Treatments for Psoriasis

Below is a listing of treatments and therapies for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. Click on one to read more information or connect with others currently using it.

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Accupressure

Overview
Acupressure is a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practice that has been used for thousands of years to treat a wide range of illnesses. Some people with psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis have utiliz... read more

Acthar Gel (Repository corticotropin hormone)

Overview

Acthar Gel is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat conditions including multiple sclerosis, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, and lupus. Acthar Gel is also ... read more

Acupuncture

Overview
Acupuncture is a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practice that has been used for thousands of years to treat a wide range of illnesses. Some people with psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis have utiliz... read more

Advil (Ibuprofen)

Overview

Advil is an over-the-counter medication used to treat pain, fever, and inflammation. It is also known by its drug name, Ibuprofen, and the brand name Motrin. Stronger doses of Advil are available by... read more

Alclometasone

Overview
Alclometasone is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat skin inflammation associated with psoriasis and various other skin conditions in adults and child... read more

Aleve (Naproxen)

Overview

Aleve is an over-the-counter medication used to treat pain, fever, and inflammation. It is also known by its drug name, Naproxen. Stronger doses of Naproxen are available by prescription. Aleve is u... read more

Amjevita (Adalimumab-atto)

Overview
Amjevita is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat active psoriatic arthritis and moderate to severe chronic plaque psoriasis in adults. Amjevita may be ... read more

Arava (Leflunomide)

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Arava, also known by its drug name, Leflunomide, is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1998 to treat joint pain, swelling, and stiffness associated with ... read more

Arthrotec (Diclofenac/Misoprostol)

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Arthrotec is a prescription medication that was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1997 to treat people with certain forms of arthritis. Arthrotec is prescribed for those who have... read more

Cimzia (Certolizumab pegol)

Overview

Cimzia is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treating active psoriatic arthritis in adults 18 years and older. Cimzia may be prescribed alone or with Me... read more

Clinoril (Sulindac)

Overview

Clinoril is a prescription medication that was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1978 to treat several forms of arthritis. It is also known by its drug name, Sulindac. Clinoril i... read more

Cordran (Flurandrenolide)

Overview
Flurandrenolide is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat skin inflammation, crusting, and scaling associated with psoriasis and other skin conditions.
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Corticosteroids

Corticosteroids
Corticosteroids are prescription medications used to control pain, swelling, stiffness, and disease progression in psoriatic arthritis and other conditions associated with joint inflammation.
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Cosentyx (Secukinumab)

Overview
Cosentyx is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat adults 18 and older who have active psoriatic arthritis or moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. Cosent... read more

Cyclosporine

Overview
Cyclosporine is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis and prevent the rejection of transplanted organs. Cyclosporine is sol... read more

Daypro (Oxaprozin)

Overview
Daypro is a prescription medication that was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1992 to treat certain forms of arthritis. It is also known by its drug name, oxaprozin. Daypro is use... read more

Desonate (Desonide)

Overview
Desonate is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1972. Desonate is used to treat skin inflammation associated with psoriasis and various other skin condition... read more

Diet

Overview

Like everyone else, people with psoriasis feel their best when they consistently eat a healthy, balanced diet. There is no specific diet for psoriasis, but many physicians and researchers studying t... read more

Dovonex (Calcipotriene)

Overview
Dovonex is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1993. Dovonex is used to treat plaque psoriasis and psoriasis affecting hair and nails. Dovonex is also known... read more

Elidel (Pimecrolimus)

Overview
Elidel is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2001. Elidel is approved to treat mild-to-moderate atopic dermatitis in people ages two years and older. In ca... read more

Elocon (Mometasone)

Overview
Elocon is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat skin conditions associated with inflammation and itching. Elocon is appropriate for people age 2 and old... read more

Enbrel (Etanercept)

Overview
Enbrel, also known by its drug name, Etanercept, is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2004 to treat people 18 and older who have moderate to severe psoria... read more

Erelzi (Etanercept-szzs)

Overview
Erelzi is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat psoriatic arthritis and moderate to severe chronic plaque psoriasis in adults. Erelzi may be referred to... read more

Exercise

Overview
According to a recent article, people with psoriasis are less likely to exercise than those without psoriasis. Pain, stiffness, and swelling lead many people with psoriatic arthritis to give up on exe... read more

Feldene (Piroxicam)

Overview
Feldene is a prescription medication that was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1982 to treat forms of arthritis. Feldene is also known by its drug name, piroxicam. Feldene is used... read more

Halog (Halcinonide)

Overview
Halcinonide is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat skin conditions associated with inflammation and itching.

Halcinonide is a high-potency cortico... read more

Humira (Adalimumab)

Overview
Humira is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of moderate to severe chronic plaque psoriasis and active psoriatic arthritis. Humira may be pr... read more

Ibuprofen

Overview
Ibuprofen is an over-the-counter medication used to treat pain, fever, and inflammation. It is also known by its brand names, Advil and Motrin. Stronger doses of ibuprofen are available by prescriptio... read more

Ilumya (Tildrakizumab-asmn)

Overview
Ilumya is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat adults with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis in cases where systemic therapy or phototherapy are warranted. Ilumya is also refe... read more

Imuran (Azathioprine)

Overview
Imuran, also known by its drug name, Azathioprine, is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1968 to help prevent rejection in people who had kidney transplant... read more

Indocin (Indomethacin)

Overview
Indocin is a prescription medication that was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1965 to treat pain, fever, and inflammation. It is also known by its drug name, Indomethacin. Indoci... read more

Inflectra (Infliximab-dyyb)

Overview
Inflectra is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of active psoriatic arthritis and chronic severe plaque psoriasis. In cases of plaque psoria... read more

Kenalog (Triamcinolone acetonide)

Overview
Kenalog is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat skin inflammation, crusting, and scaling associated with psoriasis and other skin conditions. Kenalog m... read more

Laser treatments

Overview
Phototherapy involves the use of different types of light to treat plaque psoriasis. Laser treatment is a type of phototherapy that uses special lasers to treat affected skin and improve psoriasis sym... read more

Lodine (Etodolac)

Overview
Lodine is a prescription medication that was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1991 to treat several forms of arthritis. It is also known by its drug name, Etodolac. Lodine is used... read more

Luxiq (Betamethasone)

Overview
Luxiq is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat scalp conditions associated with inflammation and itching. Luxiq is also known by its drug name, Betameth... read more

Meclomen (Meclofenamate)

Overview

Meclomen is a prescription medication that was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1980 to treat several forms of arthritis. It is also known by its drug name, Meclofenamate. Meclo... read more

Mobic (Meloxicam)

Overview

Mobic is a prescription medication that was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2000 to treat several forms of arthritis. It is also known by its drug name, Meloxicam. Mobic is use... read more

Moisturizers

Overview

Moisturizers, which include lotions, creams, and ointments, are an important part of psoriasis treatment. These over-the-counter products soothe itching, redness, and dryness and can help prevent yo... read more

Motrin (Ibuprofen)

Overview

Motrin is an over-the-counter medication used to treat pain, fever, and inflammation. It is also known by its drug name, Ibuprofen, and the brand name Advil. Stronger doses of Motrin are available b... read more

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