3 years ago

Comparison of ixekizumab with ustekinumab in moderate-to-severe psoriasis: 24-week results from IXORA-S, a phase III study

C. Ferrandiz, K. Reich, C. Paul, J.P. Lacour, S. Hartz, C. Henneges, L.E. French, A. Pinter, S. Wilhelm, G. Micali, Y. Dutronc, , M. Lomaga
Background It has been shown that the interleukin (IL)-23/IL-17 axis is critical in the pathogenesis of psoriasis. Objectives To present the primary end point (week 12) and safety and efficacy data up to week 24 from a head-to-head trial (IXORA-S) of the IL-17A inhibitor ixekizumab (IXE) vs. the IL-12/23 inhibitor ustekinumab (UST). Methods Randomized patients received IXE (160-mg starting dose, then 80 mg every 2 weeks for 12 weeks, then 80 mg every 4 weeks, n = 136) or UST (45 mg or 90 mg weight-based dosing per label, n = 166). The primary end point was the proportion of patients reaching ≥ 90% Psoriasis Area and Severity Index improvement (PASI 90). Hommel-adjusted key secondary end points at week 12 included PASI 75, PASI 100, static Physician's Global Assessment (sPGA) score of 0 or 1, sPGA score of 0, Dermatology Life Quality Index (DLQI) score of 0 or 1, ≥ 4-point reduction on the itch numerical rating scale (NRS) and changes in itch NRS and skin pain visual analogue scale. Results At week 12, IXE (n = 99, 72·8%) was superior to UST (n = 70, 42·2%) in PASI 90 response (response difference 32·1%, 97·5% confidence interval 19·8−44·5%, P < 0·001). Response rates for PASI 75, PASI 100 and sPGA (0,1) were significantly higher for IXE than for UST (adjusted P < 0·05). At week 24, IXE-treated patients had significantly higher response rates than UST-treated patients for PASI, sPGA and DLQI (unadjusted P < 0·05). No deaths were reported, and the treatments did not differ with regard to overall incidences of adverse events (P = 0·299). Conclusions The superior efficacy of IXE demonstrated at week 12 persisted up to week 24. The safety profiles were consistent with those previously reported for both treatments.

Publisher URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/resolve/doi

DOI: 10.1111/bjd.15666

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