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Can medications make your psoriasis worse?

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Some medications, like certain beta-blockers and painkillers, make your psoriasis worse, but your doctor may be able to suggest other treatments that can manage your health problems without causing flare-ups.

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: "Medications for Arrhythmia," "Types of Blood Pressure Medications."

CDC: "Choosing a Drug to Prevent Malaria."

Kim, Grace K. , January 2010. The Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology

National Psoriasis Foundation: "Psoriasis Causes and Known Triggers."

NIMH: "Bipolar Disorder in Adults."

UptoDate: "Psoriatic Arthritis (Beyond the Basics)."

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on July 21, 2019

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: "Medications for Arrhythmia," "Types of Blood Pressure Medications."

CDC: "Choosing a Drug to Prevent Malaria."

Kim, Grace K. , January 2010. The Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology

National Psoriasis Foundation: "Psoriasis Causes and Known Triggers."

NIMH: "Bipolar Disorder in Adults."

UptoDate: "Psoriatic Arthritis (Beyond the Basics)."

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on July 21, 2019

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