David Wilker knows all too well the discomfort of living with psoriasis.
"It was about 14 years ago I just noticed that I was getting really itchy and I started to see some scales appearing on my skin and over time it just got worse and worse," he says.
Serious infections have happened in patients taking ENBREL.
More than 125 million people around the world suffer from psoriasis, now a new drug has been approved in Canada that could help many of those affected by the often painful skin condition.
The main goal of treatment is to stop the skin cells from growing so quickly.
ENBREL helps adults with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis get clearer skin.
Here you can learn about the symptoms and an overview of different treatment types for moderate to severe plaque psoriasis.
You can also find out more about a biologic medicine called Enbrel® (etanercept), and learn how Enbrel® (etanercept) works to treat chronic moderate to severe plaque psoriasis in children 4 years and older and adults who may benefit from taking injections or pills (systemic therapy) or phototherapy (ultraviolet light).
Request a starter kit, injection and medication refill reminders, free containers to help you discard your needles and injection materials, a travel pack, and more information about your moderate to severe plaque psoriasis.
Psoriasis is an incurable skin condition that can vary in severity with various factors playing a role in its development. Dermatology clinical nurse Selene Daly rounds up 15 need-to-know facts Currently there is no cure for psoriasis.
Once the disease is triggered the condition is lifelong. The good news is that with the right medical care psoriasis can be managed.
Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune disease characterized by painful and itchy skin lesions. Lyn Geunther says it's part of a new way of treating psoriasis.
But there's new hope for people with moderate to severe psoriasis. "The drug works amazingly well, so that we are able to, within 12 weeks, have two-thirds of our patients clear or almost clear, which is dramatic.