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How effective is ustekinumab at treating psoriatic arthritis?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Practitioner

Up to 50% of people who took ustekinumab for 24 weeks had at least a 20% improvement in their arthritis. It was effective for people who had been treated with TNF inhibitors in the past. But it was more effective in people who had not tried TNF inhibitors. People taking ustekinumab may also have slower rates of damage to their bones and joint tissues, as shown on x-rays.

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