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
46
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (46)
Treatment name(s)

(Humira)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
29
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (29)
Treatment name(s)

(Enbrel SureClick)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
29
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (29)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Voltaren Gel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
24
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (23) pain (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Naprosyn)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
24
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (24) pain (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
16
Tried for
pain (14) psoriatic arthritis (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Salazopyrin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
12
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (12)
Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
11
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (9) pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
11
Tried for
pain (10) depressed mood (1)

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 (38 evaluations)
Side effects
nausea fatigue 30 more
Total evaluations
39
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (46)
Treatment name(s)

(Humira)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriatic arthritis (18 evaluations)
Side effects
drug induced lupus erythematosus bruising 13 more
Total evaluations
18
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (29)
Treatment name(s)

(Enbrel SureClick)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriatic arthritis (27 evaluations)
Side effects
bruising fatigue 12 more
Total evaluations
27
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (29)
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)

(Voltaren Gel)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriatic arthritis (7 evaluations)
Side effects
heartburn heart palpitations 1 more
Total evaluations
9
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (23) pain (7)
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 (24) pain (7)
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 (14) psoriatic arthritis (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Salazopyrin)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriatic arthritis (5 evaluations)
Side effects
headaches nausea
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (12)
Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriatic arthritis (6 evaluations)
Side effects
bruising upset stomach
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (9) pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (7 evaluations)
Side effects
dizziness dry tongue 3 more
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
pain (10) depressed mood (1)
  • 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 63
30s 278
40s 626
50s 831
60s 479
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 346
50-59 years 181
60-69 years 43
70+ years 8

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 470
Female 1,964

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 1,698
Not Diagnosed 83

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