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Psoriatic Arthritis

Psoriatic Arthritis

Psoriatic arthritis is a form of progressive inflammatory arthritis affecting people who have the skin disease psoriasis. An estimated one million people in the United States are thought to have psoriatic arthritis, which affects around one in ten patients with psoriasis. 

There are five varieties of psoriatic arthritis: symmetric (which accounts for approximately half of all psoriatic arthritis cases), asymmetric, distal interphalangeal predominant, spondylitis, and arthritis mutilans. It occurs when the immune system attacks the skins and joints, although the reasons for this happening are not yet clear. However, risk factors include having psoriasis, having HIV, being between 30 and 50 years of age, or a history of strep throat. Family history also seems to play a part, with four out ten patients with psoriatic arthritis having a family history of skin or joint disease.

Symptoms of psoriatic arthritis include nail lesions, inflammation of the fingers and toes, inflammation of the joints, stiffness, painful muscles and tendons, fatigue, conjunctivitis, and eye pain. 

Treatment of psoriatic arthritis focuses on preventing damage to the joints and slowing the progression of the disease. Drug classes commonly prescribed to treat psoriatic arthritis are systemic corticosteroids, plain, nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs/NSAIDs, antipsoriatic monoclonal antibodies and others, and anti-rheumatic monoclonal antibody preparations.


Drugs Used To Treat Psoriatic Arthritis:

Anti-Rheumtic Monoclonal Antibody Preparations
Commonly used to treat Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, ulcerative colitis.
Anti-Rheumtic Monoclonal Antibody Preparations
Commonly used to treat Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriasis, Crohn's Disease, Psoriatic Arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, ulcerative colitis.
Systemic Corticosteroids, Plain
Commonly used to treat Asthma, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Eczema, Leukemia, Lupus, Allergic Conjunctivitis.
Systemic Corticosteroids, Plain
Commonly used to treat Asthma, Eczema, Leukemia, Lupus, Psoriasis, Multiple Sclerosis.
Systemic Corticosteroids, Plain
Commonly used to treat Asthma, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Eczema, Leukemia, Lupus, Allergic Conjunctivitis.

Drugs Related to Psoriatic Arthritis:

Anti-Rheumtic Monoclonal Antibody Preparations
Commonly used to treat Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, ulcerative colitis.
Anti-Rheumtic Monoclonal Antibody Preparations
Commonly used to treat Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriasis, Crohn's Disease, Psoriatic Arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, ulcerative colitis.
Systemic Corticosteroids, Plain
Commonly used to treat Asthma, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Eczema, Leukemia, Lupus, Allergic Conjunctivitis.
Systemic Corticosteroids, Plain
Commonly used to treat Asthma, Eczema, Leukemia, Lupus, Psoriasis, Multiple Sclerosis.
Systemic Corticosteroids, Plain
Commonly used to treat Asthma, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Eczema, Leukemia, Lupus, Allergic Conjunctivitis.
Antipsoriatic Monoclonal Antibodies and Others
Commonly used to treat Psoriasis, Crohn's Disease, Psoriatic Arthritis.
Systemic Corticosteroids, Plain
Commonly used to treat Asthma, Eczema, Leukemia, Lupus, Psoriasis, Multiple Sclerosis.
Antipsoriatic Monoclonal Antibodies and Others
Commonly used to treat Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriasis, Psoriatic Arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA)/juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA).
Other Specific Antirheumatics
Commonly used to treat Lung Cancer, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Arthritis, Psoriasis, acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL), Burkitt's lymphoma.
Selective Immunosuppressants
Commonly used to treat Psoriasis, Psoriatic Arthritis.
Systemic Corticosteroids, Plain
Commonly used to treat Asthma, Eczema, Gout, Psoriasis, Multiple Sclerosis, Allergic Conjunctivitis.
Systemic Corticosteroids, Plain
Commonly used to treat Asthma, Eczema, Gout, Psoriasis, Multiple Sclerosis, Allergic Conjunctivitis.
Systemic Corticosteroids, Plain
Commonly used to treat Asthma, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Eczema, Leukemia, Lupus, Allergic Conjunctivitis.
Systemic Corticosteroids, Plain
Commonly used to treat Chronic ITP, Edema, ulcerative colitis.
Systemic Corticosteroids, Plain
Commonly used to treat Asthma, Eczema, Psoriasis, Multiple Sclerosis, Allergic Conjunctivitis, Anaphylaxis.
Systemic Corticosteroids, Plain
Commonly used to treat Asthma, Eczema, Psoriasis, Multiple Sclerosis, Allergic Conjunctivitis, Anaphylaxis.
Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) Alpha Inhibitors
Commonly used to treat Rheumatoid Arthritis, Crohn's Disease, Psoriatic Arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis.
Systemic Corticosteroids, Plain
Commonly used to treat Asthma, Eczema, Gout, Psoriasis, Multiple Sclerosis, Allergic Conjunctivitis.
Systemic Corticosteroids, Plain
Commonly used to treat Asthma, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriasis, Allergic Conjunctivitis, Meningitis, Anaphylaxis.
Anti-Rheumtic Monoclonal Antibody Preparations
Commonly used to treat Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis.
Nonsteroidal Antiinflammatory Drugs/NSAIDs
Commonly used to treat Rheumatoid Arthritis, Insomnia, Migraine, Fever, Menstrual Pain, Pain.

Commonly used to treat Asthma, Eczema, Gout, Psoriasis, Multiple Sclerosis, Allergic Conjunctivitis.

Commonly used to treat Asthma, Multiple Sclerosis, Meningitis, Hodgkin's Disease, Psoriatic Arthritis, Addison's disease.

Commonly used to treat Asthma, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriasis, Multiple Sclerosis, Allergic Conjunctivitis, Anaphylaxis.
Antipsoriatic Monoclonal Antibodies and Others
Commonly used to treat Psoriasis, Psoriatic Arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis.