The first IL-17A antagonist now approved for adult patients across the spectrum of axSpA (nr-axSpA, AS)  

AS TNFi-Experienced Results

Significantly more TNFi-experienced patients achieved ASAS40 and ASAS20 with Taltz vs placebo1,7

COAST-W (TNFi-EXPERIENCED): ASAS40 AND ASAS20 RESPONSE RATES AT WEEK 16, NRI

*P<.05 vs placebo.

P<.01 vs placebo.

Primary endpoint=ASAS40 at week 16.

ASAS improvement criteria assess improvement in signs and symptoms of AS. Criteria include spinal pain, physical function, global assessment, and inflammation.

Patients with missing data were counted as nonresponders.

NRI of intent-to-treat population through week 16.

TNFi=tumor necrosis factor inhibitor.

Additional week 52 results from COAST-W trial, NRI1,7,8

In COAST-W (TNFi-experienced) (Taltz 80 mg every 4 weeks n=114; placebo n=104), 34% of patients receiving Taltz achieved ASAS40 and 53% of patients receiving Taltz achieved ASAS20 at week 52.

Trial Design


SELECT IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE

Patients treated with Taltz may be at an increased risk of inflammatory bowel disease. In clinical trials, Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, including exacerbations, occurred at a greater frequency in the Taltz group than the placebo group. During Taltz treatment, monitor patients for onset or exacerbation of inflammatory bowel disease and if IBD occurs, discontinue Taltz and initiate appropriate medical management.


References: 1. Taltz [package insert]. Indianapolis, IN: Eli Lilly and Company; 2020. 2. van der Heijde D, Cheng-Chung Wei J, Dougados M, et al. Ixekizumab, an interleukin-17A antagonist in the treatment of ankylosing spondylitis or radiographic axia spondyloarthritis in patients previously untreated with biological disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (COAST-V): 16 week results of a phase 3 randomised, double-blind, active-controlled and placebo-controlled trial. Lancet. 2018;392:2441-2451. 3. Data on file. Lilly USA, LLC. DOF-IX-US-0155. 4. Data on file. Lilly USA, LLC. DOF-IX-US-0157. 5. Data on file. Lilly USA, LLC. DOF-IX-US-0158. 6. Data on file. Lilly USA, LLC. DOF-IX-US-0163. 7. Deodhar A, Poddubnyy D, Pacheco-Tena C, et al. Efficacy and safety of ixekizumab in the treatment of radiographic axial spondyloarthritis: sixteen-week results from a phase III randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial in patients with prior inadequate response to or intolerance of tumor necrosis factor inhibitors. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2019;71:599-611. 8. Data on file. Lilly USA, LLC. DOF-IX-US-0162.

Indications and Important Safety Information
Indications

Taltz is indicated for adults with active psoriatic arthritis (PsA), for adults with active ankylosing spondylitis (AS), and for adults with active non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis (nr-axSpA) with objective signs of inflammation. Taltz is also indicated for patients aged 6 years or older 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 adult 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 adult patients with psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis, and pediatric patients with plaque psoriasis. 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
Patients treated with Taltz may be at an increased risk of inflammatory bowel disease. In clinical trials, Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, including exacerbations, occurred at a greater frequency in the Taltz group than the placebo group. During Taltz treatment, monitor patients for onset or exacerbations of inflammatory bowel disease and if IBD occurs, discontinue Taltz and initiate appropriate medical management.

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 profiles observed in adult patients with psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis, and pediatric patients with plaque psoriasis were consistent with the safety profile in adult patients with plaque psoriasis, with the exception of influenza and conjunctivitis in psoriatic arthritis and conjunctivitis, influenza, and urticaria in pediatric psoriasis.

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