The FDA does not state any specific interactions with Cosentyx (secukinumab) and alcohol. People with psoriasis or psoriatic conditions should, however, be wary of consuming excess amounts of alcohol.
According to a 2019 study, alcohol has the potential to make symptoms, including inflammatory responses, of psoriasis worse. This same study also found that alcohol consumption in people with psoriasis could result in the following:
- An increased susceptibility to infections
- Stimulation of lymphocyte (white blood cell subtype) and keratinocyte (skin cells) proliferation
- Production of proinflammatory cytokines (help with cell signaling
Though more research needs to be done to fully understand the effects of alcohol on psoriatic conditions and relevant medications, it is still advisable to not consume alcohol with Cosentyx.
The Bottom Line
If you have psoriasis or are taking Cosentyx, it is critical to consult with your doctor before consuming alcohol. Not only does alcohol have the potential to make psoriasis worse, but it can interact with other medications you take, as well as any additional health conditions you have. For more information on interactions with Cosentyx, visit our interactions page.