Blauvelt A, Gordon KB, Lee P, Bagel J, Sofen H, Lockshin B, Soliman AM, Geng Z, Zhan T, Alperovich G, and Stein Gold L. Efficacy, safety, usability, and acceptability of risankizumab 150 mg formulation administered by prefilled syringe or by an autoinjector for moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. J Dermatolog Treat 2021;1-9.
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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