Biologics for Psoriasis
What To Think About
The safety of long-term treatment with biologics is not known.
These medicines probably will have to be taken for long periods of time—possibly even for life.
Because biologics interfere with the Reference immune system Opens New Window, it's possible that they may raise your risk of infection, Reference anemia Opens New Window, and possibly even cancer. Medicines that suppress the immune system are not usually given to people with impaired immune systems. If you take biologic drugs, you may have periodic tests for Reference tuberculosis Opens New Window.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: January 9, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Amy McMichael, MD - Dermatology