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How do biologic treatments help treat psoriasis?

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Biologic treatments work by blocking the body's immune system (which is over-active in people with psoriasis) to better control the systemic inflammation associated with psoriasis. Biologic medications include adalimumab (Humira), adalimumab-atto (Amjevita), brodalumab (Siliq),  etanercept (Enbrel), etanercept-szzs (Erelzi), infliximab (Remicade), ixekizumab (Taltz), risankizumab-rzaa (SKYRIZI), secukinumab (Cosentyx), and ustekinumab (Stelara).

From: Psoriasis WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

FDA. "FDA approves new psoriasis drug Taltz." “FDA approves Amjevita, a biosimilar to Humira.”

National Psoriasis Foundation.

PubMed Health: "Psoriasis."

 

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on June 26, 2019

SOURCES:

FDA. "FDA approves new psoriasis drug Taltz." “FDA approves Amjevita, a biosimilar to Humira.”

National Psoriasis Foundation.

PubMed Health: "Psoriasis."

 

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on June 26, 2019

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