Methotrexate Therapeutic Cheat Sheet
Methotrexate injection for psoriasis
by Jessica Kalen, MD on
In this month’s installment of Therapeutic Cheat Sheet, we will review methotrexate and its use in dermatology. Methotrexate has been utilized as therapy for psoriasis and many other dermatologic conditions since its approval by the FDA in 1972.1 While an effective systemic agent for a multitude of dermatologic and non-dermatologic diseases, prescribers should be aware of the side effect profile …
Trifarotene for Acne Vulgaris Therapeutic Cheat Sheet
Trifarotene for acne vulgaris
by Blair Allais, MD on
Acne vulgaris is one of the most common reasons for visiting the dermatologist. Topical retinoids are a mainstay of and considered first-line treatment, but patients often face issues with tolerability, which can impact adherence to therapy. We continue our series, Therapeutic Cheat Sheet, with a closer look at the recently FDA approved trifarotene. [caption id="attachment_10430" align="alignle …
Finasteride for Male Pattern Hair Loss Therapeutic Cheat Sheet
Finasteride for male pattern hair loss
by Blair Allais, MD on
Male pattern hair loss is a commonly encountered complaint in dermatology offices that causes patients significant distress and anxiety. Patients are looking for answers and have often heard of finasteride, but are concerned about potential side effects such as sexual dysfunction. We continue our series, Therapeutic Cheat Sheet, with a closer look at finasteride. [caption id="attachment_10231" …
IL-23 Inhibitors for Psoriasis Therapeutic Cheat Sheet
IL-23 Inhibitors
by Blair Allais, MD on
Psoriasis involves a complex inflammatory cascade mediated by various cytokine effectors. Over the past fifteen years, treatment options have evolved to include biologic medications that provide targeted inhibition of various pathways. IL-23 has emerged as an important inflammatory cytokine in the pathogenesis of psoriasis. We continue our series, Therapeutic Cheat Sheet, with a closer look at IL- …
Spironolactone Therapeutic Cheat Sheet
Spironolactone Therapeutic Cheat Sheet
by Jessica Kalen, MD on
Hormonal acne is a prevalent and frustrating condition among many women. For those who are unable to control the disease with topical medications alone, spironolactone is often a useful systemic agent. However, its off-label use and potential risk of hyperkalemia have raised the question about serum potassium monitoring. We continue our Therapeutic Cheat Sheet series, with a closer look at spirono …