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08 October 2018

New Psoriatic Arthritis Treatment Approved in Scotland

The Scottish Medicines Consortium has today published its acceptance of ixekizumab (Taltz) as a treatment for psoriatic arthritis in Scotland.

Ixekizumab is accepted to treat psoriatic arthritis in the following circumstances:

Taltz binds to a cytokine (chemical messenger) called interleukin-17A (IL-17A), which is involved in the body’s inflammatory and immune responses. By binding to IL-17A, Taltz inhibits its action (ie. stops it from working as it usually does). This means Taltz interrupts the inflammatory cycle of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, which can lead to the improvement in symptoms for many people who take it.

Like other biologic treatments for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, Taltz is taken via injection. It is an immunosuppressive treatment – meaning it reduces the activity of part of the immune system thought to be involved in psoriasis. You can read more information on the action of Taltz, as well as its dosing regime and possible side effects by downloading our information sheet.

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