What do I need to know about apremilast/Otezla?

Why is apremilast prescribed?

Apremilast is used to treat psoriatic arthritis (a condition that causes joint pain and swelling and scales on the skin). Apremilast is in a class of medications called phosphodiesterase inhibitors. It works by blocking the action of certain natural substances in the body that cause inflammation. Brand name: Otezla®

Click HERE to learn more about apremilast at MedlinePlus (U.S. Library of Medicine).