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
55
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (55)
Treatment name(s)

(Enbrel SureClick)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
35
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (35)
Treatment name(s)

(Humira)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
30
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (30)
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
25
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (23) pain (9)
Treatment name(s)

(Naprosyn)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
25
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (24) pain (8)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
17
Tried for
pain (15) psoriatic arthritis (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Salazopyrin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
14
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (14)
Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
13
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (11) pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Stelara)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
12
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (12)

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 (40 evaluations)
Side effects
nausea fatigue 30 more
Total evaluations
41
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (55)
Treatment name(s)

(Enbrel SureClick)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriatic arthritis (33 evaluations)
Side effects
bruising fatigue 13 more
Total evaluations
33
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (35)
Treatment name(s)

(Humira)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriatic arthritis (19 evaluations)
Side effects
headaches bruising 11 more
Total evaluations
19
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (30)
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 (8 evaluations)
Side effects
stomach pain heartburn 1 more
Total evaluations
12
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (23) pain (9)
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 (8)
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 (15) 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 (14)
Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriatic arthritis (7 evaluations)
Side effects
bruise easily upset stomach
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (11) pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Stelara)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriatic arthritis (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (12)
  • 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 8
20s 61
30s 273
40s 614
50s 822
60s 439
70+ 124
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 164
20-29 years 249
30-39 years 364
40-49 years 342
50-59 years 179
60-69 years 43
70+ years 8

Sex

Distribution of sex

81% Female
19% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 1,516
Not Diagnosed 105

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