off-label dermatology drugs

Apremilast Therapeutic Cheat Sheet
apremilast
by Alexis Carrington, MD on
Apremilast (OTEZLA®) is a twice daily oral medication that is FDA approved for adults with plaque psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis and oral ulcers associated with Behçet’s Disease.1 This drug is being extended as an off-label treatment to target inflammation in a number of different conditions. This Therapeutic Cheat Sheet will focus on apremilast and its applications for different dermatologica …
Lesson From Residency Translated
residency
by Next Steps In Derm Team on
Next Steps in Derm and the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, in partnership with the Dermatology Education Foundation (DEF) and Physicians Resources, interviewed Dr. Adam Friedman, professor and chair of dermatology at GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences, on life lessons from his residency and career. Dr. Friedman provides his tips for remaining calm during the craziest of office visits. …
Refractory Alopecia Areata and Vitiligo Responding to Tofacitinib Monotherapy
Tofacitinib
by NEXT STEPS IN DERM TEAM on
INTRODUCTION Tofacitinib is a Janus kinase (JAK) 1-3 inhibitor first U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved in 2012 for rheumatoid arthritis, with subsequent approval for psoriatic arthritis, ulcerative colitis, polyarticular course juvenile idiopathic arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis in 2017, 2018, 2020, and 2021, respectively.1,2 In the last several years, oral tofacitinib …
Omalizumab Therapeutic Cheat Sheet
Omalizumab
by Alexis Carrington, MD on
Chronic idiopathic urticaria is urticaria for greater than 6 weeks without an identifiable trigger. Cases relapse in 20% of patients for more than 5 years and be difficult to manage; however, omalizumab is a recently approved option for treatment of chronic idiopathic urticaria showing beneficial outcomes.1 Omalizumab is an injectable monoclonal antibody that has been FDA approved not just for chr …
Off-Label Treatment Pearls with Dr. Ted Rosen
off-label treatment pearls
by NEXT STEPS IN DERM TEAM on
Next Steps in Derm and the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, in partnership with the Dermatology Education Foundation (DEF) and Physicians Resources,  interviewed Dr. Ted Rosen (Professor, Vice-Chair of Dermatology, and Chief of Dermatology at the Houston Veterans Affairs Medical Center) on his favorite off-label treatment pearls. Watch as he shares how to use indomethacin for the angry red scrot …