If you suffer from a particular type of arthritis known as psoriatic arthritis your doctor may feel that Otezla is an appropriate medication. This drug can also be used for individuals who are suffering from moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. It is one of the many different types of medications that are used to treat the swelling and pain associated with arthritis. In this case, you are using a class of modifications known as phosphodiesterase 4 inhibitors. Not only can it reduce the pain and swelling, it may be able to help improve flexibility in any joints that are affected by arthritis.
Dr. Lavery will provide you with information on how you can use Otezla most effectively. Typically it is taken by mouth up to two times a day, although the doctor may have specific instructions for you, according to your particular circumstances. The dosage may also vary depending upon your condition and you may need to start out slowly and increase the amount that you are taking gradually to reduce the possibility of negative reactions.

Some of the common side effects that may occur include nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, headache, loss of appetite and weight loss. You should carefully monitor any side effects that you are experiencing and report them to your physician if they increase or become bothersome. In addition, you may experience some more difficult side effects that can include depression and suicidal thoughts. This is a serious problem and if you notice any signs of depression or if you have suicidal thoughts or thoughts about harming yourself you should talk to your doctor immediately.

It is rare for an allergic reaction to happen to this medication but if you do have any signs of anaphylaxis, you should get emergency medical assistance. In addition, there may be certain drug interactions, such as to medications that are used for the treatment of seizures that could cause additional problems. These and all other factors should be discussed prior to the time that you use the drug as well as your medical history, to let the doctor know if you've ever had problems taking similar medications in the past.