- Are Cosentyx and Stelara the Same Thing?
- What Are Possible Side Effects of Cosentyx?
- What Are Possible Side Effects of Stelara?
- What Is Cosentyx?
- What Is Stelara?
- What Drugs Interact with Cosentyx?
- What Drugs Interact with Stelara?
- How Should Cosentyx Be Taken?
- How Should Stelara Be Taken?
Are Cosentyx and Stelara the Same Thing?
Cosentyx and Stelara are different types of monoclonal antibodies. Cosentyx is a human monoclonal antibody to interleukin-17A and Stelara is a human monoclonal antibody to interleukin (IL)-12 and IL-23.
Side effects of Cosentyx that are different from Stelara include upper respiratory tract infection, sinus infection (sinusitis), oral herpes, hives, athlete's foot, tonsillitis, oral thrush, impetigo, inflammatory bowel disease, ear infection, eye infection or
Side effects of Stelara that are different from Cosentyx include injection site reactions (bruising, itching, pain, redness, swelling, and hardening of the skin), headache, tired feeling, and skin rash or itching.
Both Cosentyx and Stelara may interact with "live" vaccines.
What Are Possible Side Effects of Cosentyx?
Common side effects of Cosentyx include:
- sore throat and nose,
- upper respiratory tract infection,
- sinus infection (sinusisits),
- stuffy or runny nose,
- oral herpes,
- athlete's foot,
- oral thrush,
- inflammatory bowel disease,
- ear infection,
- eye infection or inflammation (conjunctivitis),
- increased liver transaminases, and
- low white blood cell count (neutropenia).
What Are Possible Side Effects of Stelara?
Common side effects of Stelara include:
- injection site reactions (bruising, itching, pain, redness, swelling, and hardening of the skin),
- cold symptoms (stuffy nose, sneezing, sore throat),
- tired feeling,
- diarrhea, or
- skin rash or itching.
Stelara can affect your immune system and can lower your body's ability to fight an infection. Tell your doctor if you develop signs of an infection, such as worsening redness/swelling/tenderness at the injection site after 2 days, fever or chills, cold or flu symptoms, severe stomach pain, or persistent nausea or vomiting.
What Is Cosentyx?
What Is Stelara?
Stelara (ustekinumab) Injection is a monoclonal antibody used to treat plaque psoriasis.
What Drugs Interact With Cosentyx?
What Drugs Interact With Stelara?
Live vaccines such as the polio and flu vaccine may interact with Stelara. Tell your doctor all medications you use, all recent vaccines you have received, and all infections you have had. Stelara may weaken your body's ability to fight infections. If you are pregnant only take Stelara if clearly needed. Exercise caution if you are taking Stelara and are breastfeeding.
How Should Cosentyx Be Taken?
How Should Stelara Be Taken?
The recommended dosage of Stelara is either 45 mg or 90 mg given on day one, then 4 weeks later, and every 12 weeks thereafter.
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