Psoriatic Arthritis Medications

COX-2 Inhibitor NSAIDs
Like traditional NSAIDs, COX-2 inhibitors block COX-2, an enzyme in the body that stimulates an inflammatory response. Unlike traditional NSAIDs, however, they do not block the action of COX-1, an enzyme that protects the stomach lining.
 
Side effects of these medicines can include stomach irritation, ulceration, and bleeding. It is recommended that patients with a history of bleeding or ulcers, decreased kidney function, liver disease, high blood pressure (hypertension), or asthma use these medicines with caution.
 
Being monitored by a doctor is recommended before taking a COX-2 inhibitor, especially if you have had a heart attack, stroke, angina, blood clot, hypertension, or sensitivity to aspirin or other NSAIDs.
 

Corticosteroids as Psoriatic Arthritis Medication

These psoriatic arthritis medications are given by injection. Corticosteroids are used to relieve inflammation and reduce swelling, redness, itching, and allergic reactions. Corticosteroids taken by mouth are not usually recommended for people with psoriatic arthritis because they can cause a severe form of skin psoriasis.
 
Side effects of corticosteroids can include increased appetite, indigestion, nervousness, or restlessness.
 
Prior to taking any corticosteroid, let your healthcare provider know if you have one of the following: a fungal infection, a history of tuberculosis, an underactive thyroid, herpes simplex of the eye, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, or stomach ulcers.
  
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