The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics
Drugs for Psoriasis
June 17, 2019 (Issue: 1574)Mild to moderate psoriasis can be treated with topical drugs or with phototherapy. Patients with moderate to severe disease generally require systemic therapy.
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- Calcipotriene for psoriasis. Med Lett Drugs Ther 1994; 36:70.
- Calcipotriene/betamethasone foam (Enstilar) for psoriasis. Med Lett Drugs Ther 2016; 58:48.
- Calcitriol (Vectical) for mild to moderate plaque psoriasis. Med Lett Drugs Ther 2009; 51:70.
- DM Pariser et al. Halobetasol 0.01%/tazarotene 0.045% lotion in the treatment of moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis: maintenance of therapeutic effect after cessation of therapy. J Drugs Dermatol 2018; 17:723.
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- RB Warren et al. An intensified dosing schedule of subcutaneous methotrexate in patients with moderate to severe plaque-type psoriasis (METOP): a 52 week, multicentre, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, phase 3 trial. Lancet 2017; 389:528.
- ED Dommasch et al. Risk of serious infection in patients receiving systemic medications for the treatment of psoriasis. JAMA Dermatol 2019 May 10 (epub).
- VM Heydendael et al. Methotrexate versus cyclosporine in moderate-to-severe chronic plaque psoriasis. N Engl J Med 2003; 349:658.
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- K Papp et al. Apremilast, an oral phosphodiesterase 4 (PDE4) inhibitor, in patients with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis: results of a phase III, randomized, controlled trial (Efficacy and Safety Trial Evaluating the Effects of Apremilast in Psoriasis [ESTEEM] 1). J Am Acad Dermatol 2015; 73:37.
- C Paul et al. Efficacy and safety of apremilast, an oral phosphodiesterase 4 inhibitor, in patients with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis over 52 weeks: a phase III, randomized controlled trial (ESTEEM 2). Br J Dermatol 2015; 173:1387.
- K Reich et al. Safety and efficacy of apremilast through 104 weeks in patients with moderate to severe psoriasis who continued on apremilast or switched from etanercept treatment: findings from the LIBERATE study. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 2018; 32:397.
- A Menter et al. Joint AAD-NPF guidelines of care for the management and treatment of psoriasis with biologics. J Am Acad Dermatol 2019; 80:1029.
- A Egeberg et al. Safety, efficacy and drug survival of biologics and biosimilars for moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis. Br J Dermatol 2018; 78:509.
- IH Kim et al. Comparative efficacy of biologics in psoriasis: a review. Am J Clin Dermatol 2012; 13:365.
- B Gottlieb et al. Certolizumab pegol for the treatment of chronic plaque psoriasis: results through 48 weeks from 2 phase 3, multicenter, randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled studies (CIMPASI-1 and CIMPASI-2). J Am Acad Dermatol 2018; 79:302.
- RE Kalb et al. Risk of serious infection with biologic and systemic treatment of psoriasis: results from the psoriasis longitudinal assessment and registry (PSOLAR). JAMA Dermatol 2015; 151:961.
- AL Semble et al. Safety and tolerability of tumor necrosis factor-α inhibitors in psoriasis: a narrative review. Am J Clin Dermatol 2014; 15:37.
- L Hsu et al. Antidrug antibodies in psoriasis: a systematic review. Br J Dermatol 2014; 170:261.
- Ustekinumab (Stelara) for psoriasis. Med Lett Drugs Ther 2010; 52:7.
- KA Papp et al. Efficacy and safety of ustekinumab, a human interleukin-12/23 monoclonal antibody, in patients with psoriasis: 52-week results from a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial (PHOENIX 2). Lancet 2008; 371:1675.
- CE Griffiths et al. Comparison of ustekinumab and etanercept for moderate-to-severe psoriasis. N Engl J Med 2010; 362:118.
- KA Papp et al. Long-term safety of ustekinumab in patients with moderate-to-severe psoriasis: final results from 5 years of follow-up. Br J Dermatol 2013; 168:844.
