Topical medicines used with ultraviolet (UV) light
- Psoralen and UVA light (called
- Tars and UVB light (called
- Anthralin and UVB light (called the Ingram
Biologics used to treat psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis include adalimumab (Humira) and other medicines, such as etanercept (Enbrel), infliximab (Remicade), and ustekinumab (Stelara).
What to think about
Some medicines used to treat psoriasis can cause serious
side effects. You and your doctor will discuss how long to use treatments that
could cause harm. You will also need to see your doctor regularly and may have
blood tests while using some medicines.
Many oral or injected
medicines used to treat psoriasis aren't safe during pregnancy. If you are
pregnant, talk to your doctor before taking any medicines.