistical modeling of observed data.

After week 24, patients knew they were taking active treatment, but remained blind to the dose until the last patient completed week 24. The uncontrolled extension period of the study has limitations (eg, no placebo comparisons, patients remaining in the study may be those with better results).

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PRE-TREATMENT—EVALUATION FOR TUBERCULOSIS

Evaluate patients for tuberculosis (TB) infection prior to initiating treatment with Taltz. Do not administer to patients with active TB infection. Initiate treatment of latent TB prior to administering Taltz. Closely monitor patients receiving Taltz for signs and symptoms of active TB during and after treatment.

FOR TNFi-EXPERIENCED PATIENTS WITH PSORIATIC ARTHRITIS

Powerful joint symptom improvement through week 52 in patients who had an intolerance to or failed 1 or 2 TNF inhibitors1,2,5,6

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Primary endpoint=ACR20 response at week 24.

Inadequate responders (<20% improvement in tender and in swollen joint counts) at week 16 were analyzed as nonresponders after week 16 until the primary endpoint.

Patients and site personnel were blinded to study treatment until all patients completed week 24 or discontinued. The open-label phase of the study has limitations (eg, no placebo comparison, patients remaining in the extension phase may be those with better results).

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HYPERSENSITIVITY

Serious hypersensitivity reactions, including angioedema and urticaria (each ≤0.1%), occurred in the Taltz group in clinical trials. Anaphylaxis, including cases leading to hospitalization, has been reported in post-marketing use with Taltz. If a serious hypersensitivity reaction occurs, discontinue Taltz immediately and initiate appropriate therapy.

Radiographic response


FOR BIOLOGIC-NAIVE PATIENTS WITH PSORIATIC ARTHRITIS

Taltz helped stop the progression of structural joint damage at week 16 vs placebo1-3,7

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Primary endpoint=ACR20 response at week 24.

Inhibition of progression of structural damage was assessed radiographically and expressed as the mean change in mTSS and its components, the joint space narrowing score and bone erosion score, at week 16 vs baseline. The mTSS score was modified for psoriatic arthritis by addition of hand distal interphalangeal (DIP) joints.

SPIRIT-P2 (TNFi-experienced) did not include an assessment of radiographic progression.

mTSS=modified Total Sharp Score; MMRM=mixed-effect model of repeated measure.

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INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE

During Taltz treatment, monitor patients for onset or exacerbation of inflammatory bowel disease. Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, including exacerbations, occurred at a greater frequency in the Taltz group (Crohn’s disease 0.1%, ulcerative colitis 0.2%) than in the placebo group (0%) during clinical trials in patients with plaque psoriasis.

FOR BIOLOGIC-NAIVE PATIENTS WITH PSORIATIC ARTHRITIS

89% of Taltz patients had almost no progression of structural joint damage* at week 528,9

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Mean change from baseline in mTSS at week 52 was 0.47 for patients in the extension period on Taltz 80 mg every 4 weeks.

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IMMUNIZATIONS

Prior to initiating Taltz, consider completion of all age-appropriate immunizations according to current immunization guidelines. Avoid use of live vaccines in patients treated with Taltz.

Dactylitis


FOR BIOLOGIC-NAIVE PATIENTS WITH PSORIATIC ARTHRITIS

Taltz showed improvement in patients with preexisting dactylitis2,3,10

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In SPIRIT-P2 (TNFi-experienced) (Taltz 80 mg every 4 weeks n=28, mean baseline=31.5; placebo n=14, mean baseline=37.3), 75% of Taltz patients had complete resolution of dactylitis at week 24 vs 21% for placebo.

The data presented were from post hoc analyses and were not type-I error-controlled; therefore, treatment differences between Taltz and placebo cannot be regarded as statistically significant.

Mean baseline LDI-B was 73.0 for Taltz and 62.7 for placebo.

Inadequate responders (<20% in tender and in swollen join counts) at week 16 were analyzed as nonresponders after week 16 until the primary endpoint.

LDI-B=Leads Dactylitis Index-Basic.

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ADVERSE REACTIONS

Most common adverse reactions (≥1%) associated with Taltz treatment are injection site reactions, upper respiratory tract infections, nausea, and tinea infections. Overall, the safety profile observed in patients with psoriatic arthritis was consistent with the safety profile in patients with plaque psoriasis, with the exception of influenza and conjunctivitis.

