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)

(Trexall)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
30
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (30)
Treatment name(s)

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

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

(Cosentyx)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
16
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (16)
Treatment name(s)

(Naproxen Prescription)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
14
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (14) pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Voltaren Gel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
11
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (10) pain (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Salazopyrin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
9
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (9)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
9
Tried for
pain (7) psoriatic arthritis (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
Tried for
pain (7) psoriatic arthritis (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)

(Trexall)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriatic arthritis (22 evaluations)
Side effects
nausea fatigue 16 more
Total evaluations
22
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (30)
Treatment name(s)

(Otezla)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriatic arthritis (17 evaluations)
Side effects
diarrhea nausea 6 more
Total evaluations
17
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (26)
Treatment name(s)

(Humira)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriatic arthritis (15 evaluations)
Side effects
bruising drug induced lupus erythematosus 6 more
Total evaluations
15
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (20)
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 (16)
Treatment name(s)

(Naproxen Prescription)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriatic arthritis (9 evaluations)
Side effects
bruising of legs chronic kidney disease 2 more
Total evaluations
11
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (14) pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Enbrel SureClick)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriatic arthritis (14 evaluations)
Side effects
fatigue itching 3 more
Total evaluations
14
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (12)
Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriatic arthritis (4 evaluations)
Side effects
heartburn heart palpitations 1 more
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (10) pain (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Salazopyrin)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriatic arthritis (4 evaluations)
Side effects
nausea constipation 1 more
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (9)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriatic arthritis (6 evaluations)
Side effects
alternating constipation and diarrhea
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
pain (7) psoriatic arthritis (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
aggressive behavior generalized anxiety disorder 2 more
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (7) psoriatic arthritis (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 8
20s 59
30s 275
40s 674
50s 950
60s 614
70+ 199
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 165
20-29 years 265
30-39 years 387
40-49 years 375
50-59 years 194
60-69 years 45
70+ years 10

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 543
Female 2265

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 1801
Not Diagnosed 90

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