Although several biological disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (bDMARDs), including interleukin (IL)-17A inhibitors, are approved for psoriatic arthritis, the treatment of this disease remains suboptimal. Bimekizumab (Bimzelx®), a dual IL-17A and IL-17F inhibitor, is approved in the EU, Great Britain and Japan for the treatment of psoriatic arthritis. In pivotal phase 3 clinical trials in patients who were bDMARD-naïve or previously had an inadequate response or intolerance to tumour necrosis factor (TNF) α inhibitors, bimekizumab improved the signs and symptoms of psoriatic arthritis across a range of joint, skin, radiographic and patient-reported outcomes compared with placebo, including the proportion of patients achieving a ≥ 50% response in the American College of Rheumatology criteria. Phase 2 clinical trial data have shown that responses are maintained up to 3 years. Bimekizumab was generally well tolerated in patients with psoriatic arthritis, with a safety profile consistent with that in other approved indications. The most common adverse events included nasopharyngitis, upper respiratory tract infection, oral candidiasis, headache and diarrhoea. In conclusion, bimekizumab extends the treatment options available to patients with psoriatic arthritis.

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