Plaque Psoriasis Topic Guide

Plaque Psoriasis Plaque Psoriasis: Plaque psoriasis is the most common type of psoriasis. The skin is red and covered with silvery scales and is inflamed. Mild plaque psoriasis may be treated with topical therapy while severe cases of plaque psoriasis require systemic medications.

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Plaque Psoriasis Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

Medications:

ustekinumab Ustekinumab

Ustekinumab is used to treat plaque psoriasis in adults and children who are at least 6 years old. Ustekinumab is also used to treat psoriatic arthritis in ...learn more »

adalimumab Adalimumab

Adalimumab reduces the effects of a substance in the body that can cause inflammation...learn more »

etanercept Etanercept

Etanercept is a tumor necrosis factor (TNF) blocker that is used in adults to prevent joint damage caused by rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, or an...learn more »

infliximab Infliximab

Infliximab is used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and severe or disabling plaque psoriasis in adults.

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tazarotene topical Tazarotene Topical

Tazarotene topical (for use on skin) is a compound similar to vitamin A. It helps the skin to renew itself more quickly and may improve the appearance and te...learn more »

acitretin Acitretin

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

calcipotriene topical Calcipotriene Topical

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

fluorouracil topical Fluorouracil Topical

Fluorouracil topical (for the skin) is used to treat scaly overgrowths of skin (actinic or solar keratosis)...learn more »

dexamethasone (oral) Dexamethasone (oral)

There are many brands and forms of dexamethasone available. Not all brands are listed on this leaflet...learn more »

prednisolone Prednisolone

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

cyclosporine Cyclosporine

Cyclosporine weakens your body's immune system, to help keep it from "rejecting" a transplanted organ such as a kidney. Organ rejection happens when the imm...learn more »