What is Risankizumab

Risankizumab, an interleukin-23 antagonist, is indicated for the treatment of moderate to severe plaque psoriasis in adults who are candidates for systemic therapy or phototherapy.

Treatment with risankizumab may increase the risk of infections. Caution is advised when administering the drug to patients with a history of chronic or recurrent infections.

Prior to initiating therapy, all potential drug recipients must be evaluated for tuberculosis (TB) infections.

Do not administer risankizumab to patients with active TB infection; patients with latent TB should initiate treatment before receiving.

Brand Name



  • psoriasis

For the treatment of moderate to severe plaque psoriasis in patients who are candidates for systemic therapy or phototherapy

Side Effects

  1. antibody formation
  2. asthenia
  3. bleeding
  4. edema
  5. erythema
  6. fatigue
  7. folliculitis
  8. headache
  9. hematoma
  10. infection
  11. injection site reaction
  12. osteomyelitis
  13. pharyngitis
  14. pruritus
  15. rhinitis
  16. sinusitis
  17. urticaria

Monitoring Parameters

  • tuberculin skin test


  • breast-feeding
  • immunosuppression
  • infection
  • pregnancy
  • tuberculosis
  • vaccination


  • Bacillus Calmette-Guerin Vaccine, BCG
  • Influenza Virus Vaccine
  • Intranasal Influenza Vaccine
  • Live Vaccines
  • Measles Virus; Mumps Virus; Rubella Virus; Varicella Virus Vaccine, Live
  • Measles/Mumps/Rubella Vaccines, MMR
  • Rotavirus Vaccine
  • Rubella Virus Vaccine Live
  • Smallpox and Monkeypox Vaccine, Live, Nonreplicating
  • Smallpox Vaccine, Vaccinia Vaccine
  • Typhoid Vaccine
  • Varicella-Zoster Virus Vaccine, Live
  • Yellow Fever Vaccine, Live

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