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

  • Top 10 New Drugs of 2015

    November 16, 2015

    Pharmaceutical manufacturers released a number of new prescription drugs in 2015. Some of these new drugs are truly lifesavers . . . and some aren’t. Either way, pharmaceutical companies will be spending lots of money to let you know about them—you’ll be seeing them on the sides of buses and in TV commercials for quite a while.

    As a doctor, I’m always excited about improvements that help patients. Some of the drugs below can really make a difference. See More

  • Temovate vs Temovate E Steroid Creams: What’s the Difference?

    May 15, 2015

    Temovate (clobetasol) and Temovate E (clobetasol emollient) are strong steroid creams indicated for the relief of inflammation and itching associated with certain skin disorders. They have the same active ingredient, but they are not the same medication. The main difference? Temovate E is an emollient cream.

    When are steroid creams used?

    Steroid creams like Temovate and Temovate E are used in response to a flare-up that has already occurred. See More

  • Otezla: What You Need to Know About the New Pill for Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis

    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

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Popular Psoriasis Drugs

Popularity Drug Name Drug Class Price
prednisone Corticosteroids 5 See Prices
Corticosteroids 8 See Prices
(fluticasone propionate)
Corticosteroids 15 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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