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
38
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (38)
Treatment name(s)

(Otezla)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
31
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (31)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Enbrel SureClick)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
23
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (23)
Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
17
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (16) pain (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Naproxen Prescription)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
17
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (17) pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Cosentyx)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
15
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (15)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
13
Tried for
pain (11) psoriatic arthritis (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Ibuprofen Prescription)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
12
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (8) pain (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Salazopyrin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
11
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (11)

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 (29 evaluations)
Side effects
nausea fatigue 21 more
Total evaluations
29
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (38)
Treatment name(s)

(Otezla)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriatic arthritis (21 evaluations)
Side effects
diarrhea nausea 10 more
Total evaluations
21
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (31)
Treatment name(s)

(Humira)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriatic arthritis (16 evaluations)
Side effects
bruising drug induced lupus erythematosus 7 more
Total evaluations
16
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (23)
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 (23)
Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriatic arthritis (6 evaluations)
Side effects
heartburn heart palpitations 1 more
Total evaluations
8
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (16) pain (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Naproxen Prescription)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriatic arthritis (10 evaluations)
Side effects
bruising of legs chronic kidney disease 2 more
Total evaluations
12
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (17) pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Cosentyx)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriatic arthritis (9 evaluations)
Side effects
headaches tongue sores 2 more
Total evaluations
9
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (15)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
allergic reaction alternating constipation and diarrhea 1 more
Total evaluations
9
Tried for
pain (11) psoriatic arthritis (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Ibuprofen Prescription)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriatic arthritis (5 evaluations)
Side effects
bruising indigestion
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (8) pain (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Salazopyrin)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriatic arthritis (5 evaluations)
Side effects
nausea constipation 1 more
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (11)
  • 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 9
20s 57
30s 295
40s 672
50s 928
60s 555
70+ 157
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 167
20-29 years 266
30-39 years 386
40-49 years 372
50-59 years 193
60-69 years 44
70+ years 9

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 513
Female 2186

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 1798
Not Diagnosed 90

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