Dactylitis


FOR BIOLOGIC-NAIVE PATIENTS WITH PSORIATIC ARTHRITIS

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

SPIRIT-P1 BIOLOGIC-NAIVE: POST HOC ANALYSIS: COMPLETE RESOLUTION OF DACTYLITIS (LDI-B=0) AT WEEK 24 AMONG PATIENTS WITH LDI-B>0 AT BASELINE, NRI

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.

Trial design


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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 profiles observed in patients with psoriatic arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis were consistent with the safety profile in patients with plaque psoriasis, with the exception of influenza and conjunctivitis in psoriatic arthritis.

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

SPIRIT-P1 BIOLOGIC-NAIVE: RESOLUTION OF DACTYLITIS (LDI-B=0) THROUGH WEEK 108, OBSERVED

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.

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.

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.

Trial design


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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.

Indications and Important Safety Information
Indications

Taltz is indicated for your adult patients with active psoriatic arthritis (PsA) and active ankylosing spondylitis (AS).

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 and ankylosing spondylitis. 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 80 mg Q2W group (Crohn’s disease 0.1%, ulcerative colitis 0.2%) than in the placebo group (0%) during clinical trials in patients with plaque psoriasis and in the Taltz Q4W group in ankylosing spondylitis trials (Crohn’s disease 1.0% [2 patients], ulcerative colitis 0.5% [1 patient]) than in the placebo group (Crohn’s disease 0.5% [1 patient], ulcerative colitis 0%). In the ankylosing spondylitis trials, serious events occurred in 1 patient in the Taltz group and 1 patient in the placebo group.

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 patients with psoriatic arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis were consistent with the safety profile in patients with plaque psoriasis, with the exception of influenza and conjunctivitis in psoriatic arthritis.

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