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What are the side effects of biologic treatments for moderate to severe psoriasis?

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Side effects can include swelling or rash at the injection site, increased risk for infections, including tuberculosis, and cancers such as lymphoma and nonmelanoma skin cancer. You will need to be screened for tuberculosis while taking a biologic drug. You will also need to have regular blood tests to check your number of immune blood cells.

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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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