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What are long term effects of taking prednisolone for my psoriatic arthritis?

What are long term effects of taking prednisolone for my psoriatic arthritis?

Bad choice.: Steroids taken for long periods always have side effects. Also, they will invariable flare psoriasis upon withdrawal. There are many remitting agents, including sulfasalazine, methotreate, and tnf-alpha inhibitors. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

A condition where there is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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Recently diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis & prescribed enbrel (etanercept). How effective, in the long term, are these injections? Any downsides? Thank you!

Recently diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis & prescribed enbrel (etanercept).  How effective, in the long term, are these injections?  Any downsides?  Thank you!

Extremely effective: Tnf agents are extremely effective in the treatment of psoriatic arthritis. It is surprising that the side effects were not reviewed with you prior to starting the med. The major risk is infection with other possible side effects being reduced blood counts, liver inflammation, neurologic disorders and a possible increased risk of lymphoma. ...Read more

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Is metheotxate injection 1ml weekly safe for long term use in psoriatic arthritis?

Is metheotxate injection 1ml weekly safe for long term use in psoriatic arthritis?

Yes: Methotrexate is generally well tolerated even at your dose of 25 mg weekly. Your doctor will order prriodic lab tests to screen for any med toxicities. ...Read more

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I have psoriatic arthritis im having 2asprin once a day for how long can i have them safetly?is it better than panadol (acetaminophen)

I have psoriatic arthritis im having 2asprin once a day for how long can i have them safetly?is it better than panadol (acetaminophen)

I would not advise : To continue with any aspirin as there are better drugs other to control your disease. While Aspirin can be used a short term pain medication but it does not treat the underlying problem and your psoriatic arthritis can still progress and worsening over. Make an appointment with a rheumatologist will be the best option at this time and discuss about your treatment plan. ...Read more

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How effective is voltaren (diclofenac) gel in reducing inflammation in psoriatic arthritis? And how long it can be used?

How effective is voltaren (diclofenac) gel in reducing inflammation in psoriatic arthritis? And how long it can be used?

Effective: Supported by evidence based medicine. In the conclusion of this research vestn dermatol venerol. 1990;(10):55-7 " the drug is characterized by antiinflammatory, analgesic, and antipyretic effects. No side effects or complications were recorded in the course of voltaren (diclofenac) gel therapy. The drug has proved highly effective and is recommended for wide practice". Hope it helps. ...Read more

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Can beetroot reduce methotrexate side effects in a psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis patient?

Can beetroot reduce methotrexate side effects in a psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis patient?

Not really!: Beet root is high in folic acid, but we routinely give Folic Acid to patients on methotrexate, usually 2mg/day. This would be overkill, and add unnecessary expense! ...Read more

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On 1mg folic acid & methotrexate 25mg for psoriatic arthritis/psoriasis. Want to increase to 2mg folic acid. Is this ok? Any side effects/disadvantage

On 1mg folic acid & methotrexate 25mg for psoriatic arthritis/psoriasis. Want to increase to 2mg folic acid. Is this ok? Any side effects/disadvantage

Should be fine: Folic acid is a water-soluble b vitamin. Very difficult to overdose as the excess is excreted by the kidneys. You will likely not achieve hypervitaminosis with this dosage unless you have pre-existing kidney disease. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about taking the disease modifying drug (dmards) for their psoriatic arthritis?

Can you tell me about taking the disease modifying drug (dmards) for their psoriatic arthritis?

See details: The two major DMARDs for treating psoriatic arthritis are Methotrexate and the biologics such as Remicade, (infliximab) Enbrel and Humira among others. All are extremely effective, especially the biologics. All have potential side effects such as infection risk, reduced blood counts and liver disease. ...Read more

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I am an rn in a pretty high acuity icu (ccu). Should I be worried about taking a biologic due to immunosuppresion for psoriatic arthritis?

I am an rn in a pretty high acuity icu (ccu).  Should I be worried about taking a biologic due to immunosuppresion for psoriatic arthritis?

Discuss: You need to be informed of the risk/benefits of starting the new treatment and be informed about how it is expected to help you. The biologics may cause immunosuppression and increase risk of infection. Since there are now many of them, there are relative risks. Ask the treating physicians about options, their interpretation of your disease severity, and risk of the new meds. ...Read more

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I am a psoriatic arthritis patient. I am taking 10mg methatroxate. But the condition is still not stable. I have pain in walking and bending.

I am a psoriatic arthritis patient. I am taking 10mg methatroxate. But the condition is still not stable. I have pain in walking and bending.

MTX dose too low.: Methotrexate 10 mg weekly is a small dose. In my practice i will usually go to 20 mg weekly before moving on. If you fail methotrexate, tnf agaents such as Enbrel (etanercept) or Humira would be the next step. These agents almost always work beautifully. ...Read more

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Where can I find out about psoriatic arthritis?

Where can I find out about psoriatic arthritis?

This what ask for : These two web site will give all what you want about it.http://www.arthritis.org/disease-center.php?disease_id=21 http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/psoriatic-arthritis/ds00476/. ...Read more

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What is the most common symptom of psoriatic arthritis besides psoriasis?

See below: Please consult this site for information on this topic: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/psoriatic-arthritis/home/ovc-20233896 ...Read more

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Can you tell me what it's like to have psoriatic arthritis or know anything about it?

Can you tell me what it's like to have psoriatic arthritis or know anything about it?

Degenerative: Psoriatic arthritis gives rise to extensive joint destruction in a rather aggressive fashion. Skin symptoms and findings usually occur firs. Seek care with rheumatologist. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Psoriasis (Definition)

An autoimmune disease involving the skin, nails, and occasionally the joints. It is not contagious. There are several types of skin lesions, most common variety being large red scaly itchy plaques on extensor surfaces such as elbows and knees. Psoriasis can be controlled by a wide variety of medications, but a cure has ...Read more


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Prednisolone (Definition)

Prednisolone is a form of medication know as a steroid--the active metabolite of prednisone. Used similarly, both medications are useful in the treatment of inflammatory conditions such as arthritis or asthma. In certain medical situations Prednisolone may be ...Read more