Psoriasis Medications Topic Guide

Psoriasis Medications Psoriasis Medications: There are a number of good treatment options to control the skin lesions of psoriasis. Topical agents are practical when treating localized disease. Phototherapy should be considered if the disease covers more than 5%-10% of the total body surface area. Systemic agents should be started only after both topical treatment and phototherapy have been carefully considered.

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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 »

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

Betamethasone is a highly potent steroid. Calcipotriene is a form of vitamin D...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 »

coal tar topical Coal Tar Topical

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

betamethasone topical Betamethasone Topical

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

salicylic acid topical Salicylic Acid Topical

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

clobetasol topical Clobetasol Topical

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