FOR BIOLOGIC-NAIVE PATIENTS WITH PSORIATIC ARTHRITIS

Post hoc analysis: resolution of dactylitis (LDI-B=0) through week 1083,11

Double-blind and open-label extension periods, ITT population, mNRI and observed

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Primary endpoint=ACR20 response at week 24.

mNRI, a preferred method for analyzing long term efficacy, imputes missing data due to study drug (e.g., inadequate response, adverse event, or lack of efficacy), as nonresponse; whereas, missing data due to other reasons (e.g., missed visits, lost to follow-up) is included as a predicted value based on statistical modeling of observed data.

Inadequate responders (<20% improvement in tender and in swollen joint counts) at week 16 were analyzed as nonresponders after week 16 until the primary endpoint.

After week 24, patients knew they were taking active treatment, but remained blind to the dose until the last patient completed week 24. The uncontrolled extension period of the study has limitations (e.g., no placebo comparisons, patients remaining in the study may be those with better results).

LDI-B=Leeds Dactylitis Index-Basic.

mNRI=modified nonresponder imputation.

In an mNRI analysis of patients receiving Taltz, 83% of patients achieved LDI-B=0 at week 52 and 77% at week 108.

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CONTRAINDICATIONS

Taltz is contraindicated in patients with a previous serious hypersensitivity reaction, such as anaphylaxis, to ixekizumab or to any of the excipients.

Enthesitis


FOR BIOLOGIC-NAIVE PATIENTS WITH PSORIATIC ARTHRITIS

Taltz showed improvement in patients with preexisting enthesitis2,3,10,12

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In SPIRIT-P2 (TNFi-experienced) in patients with LEI >0 (Taltz 80 mg every 4 weeks n=68, mean baseline=2.9; placebo n=69, mean baseline=2.9), LEI=0 at week 24, a prespecified, error-controlled endpoint, was not statistically significant vs placebo. At week 24, 35% of Taltz patients had LEI=0 vs 22% for placebo.

The data presented [from SPIRIT-P1] were from post hoc analyses and were not type-I error-controlled; therefore, treatment differences between Taltz and placebo cannot be regarded as statistically significant. In addition, the mean change from baseline in LEI score at week 12 (prespecified endpoint in SPIRIT-P1) was error-controlled, but was not statistically significant compared to placebo.

Mean baseline LEI was 2.8 for Taltz and 2.9 for placebo.

Inadequate responders (<20% in tender and in swollen join counts) at week 16 were analyzed as nonresponders after week 16 until the primary endpoint.

LEI=Leeds Enthesitis Index.

Trial design


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INFECTIONS

Taltz may increase the risk of infection. In clinical trials of patients with plaque psoriasis, the Taltz group had a higher rate of infections than the placebo group (27% vs 23%). A similar increase in risk of infection was seen in placebo-controlled trials of patients with psoriatic arthritis. Serious infections have occurred. Instruct patients to seek medical advice if signs or symptoms of clinically important chronic or acute infection occur. If a serious infection develops, discontinue Taltz until the infection resolves.

FOR BIOLOGIC-NAIVE PATIENTS WITH PSORIATIC ARTHRITIS

Post hoc analysis: resolution of enthesitis (LEI=0) through week 10812,13

Double-blind and open-label extension periods, ITT population, mNRI and observed

Rheumatology efficacy spirit p1 enth line

Primary endpoint=ACR20 response at week 24.

mNRI, a preferred method for analyzing long term efficacy, imputes missing data due to study drug (e.g., inadequate response, adverse event, or lack of efficacy), as nonresponse; whereas, missing data due to other reasons (e.g., missed visits, lost to follow-up) is included as a predicted value based on statistical modeling of observed data.

Inadequate responders (<20% improvement in tender and in swollen joint counts) at week 16 were analyzed as nonresponders after week 16 until the primary endpoint.

After week 24, patients knew they were taking active treatment, but remained blind to the dose until the last patient completed week 24. The uncontrolled extension period of the study has limitations (e.g., no placebo comparisons, patients remaining in the study may be those with better results).

LEI=Leeds Enthesitis Index.

mNRI=modified nonresponder imputation.

In a modified nonresponder imputation (mNRI) analysis of patients receiving Taltz, 57% of patients achieved LEI=0 at week 52 and 55% at week 108.

Trial design


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PRE-TREATMENT EVALUATION FOR TUBERCULOSIS

Evaluate patients for tuberculosis (TB) infection prior to initiating treatment with Taltz. Do not administer to patients with active TB infection. Initiate treatment of latent TB prior to administering Taltz. Closely monitor patients receiving Taltz for signs and symptoms of active TB during and after treatment.

Concomitant MTX use



FOR BIOLOGIC-NAIVE PATIENTS WITH PSORIATIC ARTHRITIS

ACR20 response vs placebo with or without concomitant methotrexate1,3,14

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All patients were allowed to remain on stable background therapy.

