Helping you manage your psoriatic arthritis

Using Treatments
using treatments

Follow instructions from your healthcare professional about how to use your treatment and how often to use it. The dose has been chosen to be safe for you to use and to have the best chance of controlling your symptoms.


It is common to have concerns about taking a treatment. Some people have concerns about the side effects of a certain treatment or are worried about using treatments for a long time.


Your concerns might be stopping you from using your treatments. Some people have found sharing their concerns with their healthcare team allows the them to find out how the treatment works and get the support they need.


Sometimes people find they forget to take their treatments. Building your treatments into your normal routine (e.g., taking your tablet alongside your breakfast, putting it on your calendar or setting a reminder on your mobile phone) can help you remember to take it.

This Action Plan is designed to help you:

Using Treatments PDF

Just download it, Save it to your desktop and fill in your notes.

Or print it out and fill in your notes.

It’s a helpful reminder of all the small things you can do to make a difference.

When I first got diagnosed, I didn't question what medication the doctor told me I should take. I heard what they were suggesting. But I wasn't sure it was right for me, and I didn't tell them. Now I sit down and am confident enough to say to them if I am worried about taking it and we talk about what's best for me. This means I leave the appointment knowing I am happy to take my medication.
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Background Evidence

Background Evidence

View the evidence supporting our recommendations here
Using treatments The advice given has been taken from the following evidence, expert opinion of healthcare professionals who look after people with psoriatic arthritis and the views of people living with psoriatic arthritis.
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