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List of 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)

Overview
Neoral is a prescription medication originally approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1983. Neoral is approved to treat severe psoriasis in adults who do not respond to other treatments.… read more

Orencia (Abatacept)

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

Orencia is… read more

Orudis (Ketoprofen)

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

Otezla (Apremilast)

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

Otrexup (Methotrexate)

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

Plaquenil (Hydroxychloroquine)

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

Protopic (Tacrolimus)

Overview
Protopic is a prescription medication approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis children and adults. Protopic is sometimes prescribed off-label to… read more

Psoralen + UVA (PUVA)

Overview

Natural sunlight is composed of both ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB) light. UVA light penetrates the skin more deeply than UVB light. However, UVA light is not effective for treating psoriasis… read more

Psoriasin (Coal tar)

Overview
Psoriasin is a topical, over-the-counter treatment approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat psoriasis. Psoriasin is also known by its drug name, coal tar. Coal tar is often used as an… read more

Rasuvo (Methotrexate)

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

Relafen (Nabumetone)

Overview
Relafen is a prescription medication that was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Relafen is sometimes prescribed… read more

Remicade (Infliximab)

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

Remsima (Infliximab)

Overview
Remsima is a prescription medication approved by the European Medicines Agency for the treatment of moderate to severe plaque psoriasis in adults who have not responded to or cannot take systemic therapies such… read more

Renflexis (Infliximab-abda)

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

Rinvoq (Upadacitinib)

Overview
Rinvoq is a prescription drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat adults with active psoriatic arthritis who either cannot tolerate or who have not had a sufficient response to a… read more

Salicylic acid

Overview

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, and… read more

Siliq (Brodalumab)

Overview
Siliq is a prescription drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat moderate to severe psoriasis in adults. Siliq may be prescribed in cases where systemic therapy and phototherapy are… read more

Simponi (Golimumab)

Overview
Simponi is approved by the U.S. 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)

Overview
Simponi Aria is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat adults and children over age 2 with active psoriatic arthritis. Simponi Aria is also referred to by its drug name, golimumab.… read more

Skyrizi (Risankizumab-rzaa)

Overview
Skyrizi is a prescription medication approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat adults with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis in cases where systemic therapy or phototherapy are… read more

Soriatane (Acitretin)

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

Sorilux (Calcipotriene)

Overview
Sorilux is a prescription drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat plaque psoriasis of the scalp and body in adults. Sorilux is also known by its drug name, calcipotriene.… read more

Sotyktu (Deucravacitinib)

Overview
Sotyktu is a prescription medication approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat moderate to severe plaque psoriasis in adults 18 and older who are candidates for phototherapy or systemic… read more

Stelara (Ustekinumab)

Overview
Stelara is a prescription medication approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat adults and children 6 years old and older who have moderate to severe plaque psoriasis and adults with… read more

Stress management

Overview

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 of stress… read more

Sulfasalazine

Overview
Sulfasalazine is a prescription medication approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat pain and swelling associated with rheumatoid arthritis. Sulfasalazine is sometimes prescribed to treat… 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 of both… read more

Taclonex (Betamethasone/Calcipotriene)

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

Taltz (Ixekizumab)

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

Tazorac (Tazarotene)

Overview
Tazorac is a prescription medication approved by the U.S. 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 the body… read more

Tolmetin sodium

Overview
Tolmetin sodium is a prescription medication approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat certain forms of arthritis. It was formerly sold under the brand name Tolectin. Tolmetin sodium is… read more

Tremfya (Guselkumab)

Overview
Tremfya is a prescription medication approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat adults with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis in cases where systemic therapy or phototherapy are… read more

Trexall (Methotrexate)

Overview
Trexall is a prescription medication approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat severe psoriasis. Trexall is also known by its drug name, methotrexate. Trexall may be prescribed along with… 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?
UVB is believed… read more

Vanos (Fluocinonide)

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

Vectical (Calcitriol)

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

Voltaren (Diclofenac)

Overview
Voltaren is a prescription medication that was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat certain forms of arthritis. Voltaren may be prescribed to treat pain, stiffness, and swelling… read more

Vtama (Tapinarof Cream)

Overview
Vtama cream is a prescription drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat plaque psoriasis in adults. Vtama cream is also known by its drug name, tapinarof.

Vtama cream is… read more

Wynzora (Calcipotriene and Betamethasone dipropionate)

Overview
Wynzora is a prescription drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat plaque psoriasis in people ages 18 and older. Wynzora is a combination drug composed of Calcipotriene and… read more

Xeljanz (Tofacitinib)

Overview
Xeljanz is a prescription medication approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat active psoriatic arthritis in adults. Xeljanz may be prescribed in cases where psoriatic arthritis has not… read more

Zithranol-RR (Dithranol)

Overview

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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