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Apremilast
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Otezla

APREMILAST is used to treat plaque psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. Compare PDE4 inhibitors.
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Otezla: What You Need to Know About the New Pill for Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis

Dr. Sharon Orrange - April 01, 2015

The last few years have brought new treatments for the chronic skin condition psoriasis, and the inflammatory arthritis that may come along with it. Psoriasis can begin at any age, but there are two peaks for age of onset: one between 30 and 39 years and another between the ages of 50 and 69 years. Now there is a new pill that treats both the skin lesions and the arthritis: Otezla (apremilast). Taken twice a day it works, and works well. See More

Otezla: The First and Only Oral Treatment for Active Psoriatic Arthritis

The GoodRx Pharmacist - April 03, 2014

Otezla has been approved by the FDA for the treatment of active psoriatic arthritis. It is the first treatment of its kind approved by the FDA. According to the manufacturer, Celgene, Otezla was anticipated to be available in March 2014, so look for it to be launched soon.

What is psoriatic arthritis?

Psoriatic arthritis is a type of arthritis that may develop in those who have psoriasis. It is characterized by pain, swelling, and stiffness in the joints just as with conventional arthritis. See More

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