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How does cosentyx affect the liver?



Cosentyx is a prescription medication used to treat several inflammatory conditions, including psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis. According to Drug Patent Watch [1], Cosentyx is a biologic drug that works by targeting a protein called interleukin-17A (IL-17A) in the body, which plays a role in inflammation.

While Cosentyx is generally well-tolerated, it can cause some side effects, including potential liver damage. According to Healthline [3], liver damage is a rare but serious side effect of Cosentyx. Symptoms of liver damage can include yellowing of the skin or eyes, dark urine, abdominal pain, and fatigue. If any of these symptoms occur, patients should seek medical attention immediately.

The risk of liver damage may be higher in patients who have pre-existing liver disease or who take other medications that can affect the liver. Therefore, it is important for patients to inform their healthcare provider of any pre-existing liver conditions or other medications they are taking before starting Cosentyx treatment.

According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information [2], clinical trials of Cosentyx did not reveal any significant liver toxicity in patients who took the medication. However, post-marketing surveillance has identified rare cases of liver damage associated with Cosentyx use.

In summary, while Cosentyx is generally well-tolerated, it can cause rare cases of liver damage. Patients should be aware of the signs and symptoms of liver damage and inform their healthcare provider of any pre-existing liver conditions or other medications they are taking before starting Cosentyx treatment.

Sources:
[1] https://www.drugpatentwatch.com/p/biologics/tradename/COSENTYX
[2] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK548346/
[3] https://www.healthline.com/health/drugs/cosentyx-side-effects



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