3) Sulfasalazine and cyclosporine
Sulfasalazine and cyclosporine are two common treatments for psoriatic arthritis. Both medications act as immunomodulators, aiming to reduce inflammation in the body and help manage the symptoms of psoriatic arthritis.
Sulfasalazine is a sulfa-based drug that blocks the inflammatory pathways and reduces the production of cytokines and other inflammatory chemicals in the body. It has been used for psoriatic arthritis since the 1980s and is generally well-tolerated with few side effects.
Conversely, cyclosporine is an immunosuppressant medication that blocks the production of inflammatory cytokines and other chemical signals. It has been used to treat psoriatic arthritis since the 1990s and is often combined with other treatments.