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Treating Psoriatic Arthritis

Treatment for psoriatic arthritis can relieve pain, reduce swelling, help keep joints working properly and possibly prevent further joint damage. Doctors will recommend treatments based on the type of psoriatic arthritis, its severity and your reaction to treatment.

Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)

NSAIDs include over-the-counter medications such as aspirin and ibuprofen as well as prescription products. Read about NSAIDs »

Disease-Modifying Antirheumatic Drugs (DMARDs)

DMARDs may relieve more severe symptoms and attempt to slow or stop joint/tissue damage and the progression of psoriatic arthritis. Read about DMARDs »

Biologics

Biologic drugs, or "biologics," are usually prescribed for psoriatic arthritis that has not responded to other treatments. Like DMARDs, biologics may slow or stop joint damage and the progression of psoriatic arthritis. They are given by injection or intravenous (IV) infusion. Read about biologics »

New Oral Treatments

New oral treatments improve symptoms of psoriatic arthritis by inhibiting specific molecules associated with inflammation. Unlike biologics, which are derived from living sources and must be administered via injection or infusion, these treatments can be effectively delivered as tablets taken by mouth. Read about new oral treatments »

Complementary and Alternative

Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is a group of diverse medical and health care systems, practices and products that are not presently considered to be part of conventional, or Western, medicine. Learn more about Complementary and alternative treatment options »

National Psoriasis Foundation Our Mission: To drive efforts to cure psoriatic disease and improve the lives of those affected.