Patient Survey
National Psoriasis Foundation
patient survey results

In 2018, Ortho Dermatologics partnered with the National Psoriasis Foundation to conduct an online survey with real patients to gain a better understanding of their experiences with psoriasis. Upon completion of the survey, a total of 314 patients shared their thoughts.

Human figure with moderate plaque psoriasis

68%

of patients were diagnosed with moderate-to-severe psoriasis (covering >3% to >10% of their body).

Icon showing cycle of psoriasis treatment failures

54%

of patients with psoriasis currently on a biologic said they would not have switched from their topical had it been more effective.

5+ treatments

62%

of patients had tried 5 or more treatments to control their psoriasis.

Skin thinning

63%

had experienced skin thinning with their previous topical treatments.

See the survey results

View the full survey results from real patients living with psoriasis

Tips

Tips for living with plaque psoriasis

In addition to treatment, there are some things you can do on a daily basis
that can help you stay healthy and manage your psoriasis.

Moisturize

Ask your dermatologist about the types of lotions and bath soaps that can soothe your skin.

Exercise and eat healthily

This is important since people with psoriasis are at higher risk for diabetes and other conditions. Ask your doctor what a healthy diet and exercise regimen means for you.

Drink less alcohol, smoke less, and watch your weight

Drinking, smoking, and gaining weight may worsen the symptoms of psoriasis.

Watch out for joint stiffness

Pay attention to whether your joints feel sore or stiff, especially in the morning. These can be signs of psoriatic arthritis.

Pay attention to your nails

Take a look at your nails often to see if the nail beds are yellowish-orange in color or have pits or ridges. These can also be signs of psoriasis.

Talk to someone

It is normal for people with psoriasis to experience feelings of sadness, lack of sleep, and trouble focusing on work or even basic tasks. You may also feel self-conscious about the scaly patches on your skin. If so, it is important to talk to someone and not suffer in silence. You should never feel afraid to ask for help or talk to someone.

Talk to your doctor about your treatment

If you have questions about your medicine including about side effects or the cost of treatment, talk to your doctor. Always talk to your doctor before changing or stopping your treatment.

Finding a doctor
near you

Use this tool to find a dermatologist in your area.

Discussing your psoriasis
with your doctor

Whether you have been prescribed DUOBRII Lotion or not, this Doctor Discussion Guide will help you have a productive conversation with your doctor.

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Learn more about plaque psoriasis.

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What is DUOBRII® Lotion?

Important Safety Information

DUOBRII (halobetasol propionate and tazarotene) Lotion, 0.01%/0.045%, is a prescription medicine used on the skin (topical) to treat adults with plaque psoriasis. It is not known if DUOBRII Lotion is safe and effective in children.

Important Safety Information

  • DUOBRII Lotion is for use on the skin only; do not use it in your mouth, eyes, or vagina.
  • DUOBRII Lotion is for use on the skin only; do not use it in your mouth, eyes, or vagina.

What is DUOBRII® Lotion?

DUOBRII (halobetasol propionate and tazarotene) Lotion, 0.01%/0.045%, is a prescription medicine used on the skin (topical) to treat adults with plaque psoriasis. It is not known if DUOBRII Lotion is safe and effective in children.

Important Safety Information

  • DUOBRII Lotion is for use on the skin only; do not use it in your mouth, eyes, or vagina.
What is the most important Information I should know about DUOBRII Lotion?

DUOBRII Lotion may cause birth defects if used during pregnancy.

A negative pregnancy test must be obtained before females of child-bearing age start using DUOBRII Lotion and they must use effective birth control during treatment. Begin treatment during a normal menstrual period.

Stop using DUOBRII Lotion and tell your healthcare provider right away if you become pregnant while using DUOBRII Lotion.

Before you use DUOBRII Lotion, tell your healthcare provider if you:

  • have eczema or any other skin problems, including skin infections, which may need to be treated before using DUOBRII.
  • have diabetes, adrenal gland problems or liver problems.
  • are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. If you use DUOBRII and breastfeed, do not apply DUOBRII to your nipple area.

Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

  • Especially tell your healthcare provider if you take corticosteroids by mouth or injection or use other skin products that contain corticosteroids.
  • Ask your healthcare provider for a list of medicines that may make your skin more sensitive to sunlight.
What should I avoid during treatment with DUOBRII?
  • To avoid a severe sunburn, avoid sunlight, including sunlamps and tanning beds, as much as possible, and use sunscreen, protective clothing and a hat while in sunlight. Talk to your healthcare provider if you get sunburn, and do not use DUOBRII Lotion until your sunburn is healed.
  • Avoid using DUOBRII on skin with eczema because it may cause severe irritation.
DUOBRII may cause side effects, including:
  • If too much DUOBRII passes through your skin it can cause adrenal glands to stop working
  • Cushing’s syndrome, a condition from too much exposure to the hormone cortisol
  • High blood sugar (hyperglycemia)
  • Effects of growth and weight in children
  • Skin irritation. If you get too much skin irritation at the site of application, your healthcare provider may tell you to interrupt or stop using DUOBRII or to use it less often.
  • Vision problems, including an increased chance of developing cataracts and glaucoma. Tell your healthcare provider about any vision problems during treatment.

The most common side effects of DUOBRII Lotion include: redness, itching, swelling, burning, stinging, application site pain, inflamed hair follicles (folliculitis), thinning of the skin (atrophy), peeling and rash.

To report SUSPECTED ADVERSE REACTIONS, contact Ortho Dermatologics at 1-800-321-4576 or FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or visit www.fda.gov/medwatch.

Please click here for full Prescribing Information, including Patient Information.

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