Nonresponder imputation (NRI) of intent-to-treat population through week 24.

Inadequate responders (<20% improvement in tender and in swollen joint counts) at week 16 were analyzed as nonresponders after week 16 until the primary endpoint.

No lab monitoring (including liver function tests) is required for treatment with Taltz as monotherapy.

During Taltz treatment, monitor patients for signs and symptoms of infection and for onset or exacerbation of inflammatory bowel disease. During and after treatment with Taltz, monitor patients for active tuberculosis (TB) infection.

The data presented were from post hoc analyses and were not type-1 error-controlled; therefore, treatment differences between Taltz and placebo cannot be regarded as statistically significant.

MTX=methotrexate.

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HYPERSENSITIVITY

Serious hypersensitivity reactions, including angioedema and urticaria (each ≤ 0.1%), occurred in the Taltz group in clinical trials. Anaphylaxis, including cases leading to hospitalization, has been reported in post-marketing use with Taltz. If a serious hypersensitivity reaction occurs, discontinue Taltz immediately and initiate appropriate therapy.

PsA Skin Data


FOR BIOLOGIC-NAIVE PATIENTS WITH PSORIATIC ARTHRITIS

Treatment with Taltz resulted in an improvement in psoriatic skin lesions1-3,15

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In SPIRIT-P1, among patients with sPGA ≥3 at baseline (Taltz 80 mg every 4 weeks n=52; placebo n=41), 75% of patients taking Taltz achieved sPGA 0,1 at week 12 vs 7% who received placebo. Additionally, 31% of patients receiving Taltz achieved sPGA 0 at week 12 vs 2% for placebo.


ADDITIONAL WEEK 12 RESULTS FROM SPIRIT-P2 TRIAL

In SPIRIT-P2 (TNFi-experienced, ≥3% BSA) (Taltz 80 mg every 4 weeks n=68, placebo n=67), 57% of patients receiving Taltz achieved PASI 75 at week 12 vs 10% for placebo. Additionally, 38% and 19% of patients receiving Taltz achieved PASI 90 and PASI 100, respectively, at week 12 vs 6% and 6% for placebo. Among patients with sPGA ≥3 at baseline (Taltz 80 mg every 4 weeks n=60, placebo n=55), 63% of patients taking Taltz achieved sPGA 0,1 at week 12 vs 4% of patients who received placebo. Additionally, 23% of patients receiving Taltz achieved sPGA 0 vs 2% for placebo.

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INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE

During Taltz treatment, monitor patients for onset or exacerbation of inflammatory bowel disease. Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, including exacerbations, occurred at a greater frequency in the Taltz group (Crohn’s disease 0.1%, ulcerative colitis 0.2%) than in the placebo group (0%) during clinical trials in patients with plaque psoriasis.

FOR BIOLOGIC-NAIVE PATIENTS WITH PSORIATIC ARTHRITIS

Taltz maintained response in skin clearance through year 31,16

Double-blind and open-label extension periods, ITT population, mNRI and observed

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mNRI analysis imputes missing data due to study drug (e.g., inadequate response, adverse event, or lack of efficacy) as nonresponse; whereas missing data due to other reasons (e.g., missed visits, lost to follow-up) is included as a predicted value based on statistical modeling of observed data.

Inadequate responders (<20% improvement in tender and in swollen joint counts) at week 16 were analyzed as nonresponders after week 16 until the primary endpoint.

After week 24, patients knew they were taking active treatment, but remained blind to the dose until the last patient completed week 24. The uncontrolled extension period of the study has limitations (e.g., no placebo comparisons, patients remaining in the study may be those with better results).

BSA=body surface area; mNRI=modified nonresponder imputation; PASI=Psoriasis Area and Severity Index.

In an mNRI analysis of patients receiving Taltz, PASI 75 results were 80% at week 52, 69% at week 108, and 64% at week 156. PASI 90 results were 67% at week 52, 61% at week 108, and 51% at week 156. PASI 100 results were 56% at week 52, 47% at week 108, and 44% at week 156.

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IMMUNIZATIONS

Prior to initiating Taltz, consider completion of all age-appropriate immunizations according to current immunization guidelines. Avoid use of live vaccines in patients treated with Taltz.


