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

  • 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

  • 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

see all savings tips

Popular Psoriasis Drugs

Popularity Drug Name Drug Class Price
prednisone Corticosteroids 5 See Prices
Kenalog
(triamcinolone)
Corticosteroids 8 See Prices
Cutivate
(fluticasone propionate)
Corticosteroids 16 See Prices
see all 94 drugs

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

Copyright ©2015 GoodRx, Inc.

GoodRx is not sponsored by or affiliated with any of the pharmacies identified in its price comparisons. All trademarks, brands, logos and copyright images are property of their respective owners and rights holders and are used solely to represent the products of these rights holders. This information is for informational purposes only and is not meant to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. GoodRx is not offering advice, recommending or endorsing any specific prescription drug, pharmacy or other information on the site. GoodRx provides no warranty for any of the pricing data or other information. Please seek medical advice before starting, changing or terminating any medical treatment.