The safety profiles of these trials were comparable to rheumatoid arthritis (RA) safety trials. The most serious adverse events in adult RA studies were serious infections and malignancies. In the PsA-II trial, the most common adverse events were bronchitis, nasopharyngitis and upper respiratory tract infections.
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Michele B. Kaufman, PharmD, BCGP, is a freelance medical writer based in New York City and a pharmacist at New York Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital.
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