References: 1. Taltz [package insert]. Indianapolis, IN: Eli Lilly and Company; 2018. 2. Nash P, Kirkham B, Okada M, et al; on behalf of SPIRIT-P2 Study Group. Ixekizumab for the treatment of patients with active psoriatic arthritis and an inadequate response to tumour necrosis factor inhibitors: results from the 24-week randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled period of the SPIRIT-P2 phase 3 trial. Lancet. 2017;389:2317-2327. 3. Mease PJ, van der Heijde D, Ritchlin CT, et al; on behalf of SPIRIT-P1 Study Group. Ixekizumab, an interleukin-17A specific monoclonal antibody, for the treatment of biologic-naive patients with active psoriatic arthritis: results from the 24-week randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled and active (adalimumab)-controlled period of the phase III trial SPIRIT-P1. Ann Rheum Dis. 2017;76:79-87. 4. Data on file. Lilly USA, LLC. DOF-IX-US-0013. 5. Data on file. Lilly USA, LLC. DOF-IX-US-0015. 6. Genovese MC, Combe B, Kremer J, et al. Safety and efficacy of ixekizumab in patients with PsA and previous inadequate response to TNF inhibitors: week 52 results from SPIRIT-P2. Rheumatology. 2018. doi:10.1093/rheumatology/key182. 7. Data on file. Lilly USA, LLC. TAL20171026B. 8. Data on file. Lilly USA, LLC. DOF-IX-US-0017. 9. van der Heijde D, Gladman DD, Kishimoto M, et al. Efficacy and safety of ixekizumab in patients with active psoriatic arthritis: 52-week results from a phase III study (SPIRIT-P1). J Rheumatol. 2018;45:367-377. 10. Nash P, Kirkham B, Okada M, et al; on behalf of SPIRIT-P2 Study Group. Ixekizumab for the treatment of patients with active psoriatic arthritis and an inadequate response to tumour necrosis factor inhibitors: results from the 24-week randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled period of the SPIRIT-P2 phase 3 trial. Lancet. 2017;389:2317-2327. Supplementary appendix. 11. Data on file. Lilly USA, LLC. TAL04022018A. 12. Data on file. Lilly USA, LLC. TAL20171002A. 13. Data on file. Lilly USA, LLC. TAL04022018B. 14. Data on file. Lilly USA, LLC. TAL20170919A. 15. Data on file. Lilly USA, LLC. TAL20171127A. 16. Data on file. Lilly USA, LLC. DOF-IX-US-0012.

Indications and Important Safety Information
Indications

Taltz is indicated for your adult patients with active psoriatic arthritis (PsA).

Taltz is also indicated for your adult patients with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis (PsO) who are candidates for systemic therapy or phototherapy.

Important Safety Information
CONTRAINDICATIONS
Taltz is contraindicated in patients with a previous serious hypersensitivity reaction, such as anaphylaxis, to ixekizumab or to any of the excipients.

WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS
Infections
Taltz may increase the risk of infection. In clinical trials of patients with plaque psoriasis, the Taltz group had a higher rate of infections than the placebo group (27% vs 23%). A similar increase in risk of infection was seen in placebo-controlled trials of patients with psoriatic arthritis. Serious infections have occurred. Instruct patients to seek medical advice if signs or symptoms of clinically important chronic or acute infection occur. If a serious infection develops, discontinue Taltz until the infection resolves.

Pre-Treatment Evaluation for Tuberculosis
Evaluate patients for tuberculosis (TB) infection prior to initiating treatment with Taltz. Do not administer to patients with active TB infection. Initiate treatment of latent TB prior to administering Taltz. Closely monitor patients receiving Taltz for signs and symptoms of active TB during and after treatment.

Hypersensitivity
Serious hypersensitivity reactions, including angioedema and urticaria (each ≤0.1%), occurred in the Taltz group in clinical trials. Anaphylaxis, including cases leading to hospitalization, has been reported in post-marketing use with Taltz. If a serious hypersensitivity reaction occurs, discontinue Taltz immediately and initiate appropriate therapy.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease
During Taltz treatment, monitor patients for onset or exacerbations of inflammatory bowel disease. Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, including exacerbations, occurred at a greater frequency in the Taltz group (Crohn’s disease 0.1%, ulcerative colitis 0.2%) than in the placebo group (0%) during clinical trials in patients with plaque psoriasis.

Immunizations
Prior to initiating therapy with Taltz, consider completion of all age-appropriate immunizations according to current immunization guidelines. Avoid use of live vaccines in patients treated with Taltz.

ADVERSE REACTIONS
Most common adverse reactions (≥1%) associated with Taltz treatment are injection site reactions, upper respiratory tract infections, nausea, and tinea infections. Overall, the safety profile observed in patients with psoriatic arthritis was consistent with the safety profile in patients with plaque psoriasis, with the exception of influenza and conjunctivitis.

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