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How are biologic drugs used to treat plaque psoriasis?

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Another kind of systemic drug also targets your immune system. Biologic drugs used to treat psoriasis include adalimumab (Humira), brodalumab (Siliq)   infliximab (Remicade), ixekizumab (Taltz), secukinumab (Cosentyx), and ustekinumab (Stelara). They're given either by a shot or through a vein in your arm. They affect a specific type of immune cell or keep certain proteins from causing inflammation. But these drugs can make it harder for you to fight an infection. etanercept (Enbrel), risankizumab-rzaa (SKYRIZI),

From: What Is Plaque Psoriasis? WebMD Medical Reference

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American Academy of Dermatology: "Psoriasis."

Medscape: "FDA OKs Biologic Guselkumab (Tremfya) for Plaque Psoriasis." "Plaque Psoriasis."

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: "Psoriasis."

National Psoriasis Foundation.

UpToDate: "Treatment of psoriasis."

Weigle, N., May 2013. American Family Physician,

 

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on June 25, 2019

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American Academy of Dermatology: "Psoriasis."

Medscape: "FDA OKs Biologic Guselkumab (Tremfya) for Plaque Psoriasis." "Plaque Psoriasis."

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: "Psoriasis."

National Psoriasis Foundation.

UpToDate: "Treatment of psoriasis."

Weigle, N., May 2013. American Family Physician,

 

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on June 25, 2019

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