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Taltz ® (ixekizumab) injection80 mg/mL
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Evaluate patients for TB infection prior to initiating treatment with ixekizumab. Do not administer to patients with active TB infection. Initiate treatment of latent TB prior to administering ixekizumab. Consider anti-TB therapy prior to initiating ixekizumab in patients with history of latent or active TB in whom an adequate course of treatment cannot be confirmed. Patients receiving ixekizumab should be monitored closely for signs and symptoms of active TB during and after treatment.1
In an integrated safety analysis of all ixekizumab adult and pediatric psoriasis exposures (N=6645; PY=17,902.0) across 16 plaque psoriasis trials as of March 19, 2020, potential TB infection (using broad MedDRA-preferred terms) was reported in 59 (0.9%) patients (IR=0.3 per 100 PYs), of which
Opportunistic TB infection (using narrow MedDRA-preferred terms) was reported in 2 (0.0%) patients (pulmonary TB, n=1; TB, n=1).7
In an integrated safety analysis of all ixekizumab PsA exposures (N=1401; PY=2247.7) across 4 PsA trials as of March 19, 2020, potential TB infection (using broad MedDRA-preferred terms) was reported in 7 (0.5%) patients (IR=0.3 per 100 PYs), of which
In an integrated analysis of 932 patients (1792.2 PY) who received ixekizumab across 4 trials in patients with AS/r-axSpA and nr-axSpA as of March 19, 2020, no cases of TB were reported.9
A post hoc analysis of integrated safety data from 16 clinical trials in patients with psoriasis and PsA evaluated the incidence of treatment-emergent LTBI in patients who received ixekizumab. The analysis included data from 13 psoriasis clinical trials (N=5898; 16,313 PY) and 3 PsA clinical trials (N=1118; 1822 PY).5
Of the 5898 patients from the psoriasis clinical trials included in the analysis, 101 (1.7%) developed treatment-emergent LTBI. A total of 36 patients continued in the study, and 30 of those patients received LTBI treatment.5
Of the 1118 patients from the PsA clinical trials included in the analysis, 32 (2.9%) developed treatment-emergent LTBI. A total of 12 patients continued in the study, and 7 of those patients received LTBI treatment.5
No cases of reactivation of TB were identified in this safety analysis.5
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1Taltz [package insert]. Indianapolis, IN: Eli Lilly and Company; 2021.
2Fallahi-Sichani M, Flynn JL, Linderman JJ, Kirschner DE. Differential risk of tuberculosis reactivation among anti-TNF therapies is due to drug binding kinetics and permeability. J Immunol. 2012;188(7):3169-3178. http://dx.doi.org/10.4049/jimmunol.1103298
3Xie X, Li F, Chen JW, Wang J. Risk of tuberculosis infection in anti-TNF-α biological therapy: from bench to bedside. J Microbiol Immunol Infect. 2014;47(4):268-274. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jmii.2013.03.005
4Genovese MC, Mysler E, Tomita T, et al. Safety of ixekizumab in adult patients with plaque psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis and axial spondyloarthritis: data from 21 clinical trials. Rheumatology (Oxford). Published online May 25, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1093/rheumatology/keaa189
5Mrowietz U, Riedl E, Winkler S, et al. No reactivation of tuberculosis in patients with latent tuberculosis infection receiving ixekizumab: a report from 16 clinical studies of patients with psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2020;83(5):1436-1439. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaad.2020.06.012
6Riedl E, Winkler S, Xu W, et al. No reactivation of tuberculosis in psoriasis patients with latent tuberculosis infection while on ixekizumab treatment: a report from 11 clinical studies. Abstract presented at: 27th Congress of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology; September 12-16, 2018; Paris, France.
7Data on file, Eli Lilly and Company and/or one of its subsidiaries.
8Gordon KB, Blauvelt A, Papp KA, et al; UNCOVER-1, UNCOVER-2, and UNCOVER-3 Study Groups. Phase 3 trials of ixekizumab in moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis. N Engl J Med. 2016;375(4):345-356. http://dx.doi.org/10.1056/NEJMoa1512711
9Schwartzman S, Sandoval D, Kronbergs A, et al. Long-term safety profile of ixekizumab treatment on patients with axial spondyloarthritis. Abstract presented at: American College of Rheumatology/ARP 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting (Virtual); November 5-9, 2020.
AS/r-axSpA = ankylosing spondylitis/radiographic axial spondyloarthritis
axSpA = axial spondyloarthritis
IR = incidence rate
LTBI = latent tuberculosis infection
MedDRA = Medical Dictionary for Regulatory Activities
nr-axSpA = nonradiographic axial spondyloarthritis
PPD = purified protein derivative skin test
PsA = psoriatic arthritis
PY = patient-years
QFT = QuantiFERON®-TB Gold
TB = tuberculosis
Date of Last Review: November 02, 2020