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.