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How is ustekinumab used to treat psoriatic arthritis?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Practitioner

Ustekinumab (Stelara) is a medication that reduces inflammation caused by high levels of certain immune system proteins. It is prescribed for people with active psoriatic arthritis. It can be used alone or in combination with methotrexate. It is also approved for treating moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. The drug is given as an injection. 

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