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Psoriatic Arthritis Topic Guide

Psoriatic Arthritis Psoriatic Arthritis:

Psoriatic arthritis is a specific autoimmune condition in which a person has both psoriasis and arthritis. Some psoriatic arthritis symptoms and signs include scaly red skin on certain areas of the body, nail changes, eye inflammation, iritis, and inflammation of the muscles and tendons where they connect to the bone. There are a variety of psoriatic arthritis types. The goal of psoriatic arthritis treatment medications and lifestyle changes is to control inflammation.

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Psoriatic Arthritis Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

Medications:

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 to treat:

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infliximab Infliximab

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

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 »

methoxsalen (oral) Methoxsalen (oral)

Methoxsalen works by enhancing the body's sensitivity to ultraviolet light A (UVA)...learn more »

fluocinolone topical Fluocinolone Topical

Fluocinolone is a steroid. It reduces the actions of chemicals in the body that cause inflammation...learn more »

clobetasol topical Clobetasol Topical

Clobetasol is a highly potent steroid that helps reduce inflammation in the body...learn more »

cortisone Cortisone

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

aspirin (oral) Aspirin (oral)

Aspirin is a salicylate (sa-LIS-il-ate). It works by reducing substances in the body that cause pain, fever, and 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 »

methotrexate (injection) Methotrexate (injection)

Methotrexate interferes with the growth of certain cells of the body, especially cells that reproduce quickly, such as cancer cells, bone marrow cells, and s...learn more »

ibuprofen Ibuprofen

Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Ibuprofen works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body...learn more »