Some treat symptoms of both psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, others target skin problems, yet others help creams or ointments for arthritis joint issues. Many can also modify the disease course by disrupting the overactive immune system.
Some treat symptoms of both psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, others target skin problems, yet others help with joint issues. These medicines reduce inflammation along with pain and swelling. More than a dozen prescription NSAIDs also are available. The most notable risks of NSAIDs are an increased risk of heart attack and stroke, along with stomach irritation and bleeding that could become severe. These drugs are designed to mimic the anti-inflammatory hormone cortisol, which is normally made by the body’s adrenal glands. Corticosteroids taken by mouth, such as prednisone, can help reduce inflammation, but long-term use can lead to side effects such as facial swelling, weight gain, osteoporosis and more. Directly injecting corticosteroids into affected joints can provide temporary inflammation relief.