Certain medications can provoke flares. These include lithium (prescribed for bipolar disorder), interferons (used to treat hepatitis C), anti-malarial medication and beta-blockers (medications for high blood pressure). Since abruptly discontinuing a treatment may also worsen psoriasis symptoms, consult with your doctor about how to reduce a medication, as well as how to treat any other medical conditions is key in preventing outbreaks.
- Irish Skin Foundation. [Internet]. Psoriasis. Available at: https://irishskin.ie/psoriasis/. Accessed: 27/06/2018.