Biologic Treatments for Psoriasis Cosentyx, Taltz, Stelara, humira
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Biologic Treatments


Injectable “Biologic” medications are used for severe psoriasis when other topical and systemic treatments have failed.

Only Dermatologists can prescribe Biologic Treatments for Psoriasis.

The choice of the best Biologic agent may be complicated and your Dermatologist has specialist expertise  to help choose the best selection for you.


Biologic Treatments for Psoriasis include:

  • Secukinumab (Cosentyx)
  • Ixekizumab (Taltz)
  • Ustekinumab (Stelara)
  • Adalimumab (Humira)
  • Infliximab (Remicade)
  • Etanercept (Enbrel)



These medications help to control the immune system driving the disease. They are extremely effective treatments for those patients with severe psoriasis.


While on treatment you require ongoing monitoring. Your Dermatologist can discuss this with you.


Biologic medications are expensive medications however the cost is subsidised by our Government. There is a complex Medicare application process to complete before patients can access these medications.




Hidradenitis Suppurativa  is a severe scarring inflammatory condition of the glands in the armpits and groin. This condition has previously been extremely difficult to treat.


In 2017 Adalimumab has become available for patients with severe HS.


Before this treatment can be prescribed patients need to have failed other treatments and be assessed to be severely affected.


Your Dermatologist can advise you regarding requirements for this condition.