Psoriatic arthritis

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What is psoriatic arthritis?

Psoriatic arthritis is a type of inflammatory arthritis associated with psoriasis of the skin and nails. Psoriatic arthritis is a seronegative spondyloarthropathy.

Common symptoms reported by people with psoriatic arthritis

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with psoriatic arthritis

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Apo-Methotrexate)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
41
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (41)
Treatment name(s)

(Otezla)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
27
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (27)
Treatment name(s)

(Humira)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
26
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (26)
Treatment name(s)

(Enbrel SureClick)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
25
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (25)
Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
21
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (20) pain (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Naprosyn)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
20
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (20) pain (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
15
Tried for
pain (13) psoriatic arthritis (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Cosentyx)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
11
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (11)
Treatment name(s)

(Stelara)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
11
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (11)
Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
10
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (8) pain (3)

Data from patients with psoriatic arthritis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with psoriatic arthritis

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Apo-Methotrexate)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriatic arthritis (34 evaluations)
Side effects
nausea fatigue 22 more
Total evaluations
35
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (41)
Treatment name(s)

(Otezla)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriatic arthritis (19 evaluations)
Side effects
diarrhea nausea 9 more
Total evaluations
19
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (27)
Treatment name(s)

(Humira)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriatic arthritis (14 evaluations)
Side effects
bruising drug induced lupus erythematosus 11 more
Total evaluations
14
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (26)
Treatment name(s)

(Enbrel SureClick)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriatic arthritis (24 evaluations)
Side effects
bruising fatigue 11 more
Total evaluations
24
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (25)
Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriatic arthritis (5 evaluations)
Side effects
heartburn heart palpitations 1 more
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (20) pain (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Naprosyn)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriatic arthritis (9 evaluations)
Side effects
bruising of legs chronic kidney disease 2 more
Total evaluations
11
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (20) pain (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (7 evaluations)
Side effects
allergic reaction alternating constipation and diarrhea 2 more
Total evaluations
15
Tried for
pain (13) psoriatic arthritis (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Cosentyx)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriatic arthritis (6 evaluations)
Side effects
upset stomach
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (11)
Treatment name(s)

(Stelara)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriatic arthritis (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (11)
Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriatic arthritis (5 evaluations)
Side effects
bruising
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (8) pain (3)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with psoriatic arthritis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has psoriatic arthritis on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 7
20s 62
30s 279
40s 629
50s 832
60s 487
70+ 128
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 165
20-29 years 254
30-39 years 372
40-49 years 347
50-59 years 181
60-69 years 43
70+ years 8

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 471
Female 1,975

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 1,699
Not Diagnosed 83

These charts show data from psoriatic arthritis patients who have completed their condition history
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