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How long will it take for my psoriatic arthritis medicine to work?

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Some drugs may take a few weeks before you start to feel an improvement, so give your medicine a chance to help.

Let your doctor know if your symptoms don’t improve or they get worse. They’ll figure out what’s best for you.

SOURCES:

American College of Rheumatology.

National Psoriasis Foundation.

Philip Mease, MD, Seattle Rheumatology Associates.

John Hardin, MD, chief scientific officer, Arthritis Foundation; professor of medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York City.

Arthritis Foundation.

Mark Lebwohl, MD, professor and chairman of dermatology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center.

Tilling, L. Clinical Drug Investigation, 2006.

News release, FDA.

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on October 7, 2020

SOURCES:

American College of Rheumatology.

National Psoriasis Foundation.

Philip Mease, MD, Seattle Rheumatology Associates.

John Hardin, MD, chief scientific officer, Arthritis Foundation; professor of medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York City.

Arthritis Foundation.

Mark Lebwohl, MD, professor and chairman of dermatology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center.

Tilling, L. Clinical Drug Investigation, 2006.

News release, FDA.

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on October 7, 2020

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