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.
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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
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
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
Popular Psoriasis Drugs
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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.