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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Neoral (Cyclosporine)

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Gengraf is a prescription medication originally approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1983. Gengraf is approved to treat severe psoriasis in adults who do not respond to other treatmen... read more

Orencia (Abatacept)

Overview
Orencia is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat active psoriatic arthritis in adults. Orencia may be referred to by its drug name, Abatacept.

Orenc... read more

Orudis (Ketoprofen)

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Orudis is a prescription medication that was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1986 to treat chronic pain and some forms of arthritis. It is also known by its drug name, Ketoprof... read more

Otezla (Apremilast)

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Otezla is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat active psoriatic arthritis and moderate to severe plaque psoriasis in adults 18 and older. Otezla is a... read more

Otrexup (Methotrexate)

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Otrexup is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to control the symptoms of severe, disabling psoriasis that is resistant to treatment. Otrexup may be prescribed in ad... read more

Plaquenil (Hydroxychloroquine)

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Plaquenil is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1955. Plaquenil is sometimes prescribed to treat inflammation in people with psoriatic arthritis. Plaquen... read more

Protopic (Tacrolimus)

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Protopic is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2000. Protopic is approved to treat moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis in people ages two years and olde... read more

Psoralen + UVA (PUVA)

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Natural sunlight is composed of both ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB) light. UVA light penetrates the skin... read more

Psoriasin (Coal tar)

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Coal tar is a topical, over-the-counter treatment approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat psoriasis. Coal tar is often used as an ingredient in creams, foams, soaps, and shampoos, ... read more

Rasuvo (Methotrexate)

Overview
Rasuvo is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to control the symptoms of severe, disabling psoriasis that is resistant to treatment. Rasuvo may be prescribed in adul... read more

Relafen (Nabumetone)

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Relafen is a prescription medication that was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1991 to treat certain forms of arthritis. It is also known by its drug name, Nabumetone. Relafen i... read more

Remicade (Infliximab)

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Remicade is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of psoriatic arthritis and for chronic severe plaque psoriasis in people who are candidates f... read more

Renflexis (Infliximab-abda)

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Renflexis is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat active psoriatic arthritis and chronic severe plaque psoriasis in people who are candidates for syste... read more

Salicylic acid

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Salicylic acid is a topical, over-the-counter treatment approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat psoriasis. Salicylic acid is often used as an ingredient in creams, lotions, soaps... read more

Siliq (Brodalumab)

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Siliq is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat moderate to severe psoriasis in adult patients. Siliq may be prescribed in cases where systemic therapy and pho... read more

Simponi (Golimumab)

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Simponi is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat adults with active psoriatic arthritis. Simponi is also referred to by its drug name, Golimumab. Golimumab is also sold under the... read more

Simponi Aria (Golimumab)

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Simponi Aria is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat adults with active psoriatic arthritis. Simponi Aria is also referred to by its drug name, Golimumab. Golimumab is also sold... read more

Soriatane (Acitretin)

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Soriatane is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1996 for the treatment of severe psoriasis in adults 18 and older. Soriatane is prescribed for all types ... read more

Stelara (Ustekinumab)

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

Stress management

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Many people with psoriasis notice a significant worsening of their psoriasis symptoms when they are experiencing stressful situations in their lives. Likewise, living with psoriasis can be a source ... read more

Sulfasalazine

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Sulfasalazine is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1996 to treat pain and swelling associated with rheumatoid arthritis. Sulfasalazine is sometimes pres... read more

Sunlight

Overview
Many people with psoriasis experience improvement with careful, consistent exposure to sunlight. The use of sunlight for therapeutic purposes is also known as heliotherapy.

Sunlight is composed o... read more

Taclonex (Betamethasone/Calcipotriene)

Overview
Taclonex is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat psoriasis vulgaris in people age 18 and older. Taclonex can be used to treat psoriasis on the scalp and nail... read more

Taltz (Ixekizumab)

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Taltz is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat adults with active psoriatic arthritis or moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis in cases where systemic therapy o... read more

Tazorac (Tazarotene)

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Tazorac is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1997. Tazorac is used to treat stable plaque psoriasis in cases where it affects as much as 20 percent of t... read more

Tolectin (Tolmetin sodium)

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Tolectin is a prescription medication that was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1976 to treat certain forms of arthritis. It is also known by its drug name, Tolmetin sodium. Tol... read more

Tremfya (Guselkumab)

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Tremfya is a prescription medication 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 war... read more

Trexall (Methotrexate)

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Trexall is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat severe psoriasis. Trexall is also known by its drug name, Methotrexate. Trexall may be prescribed alo... read more

Ultraviolet light B (UVB)

Overview

Natural sunlight is composed of both ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB) light. Of the two, UVB light is a safer and more effective treatment for psoriasis.

What does it involve?
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Vanos (Fluocinonide)

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

Vectical (Calcitriol)

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Vectical is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2009. Vectical is used to treat mild to moderate plaque psoriasis in adults 18 years and older. Vectical i... read more

Voltaren (Diclofenac)

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Voltaren is a prescription medication that was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1988 to treat certain forms of arthritis. Voltaren may also be referred to by its drug name, Dicl... read more

Xeljanz (Tofacitinib)

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Xeljanz is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat active psoriatic arthritis in adults. Xeljanz may be prescribed in cases where psoriatic arthritis has ... read more

Zithranol-RR (Dithranol)

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Zithranol-RR is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Zithranol-RR became available in 2009 for the treatment of plaque psoriasis affecting the skin or scalp.... read more

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