Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis

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The Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Diagnosis Information Page is a collaborative project of NeedyMeds and the National Psoriasis Foundation. It is intended to provide information on psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis (together called psoriatic disease) and to help patients find assistance paying for their medications.

Psoriatic disease is not contagious. Psoriasis is a chronic, inflammatory disease related to the immune system. Psoriasis causes symptoms of itchy or painful, scaly plaques to appear on the skin. It occurs when things trigger the immune system to become overactive. This results in the immune system sending out faulty signals that speed up the growth of skin cells. Up to 30 percent of people with psoriasis also have psoriatic arthritis. Psoriatic arthritis causes pain, stiffness and swelling in and around the joints and the places where tendons and ligaments connect to bone (enthesitis). Early diagnosis of psoriatic arthritis and treatment can relieve symptoms and may prevent permanent joint damage. Treatment for psoriatic disease is important because psoriasis and psoriatic arthirtis are connected to other serious conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and certain types of cancers.

Below, please find a list of medications commonly used in the treatment of psoriatic disease. Click on the hyperlink to find whether a savings program is available for that particular drug. Note this is not a complete list of the medications used in the treatment of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. There may be others including prescription and over-the-counter options. For more information, please refer to the Patient Navigation Center link in the upper right hand box.

This page is for educational purposes only and should not replace medical care. Please consult your healthcare provider.

Click HERE to learn more about how to use the information on the website and click HERE for more details on pharmaceutical patient assistance programs.

Medications used in the treatment of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis

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This page was last updated on 12/10/2018