Types of Psoriasis Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

Medications:

ustekinumab Ustekinumab

Ustekinumab is an immunosuppressant that reduces the effects of a substance in the body that can cause inflammation...learn more »

betamethasone and calcipotriene (topical) Betamethasone And Calcipotriene (topical)

Betamethasone is a topical corticosteroid. It reduces swelling, relieves itching, and constricts blood vessels...learn more »

efalizumab Efalizumab

Efalizumab is a man-made form of a protein similar to human antibodies. Efalizumab is made to target and destroy only certain cells in the body. This may hel...learn more »

alefacept Alefacept

Alefacept is a protein that reduces specific actions of the immune system that are involved in causing psoriasis...learn more »

etanercept Etanercept

Etanercept works by decreasing a certain protein produced by the immune system. The immune system helps the body fight infections. In people with autoimmune ...learn more »

tazarotene topical Tazarotene Topical

Tazarotene is a compound similar to vitamin A. It helps the skin to renew itself more quickly and may improve the appearance and texture of skin...learn more »

acitretin Acitretin

Acitretin is a retinoid, which is a form of vitamin A...learn more »

calcipotriene topical Calcipotriene Topical

Calcipotriene is a synthetic topical form of vitamin D. It is involved in the growth and development of skin cells...learn more »

coal tar topical Coal Tar Topical

Coal tar is a by-product of coal processing...learn more »

betamethasone topical Betamethasone Topical

Betamethasone is a topical steroid. It reduces the actions of chemicals in the body that cause inflammation, redness, and swelling...learn more »

clobetasol topical Clobetasol Topical

Clobetasol is a topical (for the skin) steroid. It reduces the actions of chemicals in the body that cause inflammation, redness, and swelling...learn more »

dexamethasone (oral) Dexamethasone (oral)

Dexamethasone is a steroid that prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation...learn more »

prednisolone Prednisolone

Prednisolone is in a class of drugs called steroids. Prednisolone prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation...learn more »

cyclosporine Cyclosporine

Cyclosporine lowers your body's immune system. The immune system helps your body fight infections. The immune system can also fight or "reject" a transplante...learn more »





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