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What biologic agents are used to treat psoriatic arthritis?

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Biologic agents, include:

  • Adalimumab (Humira)
  • Adalimumab-atto (Amgevita), a biosimilar to Humira
  • Certolizumab (Cimzia)
  • Etanercept (Enbrel)
  • Etanercept-szzs (Erelzi), a biosimilar to Enbrel
  • Golimumab (Simponi)
  • Inflixirnab (Remicade)
  • Infliximab-dyyb (Inflectra), a biosimilar to Remicade
  • Ixekizumab (Taltz)
  • Secukinumab (Cosentyx)
  • Tocilizumab (Actemra)
  • Ustekinumab (Stelara)

Biologic agents are considered to prevent long term damage.

SOURCES:

National Psoriasis Foundation: “Psoriatic Arthritis.”

MedlinePlus: “Psoriatic Arthritis.”

Brockbank, J. Drugs, 2002.

Gladmann, D. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, 2005.

Gladmann, D. Journal of Rheumatology, 1999.

FDA. News Release. “FDA approves Inflectra, a biosimilar to Remicade.” “FDA approves Amjevita, a biosimilar to Humira.”
 

Reviewed by David Zelman on December 13, 2018

SOURCES:

National Psoriasis Foundation: “Psoriatic Arthritis.”

MedlinePlus: “Psoriatic Arthritis.”

Brockbank, J. Drugs, 2002.

Gladmann, D. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, 2005.

Gladmann, D. Journal of Rheumatology, 1999.

FDA. News Release. “FDA approves Inflectra, a biosimilar to Remicade.” “FDA approves Amjevita, a biosimilar to Humira.”
 

Reviewed by David Zelman on December 13, 2018

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