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Is There A Medication That Causes Your Psoriasis Flares?

I remember years ago taking a high blood pressure medication that would cause me to flare. It took a while for the doctor to figure it out. They kept changing the medication for my psoriasis.

Has anyone had to stop taking a medication because it was causing you to flare? Diane (Team Member)

  1. , this is a great topic! I'm sorry you had to go through that with the blood pressure medication. Unfortunately, some blood pressure medications are known to trigger/aggravate psoriasis. There's quite a few medications which can do this. For anyone who's curious, there's a section on medications which can trigger psoriasis in the following article: Were you able to find a different blood pressure medication that didn't aggravate your psoriasis, Diane?

    I think the only medication I've found to irritate my psoriasis was Roaccutane/Accutane. My psoriasis ended up more red and flaky, which makes sense as I believe that medication works by encouraging the skin cells to turnover quicker than usual. My joints were also more achy whilst on this medication.

    Very curious to hear others' experiences with this! -Catherine, Community Moderator

    1. Here's a great article on psoriasis flares.

      Are you able to keep yours under control? Diane (Team Member)

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