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

Radiographic response

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

SPIRIT-P1 BIOLOGIC-NAIVE: ADJUSTED MEAN CHANGE FROM BASELINE IN mTSS, JOINT SPACE NARROWING SCORE, AND BONE EROSION SCORE AT WEEK 16, MMRM

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.

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.

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

SPIRIT-P1 BIOLOGIC-NAIVE: POST HOC ANALYSIS OF OPEN-LABEL EXTENSION PERIOD POPULATION: CHANGE FROM BASELINE IN mTSS IN INDIVIDUAL PATIENTS AT WEEK 52, OBSERVED; 89% of Taltz patients had almost no progression of structural joint damage at week 52

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.

Trial design


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IMMUNIZATIONS

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

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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