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The Journal of dermatological treatment


BACKGROUND: Risankizumab is approved for treatment of moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. Availability of a patient-controlled single self-injection of risankizumab may improve adherence and long-term management of psoriasis.

OBJECTIVE: To investigate efficacy, safety, and usability of a new risankizumab 150 mg/mL formulation administered as a single subcutaneous injection via prefilled syringe (PFS) or autoinjector (AI).

METHODS: Efficacy, safety, usability, and acceptability of risankizumab 150 mg/mL PFS or AI were investigated in adults with moderate to severe psoriasis in two phase 3 studies. Study 1 was a multicenter, randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled study that investigated 150 mg/mL risankizumab PFS; study 2 was a multicenter, single-arm, open-label study that investigated 150 mg/mL risankizumab AI.

RESULTS: At week 16, risankizumab 150 mg/mL demonstrated efficacy vs. placebo (Psoriasis Area and Severity Index ≥90% improvement (PASI 90), 62.9% vs. 3.8%; static Physician Global Assessment (sPGA) 0/1, 78.1% vs. 9.6%; both p< .001) in study 1; in study 2, PASI 90 and sPGA 0/1 were 66.7%, and 81.5%, respectively. All patients successfully self-administered study treatments via PFS or AI. Acceptability of self-injection was high in both studies. Efficacy and safety of risankizumab 150 mg/mL were comparable with results from previous risankizumab phase 3 studies using the 90 mg/mL formulation.

CONCLUSIONS: The efficacy, safety, and usability of 150 mg/mL risankizumab delivered as a single PFS or AI injection support use of this new formulation in patients with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis.

CLINICAL TRIALS: NCT03875482 and NCT0387508.

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