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Medications for Psoriatic Arthritis

Drugs associated with Psoriatic Arthritis

The following drugs and medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of this condition.

What is Psoriatic Arthritis: Psoriatic arthritis is an arthritis that is associated with psoriasis of the skin.

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
methotrexate Rx X N X 6 reviews
7.0

Generic name: methotrexate systemic

Brand names:  Trexall, Rheumatrex Dose Pack

Drug class: antimetabolites, antirheumatics, antipsoriatics, other immunosuppressants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Enbrel Rx B N 26 reviews
8.0

Generic name: etanercept systemic

Drug class: antirheumatics, TNF alfa inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Humira Rx B N 37 reviews
8.0

Generic name: adalimumab systemic

Drug class: antirheumatics, TNF alfa inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Remicade Rx B N 9 reviews
9.0

Generic name: infliximab systemic

Drug class: antirheumatics, TNF alfa inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
prednisone Rx C N 1 review
8.0

Generic name: prednisone systemic

Brand names:  Rayos, Sterapred, Prednicot, Sterapred DS

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Otezla Rx C N 33 reviews
6.0

Generic name: apremilast systemic

Drug class: antirheumatics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Cimzia Rx B N 3 reviews
6.0

Generic name: certolizumab systemic

Drug class: TNF alfa inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Stelara Rx B N 3 reviews
4.0

Generic name: ustekinumab systemic

Drug class: interleukin inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
sulfasalazine Off Label Rx B N 9 reviews
5.0

Generic name: sulfasalazine systemic

Drug class: sulfonamides, 5-aminosalicylates

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Off Label: Yes

 
Simponi Rx B N 10 reviews
6.0

Generic name: golimumab systemic

Drug class: TNF alfa inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
leflunomide Off Label Rx X N X 2 reviews
5.0

Generic name: leflunomide systemic

Drug class: antirheumatics, selective immunosuppressants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Off Label: Yes

 
Trexall Rx X N X Add review
4.0

Generic name: methotrexate systemic

Drug class: antimetabolites, antirheumatics, antipsoriatics, other immunosuppressants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Acthar Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: corticotropin systemic

Drug class: corticotropin

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Rheumatrex Dose Pack Rx X N X Add review Add

Generic name: methotrexate systemic

Drug class: antimetabolites, antirheumatics, antipsoriatics, other immunosuppressants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
etanercept Rx B N 27 reviews
8.0

Generic name: etanercept systemic

Brand name:  Enbrel

Drug class: antirheumatics, TNF alfa inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph

 
Rayos Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: prednisone systemic

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Sterapred Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: prednisone systemic

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph

 
Decadron Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: dexamethasone systemic

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Dexamethasone Intensol Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: dexamethasone systemic

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
infliximab Rx B N 9 reviews
9.0

Generic name: infliximab systemic

Brand name:  Remicade

Drug class: antirheumatics, TNF alfa inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph

 
Kenalog-40 Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: triamcinolone systemic

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Prednicot Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: prednisone systemic

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Sterapred DS Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: prednisone systemic

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
adalimumab Rx B N 37 reviews
8.0

Generic name: adalimumab systemic

Brand name:  Humira

Drug class: antirheumatics, TNF alfa inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph

 
dexamethasone Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: dexamethasone systemic

Brand names:  Decadron, Dexamethasone Intensol, Zema Pak, Baycadron, Dexasone, Dexpak Taperpak, Solurex, Solurex LA, De-Sone LA, Dexacen-4, Dexasone LA

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
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Off Label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
Prescription Only / Over the Counter
Rx Prescription Only
OTC Over the Counter
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter
Pregnancy
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act Schedule
N The drug is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 The drug has a high potential for abuse. The drug has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use of the drug under medical supervision.
2 The drug has a high potential for abuse. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse of the drug may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 The drug has a potential for abuse less than the drugs in schedules 1 and 2. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 The drug has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs in schedule 3. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs in schedule 3.
5 The drug has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs in schedule 4. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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