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Real-World Experiences of Apremilast in Patients With Psoriasis

Apremilast is suitable as a long-lasting basic treatment for psoriasis that is easy to prescribe in found small clinics and to use in everyday life, a new study found. Researchers reported on the clinical outcomes of administering apremilast for 2 years as observed in 46 Japanese patients with psoriasis. Among the details:

  • Drug survival analysis revealed a 1-year continuation rate of 46.8% and a 2-year continuation rate of 37.4%.
  • Dermatology Life Quality Index (DLQI) scores during the observation period declined from 9.3 to 2.8 on average.
  • Major adverse events with apremilast treatment were diarrhea and nausea, with most cases of diarrhea being mild.


Sarhwatari H. Real-world experiences of apremilast in clinics for Japanese patients with psoriasis. [Published online ahead of print October 6, 2019]. J Dermatol. doi: 10.1111/1346-8138.15104.