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Medications for Psoriatic Arthritis

Psoriatic arthritis is an arthritis that is associated with psoriasis of the skin. Common medications used to treat Psoriatic Arthritis include Cosentyx, Enbrel and Humira.

Drugs used to treat Psoriatic Arthritis

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

Drug name Rating Reviews Activity ? Rx/OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol
methotrexate 6.0 30 reviews
Rx X N X

Generic name: methotrexate systemic

Brand name:  Trexall

Drug class: antimetabolites, antirheumatics, antipsoriatics, other immunosuppressants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Enbrel 7.8 51 reviews
Rx B N

Generic name: etanercept systemic

Drug class: antirheumatics, TNF alfa inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Humira 6.6 91 reviews
Rx B N

Generic name: adalimumab systemic

Drug class: antirheumatics, TNF alfa inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Otezla 5.0 120 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: apremilast systemic

Drug class: antirheumatics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Remicade 8.6 16 reviews
Rx B N

Generic name: infliximab systemic

Drug class: antirheumatics, TNF alfa inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

sulfasalazine Off-label 5.3 20 reviews
Rx B N

Generic name: sulfasalazine systemic

Drug class: antirheumatics, 5-aminosalicylates

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Off-label: Yes

Cosentyx 4.9 56 reviews
Rx B N

Generic name: secukinumab systemic

Drug class: interleukin inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Stelara 6.4 23 reviews
Rx B N

Generic name: ustekinumab systemic

Drug class: interleukin inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Cimzia 5.1 14 reviews
Rx B N

Generic name: certolizumab systemic

Drug class: TNF alfa inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

etanercept 7.9 52 reviews
Rx B N

Generic name: etanercept systemic

Brand names:  Enbrel, Erelzi, Eticovo

Drug class: antirheumatics, TNF alfa inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph

infliximab 8.2 18 reviews
Rx B N

Generic name: infliximab systemic

Brand names:  Remicade, Avsola, Inflectra, Renflexis, Ixifi …show all

Drug class: antirheumatics, TNF alfa inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

adalimumab 6.6 94 reviews
Rx B N

Generic name: adalimumab systemic

Brand names:  Humira, Amjevita, Abrilada, Cyltezo, Hyrimoz, Hadlima, Hulio, Yusimry …show all

Drug class: antirheumatics, TNF alfa inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Simponi 5.4 17 reviews
Rx B N

Generic name: golimumab systemic

Drug class: TNF alfa inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Taltz 5.3 30 reviews
Rx N

Generic name: ixekizumab systemic

Drug class: interleukin inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

apremilast 4.9 128 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: apremilast systemic

Brand name:  Otezla

Drug class: antirheumatics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

secukinumab 5.1 58 reviews
Rx B N

Generic name: secukinumab systemic

Brand name:  Cosentyx

Drug class: interleukin inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph

Tremfya 4.9 8 reviews
Rx N

Generic name: guselkumab systemic

Drug class: interleukin inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

ustekinumab 6.2 24 reviews
Rx B N

Generic name: ustekinumab systemic

Brand name:  Stelara

Drug class: interleukin inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph

certolizumab 5.1 14 reviews
Rx B N

Generic name: certolizumab systemic

Brand name:  Cimzia

Drug class: TNF alfa inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph

golimumab 4.7 25 reviews
Rx B N

Generic name: golimumab systemic

Brand names:  Simponi, Simponi Aria

Drug class: TNF alfa inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph

Avsola Rate Add review
Rx B N

Generic name: infliximab systemic

Drug class: TNF alfa inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Inflectra 1.0 1 review
Rx B N

Generic name: infliximab systemic

Drug class: TNF alfa inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

ixekizumab 5.5 31 reviews
Rx N

Generic name: ixekizumab systemic

Brand name:  Taltz

Drug class: interleukin inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph

prednisone 4.5 4 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: prednisone systemic

Brand name:  Rayos

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Renflexis Rate Add review
Rx B N

Generic name: infliximab systemic

Drug class: TNF alfa inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Frequently asked questions

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Rating For ratings, users were asked how effective they found the medicine while considering positive/adverse effects and ease of use (1 = not effective, 10 = most effective).
Activity Activity is based on recent site visitor activity relative to other medications in the list.
Rx Prescription only.
OTC Over-the-counter.
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over-the-counter.
Off-label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
EUA An Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) allows the FDA to authorize unapproved medical products or unapproved uses of approved medical products to be used in a declared public health emergency when there are no adequate, approved, and available alternatives.
Pregnancy Category
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 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 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 in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act (CSA) Schedule
M The drug has multiple schedules. The schedule may depend on the exact dosage form or strength of the medication.
U CSA Schedule is unknown.
N Is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 Has a high potential for abuse. Has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision.
2 Has a high potential for abuse. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 Has a potential for abuse less than those in schedules 1 and 2. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 3. It has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 3.
5 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 4. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

Further information

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