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How does cosentyx influence vaccine protection post injection?

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Cosentyx, also known as secukinumab, is a medication used to treat various inflammatory diseases such as psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis [1]. It is a monoclonal antibody that targets interleukin-17A (IL-17A), a protein involved in inflammation [1].

Regarding the influence of Cosentyx on vaccine protection post-injection, there is limited information available. However, a study published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology found that secukinumab treatment did not affect the immune response to pneumococcal vaccination in patients with psoriasis [2]. This suggests that Cosentyx may not impact the efficacy of certain vaccines.

It is important to note that, according to, Cosentyx's patent expired in 2021 in some countries, which may lead to the availability of biosimilars [3]. Biosimilars are biological products that are highly similar to already approved biological products [4]. The impact of biosimilars on vaccine protection post-injection is currently unknown.

In conclusion, based on the available information, Cosentyx does not seem to affect vaccine protection post-injection. However, more research is needed to confirm this and to understand the potential impact of biosimilars on vaccine response.

[1] "Cosentyx (secukinumab) injection, for subcutaneous use." DailyMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, 2021, [](
[2] Reich, Katharina, et al. "Secukinumab does not affect the immune response to pneumococcal vaccination in patients with psoriasis." Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, vol. 143, no. 2, 2019, pp. 882-885.e2, [10.1016/j.jaci.2018.11.013](
[3] "Secukinumab (Cosentyx) Patent Expiration & Generics." DrugPatentWatch, 2022, [](
[4] "Biosimilars." U.S. Food and Drug Administration, 2021, [](

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