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What drugs are used to treat nail psoriasis?

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Drugs called biologics target specific parts of your body's immune system. You'll get them by injection under the skin, through an IV, or by mouth. Some examples include:

  • Adalimumab (Humira)
  • Brodalumab (Siliq) 
  • Certolizumab pegol (Cimzia
  • Etanercept (Enbrel)
  • Etanercept-szzs (Erelzi)
  • Guselkumab (Tremfya)
  • Infliximab (Remicade)
  • Ixekizumab (Talz) 
  • Secukinumab (Cosentyx)
  • TIldrakizumab (Ilumya) 
  • Ustekinumab (Stelara)

From: Nail Psoriasis WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

The Psoriasis and Psoriatic Alliance: "Nail Psoriasis."

National Psoriasis Foundation: "Hands, Feet, and Nails," "Moderate to Severe Psoriasis: Biologic Drugs."

The Psoriasis Association: "Psoriasis Treatments."

Radtke, M. Dec. 22, 2010. Patient Related Outcome Measures,

de Vries, A.C. iews, Jan. 31, 2013. Cochrane Database of Systemic Rev

Dogra, A. , July-August 2014. Indian Journal of Dermatology

Oram, Y. , 2013. Dermatology Research and Practice

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on November 2, 2018

SOURCES:

The Psoriasis and Psoriatic Alliance: "Nail Psoriasis."

National Psoriasis Foundation: "Hands, Feet, and Nails," "Moderate to Severe Psoriasis: Biologic Drugs."

The Psoriasis Association: "Psoriasis Treatments."

Radtke, M. Dec. 22, 2010. Patient Related Outcome Measures,

de Vries, A.C. iews, Jan. 31, 2013. Cochrane Database of Systemic Rev

Dogra, A. , July-August 2014. Indian Journal of Dermatology

Oram, Y. , 2013. Dermatology Research and Practice

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on November 2, 2018

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