Brodalumab for the Treatment of Psoriasis: A Review of Phase III Trials

Benjamin Farahnik, Kourosh Beroukhim, Michael Abrouk, Mio Nakamura, Tian Hao Zhu, Rasnik Singh, Kristina Lee, Tina Bhutani, John Koo
Dermatology and Therapy 2016, 6 (2): 111-24

INTRODUCTION: Interleukin (IL)-17 inhibitors are the most recent class of monoclonal antibodies approved by the FDA for psoriasis treatment. Preclinical and phase II studies of brodalumab, a high-affinity IL-17 receptor monoclonal antibody, have been encouraging.

METHODS: We conducted a literature search using the PubMed database in order to assess the efficacy and safety profile of brodalumab. The search included the following key words: "psoriasis" and "IL-17" or "brodalumab." We also reviewed citations within articles to identify relevant sources.

RESULTS: At week 12, the proportion of patients attaining a 75% improvement from the baseline Psoriasis Area and Severity Index (PASI 75) was similar among the three phase III trials (AMAGINE-1, 83%; AMAGINE-2, 86%; AMAGINE-3, 85%). Brodalumab remained efficacious through 52 weeks of treatment. It maintained a satisfactory safety profile; the most frequently reported adverse events consisted of nasopharyngitis, headache, upper respiratory tract infection, and arthralgia.

CONCLUSION: Use of brodalumab revealed prompt clinical improvement and a favorable short-term safety profile in phase III trials, although further extension studies are needed to assess long-term safety. Based on the results, brodalumab appears to be a potent therapeutic option for patients with moderate-to-severe plaque-type psoriasis.

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