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30-03-2020 | Rheumatology | News | Article

Secukinumab gets EU nod for nonradiographic axSpA

Author:
Claire Barnard

medwireNews: The EMA’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use has recommended expanding the indication for the interleukin (IL)-17A inhibitor secukinumab to include nonradiographic axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA).

Previously approved for psoriatic arthritis, plaque psoriasis, and ankylosing spondylitis, secukinumab may now be given to adult patients with nonradiographic axSpA and objective signs of inflammation as evidenced by elevated C-reactive protein levels and/or magnetic resonance imaging.

Secukinumab is supplied as vials containing 150 mg powder for reconstitution and administration by subcutaneous injection.

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