Psoriasis

What is Psoriasis?

Psoriasis is a skin condition in which the skin becomes flaky, red, itchy, and dry. Psoriasis is not contagious. There are many things that can trigger psoriasis such as dry air, autoimmune diseases, and infections.

Treatment for psoriasis includes creams, ointments, injections, and phototherapy. Common drug classes used to treat psoriasis are antifolates, beta hydroxy acids, CNI immunosuppressants, psoralens, retinoids, TNF blockers, corticosteroid / vitamin D analogue combinations, vitamin D analogues, keratolytics, interleukin antagonists, antipsoriatics, and corticosteroid / keratolytic combinations.

Savings Tips for Psoriasis

  • Dropped by Insurance? Coverage Improves Instead for Inflammatory Conditions

    September 19, 2014

    A 2014 comes to a close, we should be thinking about what to expect for 2015. The start of a new year is a time for new challenges, new goals, and inevitably, a new prescription formulary.

    What does this mean for you?

    Express Scripts has actually decided to add a medication back to their national preferred formulary. When it comes to drugs that treat inflammatory conditions like arthritis, psoriasis, and ulcerative colitis, you’ll actually have another option this year. See More

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

    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

  • Dropped by Insurance: In 2014, Will Your Arthritis and Transplant Drugs Be Covered?

    November 13, 2013

    Express Scripts and Caremark have removed certain medications from their formulary starting in January 2014. These companies handle prescription benefits for more than 200 million Americans, so your prescription coverage will likely be changing in the new year.

    Over the next couple of weeks, we’ll be reviewing which prescriptions will no longer be covered and the suggested alternatives to give you a better picture of your options. See More

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Popular Psoriasis Drugs

Popularity Drug Name Drug Class Price
prednisone Corticosteroids 8 See Prices
Kenalog
(triamcinolone)
Corticosteroids 10 See Prices
Cutivate
(fluticasone propionate)
Corticosteroids 18 See Prices
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Note: Popularity is based on total prescriptions for the brand and generic versions of each drug, regardless of the condition being treated. Some drugs are prescribed for multiple conditions.

Psoriasis Drug Classes

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