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Which drugs help treat erythrodermic psoriasis?

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Treatment depends on how bad your symptoms are and whether you have other health problems. You may be prescribed a combination of one or more drugs:

  • Cyclosporine (Sandimmune), infliximab (Remicade), or infliximab-abda (Renflexis) and Infliximab-dyyb (Inflectra), biosimilars (or biological duplicates) to Remicade, may be the first line of defense. They work by stopping the attack of out-of-control immune cells.
  • Your doctor may also prescribe acitretin (Soriatane) or methotrexate to control cell growth.
  • You may also take an immune-suppressing drug, such as adalimumab (Humira), adalimumab-atto (Amjevita), a biosimilar to Humira, etanercept (Enbrel), etanercept-szzs (Erelzi), ixekizumab (Talz), secukinumab (Cosentyx), or ustekinumab (Stelara). These medicines are powerful and can have many side effects. Talk to your doctor to find out if they’re right for you. Make sure he’s aware of any other medical conditions you have or any other medications you take.

From: Erythrodermic Psoriasis WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Academy of Dermatology: “Psoriasis Case 6: Erythrodermic psoriasis.”

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

Lee, S. June 2006. Yonsei Medical Journal,

National Psoriasis Foundation: “Erythrodermic Psoriasis.”

Rosenbach, M. April 2010. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology,

UpToDate: “Erythroderma in adults.”

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on October 7, 2018

SOURCES:

American Academy of Dermatology: “Psoriasis Case 6: Erythrodermic psoriasis.”

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

Lee, S. June 2006. Yonsei Medical Journal,

National Psoriasis Foundation: “Erythrodermic Psoriasis.”

Rosenbach, M. April 2010. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology,

UpToDate: “Erythroderma in adults.”

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on October 7, 2018

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