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What are some newer treatments for psoriasis?

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Newer treatments for people with severe psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis are now available. Several biologic drugs, which are made from human or animal proteins, focus on controlling the body's immune response. These drugs are quite effective but are extremely expensive and include adalimumab (Humira), adalimumab-atto (Amjevita), brodalumab (Siliq) certolizumab pegol (Cimzia), etanercept (Enbrel), etanercept-szzs (Erelzi), infliximab (Inflectra, Remicade, Renflexis), ixekizumab (Taltz), secukinumab (Cosentyx), tildrakizumab (Ilumya), and ustekinumab (Stelara).

 

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FDA. “FDA approves Amjevita, a biosimilar to Humira.” Kurd, S.K. , April 2008. National Cancer Institute: "Dictionary of Cancer Terms: Turmeric." National Psoriasis Foundation: "Complementary approaches: natural elements." "Over-the-counter (OTC) Topicals." University of Maryland Medical Center: "Psoriasis -- Treatment." University of Michigan Health System: "Psoriasis Topic Overview." University of Maryland Medical Center: "Aloe." University of Michigan Health System: "Psoriasis."  







Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on June 25, 2019

SOURCES:

FDA. “FDA approves Amjevita, a biosimilar to Humira.” Kurd, S.K. , April 2008. National Cancer Institute: "Dictionary of Cancer Terms: Turmeric." National Psoriasis Foundation: "Complementary approaches: natural elements." "Over-the-counter (OTC) Topicals." University of Maryland Medical Center: "Psoriasis -- Treatment." University of Michigan Health System: "Psoriasis Topic Overview." University of Maryland Medical Center: "Aloe." University of Michigan Health System: "Psoriasis."  







Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on June 25, 2019

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