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, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with psoriatic arthritis

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

(Apo-Methotrexate)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
54
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (54)
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Treatment name(s)

(Enbrel SureClick)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
44
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (44)
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Treatment name(s)

(Humira Pen)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
33
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (33)
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Treatment name(s)

(Naprosyn)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
26
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (25) Pain (9)
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Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
24
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (23) Pain (9)
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Treatment name(s)

(Otezla)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
19
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (19)
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Treatment name(s)

(Salazopyrin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
18
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (18)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
18
Tried for
Pain (16) psoriatic arthritis (4)
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Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
15
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (14) Pain (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
12
Tried for
Pain (10) Anxious mood (1)
1 more

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

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
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Treatment name(s)

(Apo-Methotrexate)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriatic arthritis (39 evaluations)
Side effects
Nausea Fatigue 31 more
Total evaluations
40
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (54)
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Treatment name(s)

(Enbrel SureClick)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriatic arthritis (33 evaluations)
Side effects
Injection site reaction Bruising 19 more
Total evaluations
33
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (44)
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Treatment name(s)

(Humira Pen)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriatic arthritis (19 evaluations)
Side effects
Headaches Bruising 12 more
Total evaluations
20
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (33)
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Treatment name(s)

(Naprosyn)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriatic arthritis (9 evaluations)
Side effects
Bruising of legs chronic kidney disease 3 more
Total evaluations
12
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (25) Pain (9)
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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)
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Treatment name(s)

(Otezla)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriatic arthritis (14 evaluations)
Side effects
Diarrhea Nausea 8 more
Total evaluations
14
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (19)
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Treatment name(s)

(Salazopyrin)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriatic arthritis (5 evaluations)
Side effects
Headaches Nausea
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (18)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (7 evaluations)
Side effects
Allergic reaction Alternating constipation and diarrhea 2 more
Total evaluations
12
Tried for
Pain (16) psoriatic arthritis (4)
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Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriatic arthritis (9 evaluations)
Side effects
Bruise easily Heartburn 2 more
Total evaluations
9
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (14) Pain (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Aggression Drowsiness 3 more
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
Pain (10) Anxious mood (1)
1 more
  • 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 6
20s 52
30s 231
40s 520
50s 642
60s 327
70+ 85
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 138
20-29 years 214
30-39 years 309
40-49 years 271
50-59 years 133
60-69 years 26
70+ years 7

Sex

Distribution of sex

79% Female
21% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 1,285
Not Diagnosed 78

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