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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 12 years old. Ustekinumab is also used to treat psoriatic arthritis in...learn more »

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

Betamethasone is a steroid. It prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation...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 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 »

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 interferes with the growth of skin cells. Fluorouracil works by causing the death of cells which are growing fastest, such as abnormal skin cell...learn more »

betamethasone topical Betamethasone Topical

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

salicylic acid topical Salicylic Acid Topical

Salicylic acid is a keratolytic (peeling agent). Salicylic acid causes shedding of the outer layer of skin...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)

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