The safety and efficacy of biologics in psoriasis

Taylor A, West C, Feldman S

Skin and Aging. 2011.

There is much skepticism regarding the safety and efficacy of biologic therapies. Of course, avoiding adverse effects is a major goal when treating psoriasis, so when considering which treatment modality to utilize, weighing risk versus benefits is necessary. Side effects typically associated with the use of biologics include weight gain, headache, infection, increased risk of malignancy, and cardiovascular events, to name a few.