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What are IL-17 inhibitors?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Practitioner

The drugs secukinumab (Cosentyx) and ixekizumab (Taltz) block certain immune system proteins (IL-17A) that can cause inflammation and psoriasis symptoms. They are approved for people with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis. They are given as injections, 1 or more weeks apart. The shots can be given by a doctor or people can give them to themselves.

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