Can I switch the biologic medications I’m using to treat my psoriasis?

Yes, you can switch biologic medications for psoriasis if one is not working effectively. Biologic medications are a class of drugs that target specific parts of the immune system that are involved in the development of psoriasis. These medications can be effective in treating moderate to severe psoriasis, but they do not work for everyone, and some people may not respond to the first biologic medication they try.

If you are not getting the desired results from your biologic medication, it's important to speak with your healthcare provider. They will take into consideration your individual case and may recommend switching to a different biologic medication or trying a different type of treatment.

There are several biologic medications available for psoriasis, and each works differently, so switching to a different one may be beneficial for some patients. Some biologic medications that are used to treat psoriasis are:

  1. Adalimumab (Humira®)
  2. Etanercept (Enbre®l)
  3. Infliximab (Remicade®)
  4. Ustekinumab (Stelara®)
  5. Secukinumab (Cosentyx®)
  6. Guselkumab (Tremfya®)

It's important to keep in mind that switching biologic medications can take time and may not provide immediate results. It's also important to work with your healthcare provider to monitor the progress of the treatment and to assess the effectiveness of the new medication.

It's also important to note that switching biologic medications may require additional monitoring and follow-up appointments to ensure the new medication is working safely and effectively.

Source: Vivacare
Last updated : 1/27/2023

Can I switch the biologic medications I’m using to treat my psoriasis? originally published by Vivacare