Advertisement

How effective is cyclosporine at treating psoriasis?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Practitioner

Cyclosporine controls psoriasis for many people. In up to 90%, symptoms greatly improve or clear up completely. It works quickly against severe flare-ups. It also works well for nail and pustular psoriasis. 

This answer was adapted from Sharecare's award-winning AskMD app. Start a consultation now to find out what's causing your symptoms, learn how to manage a condition, or find a doctor. 

Continue Learning about Immunological Agent

What are the side effects of cyclosporine?
Donna Hill Howes, RNDonna Hill Howes, RN
Side effects may include flu-like symptoms, high blood pressure, headaches, abdominal discomfort, na...
More Answers
How effective are TNF inhibitors for treating rheumatoid arthritis?
Donna Hill Howes, RNDonna Hill Howes, RN
TNF inhibitors act quickly to slow or stop joint damage from RA. Most studies compare people treated...
More Answers
How does glatiramer interact with other medications?
Donna Hill Howes, RNDonna Hill Howes, RN
If you are taking denosumab, leflunomide, natalizumab, pimecrolimus, tacrolimus, or tofacitinib, gla...
More Answers
What are thiopurines?
Donna Hill Howes, RNDonna Hill Howes, RN
Thiopurines are drugs that suppress the immune system. They include mercaptopurine (Purixan) and aza...
More Answers

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.