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

  • New Psoriasis Med Cosentyx Has Been Approved

    February 27, 2015

    Cosentyx (secukinumab), a new treatment for moderate to severe plaque psoriasis in adults, was approved by the FDA in January 2015. It is expected to be available within five to twelve weeks.

    What is psoriasis?

    Psoriasis is a skin condition that causes the skin of an affected person to be red and irritated. The severity of psoriasis is based on how much of the body is covered and how bad it is. Psoriasis may be classified as:

    • Mild (less than 3% of the body has psoriasis)
    • Moderate (3 – 10% of the body has psoriasis)
    • Severe (greater than 10% of the body has psoriasis)

    Are there different types of psoriasis?

    Yes. See More

  • 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

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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 16 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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