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How are other immunosuppressives used to treat moderate to severe psoriasis?

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There are a few drugs that slow down the immune response and may be used in selected cases, but are used “off-label” (they are not FDA approved for psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis). They include azathioprine, hydroxyurea, and 6-thioguanine.

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American Academy of Dermatology. Bhosle, M. , June 2006. FDA. "FDA approves new psoriasis drug Taltz." “FDA approves Amjevita, a biosimilar to Humira. Medscape: "FDA OKs Biologic Guselkumab (Tremfya) for Plaque Psoriasis." National Psoriasis Foundation.




Health and Quality of Life Outcomes

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on June 25, 2019

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American Academy of Dermatology. Bhosle, M. , June 2006. FDA. "FDA approves new psoriasis drug Taltz." “FDA approves Amjevita, a biosimilar to Humira. Medscape: "FDA OKs Biologic Guselkumab (Tremfya) for Plaque Psoriasis." National Psoriasis Foundation.




Health and Quality of Life Outcomes

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on June 25, 2019

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