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What medications are used to treat pustular psoriasis?

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Some medicines can help slow down your immune system, which is more active than it should be when you have pustular psoriasis. 

• Acitretin (Soriatane), a vitamin A (retinoid) drug that you swallow • Adalimumab (Humira), a drug that you inject under the skin • Cyclosporine (Sandimmune), a drug that you swallow • Etanercept (Enbrel) and Etanercept-szzs (Erelzi), man-made proteins that you inject under the skin • Infliximab (Remicade) a drug that you get through a vein • 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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