Stopping and Restarting Biologic Medications for Psoriasis
Your doctor may have explained why biologics were right for your psoriasis before you started treatment. But is there ever a reason to stop taking a biologic? When should you talk with your doctor about changing treatment?
Reasons You Might Stop
In most cases, once you start a biologic, it’s best not to stop, since most of these medications don’t work as well when restarted. Remicade (infliximab) is an example of a biologic that is typically used only once, since it often isn’t as effective when restarted after a break. Enbrel (etanercept) is an exception and seems better suited for off-and-on use.
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