Understanding topical therapies for psoriasis

Cutis. 2019 Apr;103(4S):S8-S12.

Abstract

Although the active ingredients of the most frequently used topical therapy for psoriasis have remained the same for many years, the introduction of new vehicles and fixed-dose combination products has increased ease of patient use as well as, in some cases, efficacy and safety. Topical therapies with novel mechanisms of action are under study.

MeSH terms

  • Administration, Cutaneous
  • Biological Products / therapeutic use
  • Calcitriol / analogs & derivatives
  • Calcitriol / therapeutic use
  • Dermatologic Agents / therapeutic use*
  • Drug Combinations
  • Drug Therapy, Combination
  • Glucocorticoids / therapeutic use*
  • Humans
  • Nicotinic Acids / therapeutic use
  • Psoriasis / drug therapy*

Substances

  • Biological Products
  • Dermatologic Agents
  • Drug Combinations
  • Glucocorticoids
  • Nicotinic Acids
  • calcipotriene
  • tazarotene
  • Calcitriol