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How does an enzyme inhibitor help treat psoriasis?

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The medication apremilast (Otezla) is a new kind of drug for long-term inflammatory diseases like psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. It's a pill that works by blocking a specific enzyme, which helps to slow other reactions that lead to inflammation.

From: Psoriasis WebMD Medical Reference

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

National Psoriasis Foundation.

PubMed Health: "Psoriasis."

 

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on October 30, 2017

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

National Psoriasis Foundation.

PubMed Health: "Psoriasis."

 

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on October 30, 2017

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