- Secukinumab (Cosentyx) for psoriasis. Med Lett Drugs Ther 2015; 57:45.
- Ixekizumab (Taltz) – a second IL-17A inhibitor for psoriasis. Med Lett Drugs Ther 2016; 58:59.
- Brodalumab (Siliq) – another IL-17A antagonist for psoriasis. Med Lett Drugs Ther 2017; 59:118.
- M Lebwohl et al. Phase 3 studies comparing brodalumab with ustekinumab in psoriasis. N Engl J Med 2015; 373:1318.
- J Bagel et al. Secukinumab is superior to ustekinumab in clearing skin in patients with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis (16-week CLARITY results). Dermatol Ther (Heidelb) 2018; 8:571.
- K Reich et al. Comparison of ixekizumab with ustekinumab in moderate-to-severe psoriasis: 24-week results from IXORA-S, a phase III study. Br J Dermatol 2017; 177:1014.
- RG Langley et al. Secukinumab in plaque psoriasis – results of two phase 3 trials. N Engl J Med 2014; 371:326.
- CE Griffiths et al. Comparison of ixekizumab with etanercept or placebo in moderate-to-severe psoriasis (UNCOVER-2 and UNCOVER-3): results from two phase 3 randomised trials. Lancet 2015; 386:541.
- A Deodhar et al. Long-term safety of secukinumab in patients with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis: integrated pooled clinical trial and post-marketing surveillance data. Arthritis Res Ther 2019; 21:111.
- KA Papp et al. Infections from seven clinical trials of ixekizumab, an anti-interleukin-17A monoclonal antibody, in patients with moderate-to-severe psoriasis. Br J Dermatol 2017; 177:1537.
- A Chiricozzi et al. No meaningful association between suicidal behavior and the use of IL-17A-neutralizing or IL-17RA-blocking agents. Expert Opin Drug Saf 2016; 15:1653.
- Guselkumab (Tremfya) for psoriasis. Med Lett Drugs Ther. 2017; 59:179.
- Tildrakizumab (Ilumya) – another IL-23 antagonist for psoriasis. Med Lett Drugs Ther 2019; 61:4.
- Risankizumab (Skyrizi) – a new IL-23 antagonist for plaque psoriasis. Med Lett Drugs Ther 2019; 61:81.
- A Blauvelt et al. Efficacy and safety of guselkumab, an anti-interleukin-23 monoclonal antibody, compared with adalimumab for the continuous treatment of patients with moderate to severe psoriasis: results from the phase III, double-blinded, placebo- and active comparator-controlled VOYAGE 1 trial. J Am Acad Dermatol 2017; 76:405.
- RG Langley et al. Efficacy and safety of guselkumab in patients with psoriasis who have an inadequate response to ustekinumab: results of the randomized, double-blind, phase III NAVIGATE trial. Br J Dermatol 2018; 178:114.
- K Reich et al. Efficacy and safety of guselkumab, an anti-interleukin-23 monoclonal antibody, compared with adalimumab for the treatment of patients with moderate to severe psoriasis with randomized withdrawal and retreatment: results from the phase III, double-blind, placebo- and active comparator-controlled VOYAGE 2 trial. J Am Acad Dermatol 2017; 76:418.
- K Reich et al. Tildrakizumab versus placebo or etanercept for chronic plaque psoriasis (reSURFACE 1 and reSURFACE 2): results from two randomised controlled, phase 3 trials. Lancet 2017; 390:276.
- KB Gordon et al. Efficacy and safety of risankizumab in moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis (UltIMMa-1 and UltIMMa-2): results from two double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled and ustekinumab-controlled phase 3 trials. Lancet 2018; 392:650.
- K Reich et al. Efficacy and safety of continuous risankizumab or switching from adalimumab to risankizumab treatment in patients with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis: results from the phase 3 IMMvent trial. American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, March 1-5, 2019. Poster 10218.
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