FOR BIOLOGIC-NAIVE PATIENTS WITH PSORIATIC ARTHRITIS

Taltz provided comparable improvement in joint symptoms to Humira at week 24 as measured by ACR502

SPIRIT-H2H BIOLOGIC-NAIVE: ACR RESPONSE RATES AT WEEK 24, NRI

At week 24, 69% of patients taking Taltz achieved ACR20 vs 72% with Humira.

Major secondary objective met: demonstrate noninferiority of Taltz vs Humira on ACR50 response at 24 weeks (50.5% vs 46.6%, respectively, 95% CI [−4.3%, 12.1%]) for noninferiority with −12.0% margin.

Primary endpoint=simultaneous achievement of ACR50 and PASI 100 at week 24.

ACR20 and ACR70 were prespecified but not type-I error-controlled; therefore, results cannot be regarded as statistically significant.

See SPIRIT-H2H Trial Design

SELECT IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
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.

Indications and Important Safety Information
Indications

Taltz is indicated for patients as young as age 6 with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis (PsO) who are candidates for systemic therapy or phototherapy. Taltz is also indicated for adult patients with active psoriatic arthritis (PsA). Taltz is also indicated for adult patients with active ankylosing spondylitis (AS).

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 and ankylosing spondylitis, 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 and ankylosing spondylitis 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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