Do interleukin inhibitors affect body weight?
The Dermatologist. 2018.
While the concept of biologic drugs is revolutionary and inventive, there are many adverse reactions that are unavoidable when using these medications. This article, published in July of 2018, addresses the weight gain associated with psoriasis treatment via tumor necrosis factor alpha inhibitors. Researchers determined through retrospective investigation that “infliximab (Remicade) increases bodyweight in patients with psoriasis.” Additional articles discuss the increased risk of serious infections, as well as other major side effects of infliximab.