Psoriatic Arthritis Treatment Options
The first thing to say is that as a dermatologist, I rely on ourrheumatological colleagues to treat this. I think it depends on the severity and the responsiveness to the ugs.Nonsteroid antiinflammatories are used. If they fail, there are ugs called DMARDS, there is hyoxychloroquin, there ismethotrexate, and if they fail, they go on to the biologics. In some circumstances, when the problem is acute, they may evenstart with these newer ugs. These TNF inihibitors are the front line ugs for psoriatic arthritis.
DMARD Therapy Side Effects of Methotrexate Experienced Even Before Treatment Starts
Side Effects of Methotrexate Experienced EvenBefore Treatment Starts Nancy Walsh writingMedpage Today reportedthat the gastrointestinal side effects that commonly accompany treatment with methotrexatearen't limited to posttreatment nausea and vomiting, but also include anticipatory, associative,and behavioral symptoms, Dutch researchers found.In a group of 291 adults with rheumatoid or psoriatic arthritis, onethird reported nauseafollowing methotrexate administration but 8.6% also experienced nausea while awaitingtreatment and 11% felt nauseous when just thinking about the treatment, according toMaja Bulatovic Calasan, MD, of University
Medical Center Utrecht, and colleagues.Comment: The mind has a powerful influencehow we feel about upcoming events. Definitelyan interesting study.