drug-induced psoriasis

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Drugs that may exacerbate existing psoriasis include:

  • lithium
  • antimalarials
  • mepacrine
  • NSAIDs
  • beta-blockers
  • alcohol

Drugs that have been reported to precipitate psoriasis in patients with no previous history of the disease include (1):

  • lithium
  • beta-blockers


  • Thomas RM.Drug eruptions.Medicine International (1992); 102:4273-7.

Last reviewed 01/2018