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Learn more about BIMZELX

What is BIMZELX?

What is BIMZELX?

BIMZELX is the brand name for bimekizumab-bkzx subcutaneous injection.

What dosages is BIMZELX available in?

What dosages is BIMZELX available in?

BIMZELX is available as

What is BIMZELX used for?

What is BIMZELX used for?

BIMZELX is an interleukin antagonist and is used to treat moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis in adults.

How does BIMZELX work?

How does BIMZELX work?

BIMZELX is a monoclonal antibody known as an interleukin receptor antagonist. It blocks interleukin-17A and interleukin-17F (IL-17A, IL-17F), which are proteins that are part of your immune system and are responsible for inflammation (redness and swelling). By blocking these proteins, BIMZELX calms down the immune system. As a result, it can help ease symptoms of itchy skin and skin redness due to plaque psoriasis.

How do I take BIMZELX?

How do I take BIMZELX?

The typical starting dose is two 160 mg injections under the skin every month for the first 5 doses. After that, the typical maintenance dose is two 160 mg injections under the skin every other month. If you weigh 264 pounds or more, your provider might consider a maintenance dose of two 160 mg injections every month.

Is it safe for me to take BIMZELX?

Is it safe for me to take BIMZELX?

BIMZELX is a safe and effective treatment when used for FDA licensed indications. However, like all medications, they may give you unwanted side effects. You should always discuss potential side effects with your physician to ensure the medication is suitable and right for you. You should not use this medication if you have

BIMZELX Common Side Effects

BIMZELX Common Side Effects

Common side effects of BIMZELX:

  • Upper respiratory tract infection
  • Oral thrush
  • Headache
  • Injection site reactions
  • Fungal skin infections
BIMZELX Serious Side Effects

BIMZELX Serious Side Effects

Serious side effects are rare with BIMZELX. Contact your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any of the following.

  • Tuberculosis (TB): coughing up blood or mucus, weight loss, feeling tired or weak, fever, chills, night sweats
  • Other serious infections: fever, cough, chills, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches
  • Liver problems: nausea, vomiting, not feeling hungry, pain in the right side of the stomach, yellowing of the whites of the eyes or skin, dark-colored urine, light-colored stool
Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on BIMZELX

Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on BIMZELX

The following medications may interact with BIMZELX:

Who makes BIMZELX?

Who makes BIMZELX?

UCB Inc.

Is BIMZELX safe in pregnancy?

Is BIMZELX safe in pregnancy?

It is not known if BIMZELX will harm your unborn baby. Tell your healthcare provider if you become pregnant while taking BIMZELX.You’re encouraged to enroll in a pregnancy exposure registry that monitors and collects information about your and your baby’s health. Learn more about this pregnancy exposure registry by calling 1-877-311-8972.


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