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What biologics do doctors use to treat scalp psoriasis?

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The latest class of FDA-approved medications are called biologics. These drugs, which you get by injection or IV, may keep your skin from making too many cells. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, these biologics may work:

  • adalimumab (Humira)
  • adalimumab-atto (Amjevita)
  • etanercept (Enbrel)
  • etanercept-szzs (Ereizi)
  • infliximab (Remicade)
  • ixekinumab (Taltz)
  • secukinumab (Cosentyx)
  • ustekinumab (Stelara)

From: Scalp Psoriasis WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Academy of Dermatology: "What Is Scalp Psoriasis?"

American Academy of Dermatology: "Understanding Scalp Psoriasis May Head Off Hair Loss."

FDA. “FDA approves Amjevita, a biosimilar to Humira.”

National Psoriasis Foundation: "Scalp Psoriasis."

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on October 30, 2017

SOURCES:

American Academy of Dermatology: "What Is Scalp Psoriasis?"

American Academy of Dermatology: "Understanding Scalp Psoriasis May Head Off Hair Loss."

FDA. “FDA approves Amjevita, a biosimilar to Humira.”

National Psoriasis Foundation: "Scalp Psoriasis."

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on October 30, 2017

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