Diabetes drug safe in patients with psoriasis: study

No dose-response relationship was seen between metformin and psoriasis severity
Reuters Health
hand with psoriasis plaques

Metformin can be safely used to treat diabetes in patients with psoriasis without worsening their skin problems, researchers from Taiwan report.

Metformin reduces mortality and improves insulin sensitivity in patients with type 2 diabetes, but it has also been reported to worsen psoriasis.