Psoriatic Arthritis

Treatment for psoriatic arthritis may include over-the-counter nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as aspirin or ibuprofen.

Should these fail to work, a physician may prescribe other drugs, such as:

  • Methotrexate (Rheumatrex┬«, Folex┬«) is an anti-metabolite that blocks an enzyme.
  • Sulfasalazine is a disease-modifying antirheumatic drug that has been shown to slow or stop some types of arthritis.
  • Etanercept and inflixibmab are tumor necrosis factor (TNF) blockers that act as anti-inflammatory agents.