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Drugs for Psoriasis

Posted Aug 24 2008 4:41pm 1 Comment

Here is a list of drugs and medications that are commonly prescribed to treat Psoriasis:

Acitretin (soriatane®)
Amevive
Anthralin
Antibiotics
Calcipotriene (dovonex®)
Calcipotriol
Cyclosporine (neoral®)
Dithranol
Enbrel (amgen)
Enbrel
Hydroxyurea (hydrea®)
Methotrexate
Raptiva
Retinoids
Salicylic acid
Tazarotene (tazorac)
Topical corticosteroids (diprolene®,* temovate®, ultravate®, or psorcon®)

These are just some of the drugs and medications that are often used to treat Psoriasis.If you're interested in finding more information, tips, news and videos about Psoriasis, go to the Psoriasis WellPage or the Drugs for Psoriasis WellPage.

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I am a 19 year old male, and would like to warn anyone with psoriasis about a cream called Diproderm. I was under treatment for severe psoriasis, and I was prescribed the hormonal cream, called Diproderm, by my doctor. Sadly, the cream had the side effect that it weakened the skin, and it made me gain wait. After 2 weeks of using it could see stretch marks forming on places. I stopped using the cream, but it was too late. The stretch marks continued growing, like cracks in ice, and I now have horrible stretch marks on about 60% of my body,including legs, arms and "lovehandles". The stretchmarks are more of a psychological tear than physical, because I am now very self conscious about my body, and refuse to show anyone beside my partner any part of my body which is affected. On top of that I still have psoriasis, and worse than ever. I don't know if I should blame myself, the cream or the doctor.
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