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What are some medications that treat pustular psoriasis?

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Your pustular psoriasis may improve when you take pills or inject drugs that your doctor prescribes. They can help slow down your immune system, which is more active than it should be when you have this disease. Such drugs include:

  • Acitretin (Soriatane), a vitamin A (retinoid) drug that you swallow
  • Adalimumab (Humira), a drug that you inject under the skin
  • Certolizumab (Cimzia), a drug that you inject under the skin
  • Cyclosporine ( Sandimmune ), a drug that you swallow
  • Etanercept (Enbrel), a man-made protein that you inject under the skin
  • Etanercept-szzs (Erelzi), also a man-made protein which you inject
  • Infliximab (Remicade) a drug that you receive through the veins
  • Methotrexate, a drug that may be swallowed or injected

SOURCES:

Medscape: “Pustular Psoriasis Overview of Pustular Psoriasis”

National Psoriasis Foundation: “An Overview of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis.”

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: “Questions and Answers About Psoriasis.”

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on November 2, 2018

SOURCES:

Medscape: “Pustular Psoriasis Overview of Pustular Psoriasis”

National Psoriasis Foundation: “An Overview of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis.”

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: “Questions and Answers About Psoriasis.”

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on November 2, 2018

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