How Rheumatoid Arthritis is Treated ?

Q&ACategory: QuestionsHow Rheumatoid Arthritis is Treated ?
Dev asked 1 year ago
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OARC Staff answered 1 year ago
You may be prescribed with pain killers (NSAIDs) and low dose steroid medications for short period at disease onset for pain relief. But usually they are given for short periods.The drugs that are useful in treating RA are known as DMARDs(Disease modifying antirheumatic drugs). They Include Methotraxate, sulfasalazine, Hydroxychloroquine, leflunamide etc. These drugs should be prescribed and taken under supervision of a rheumatologist as they are trained to periodically monitor your blood test to look for any side effects of these drugs. The drugs that are useful in treating AS are known as DMARDs(Disease modifying antirheumatic drugs). They Include Methotrexate, sulfasalazine, Hydroxycholoroquine, leflunamide etc. They are particularly useful for knee or ankle joint swelling but not for upper or lower back problems.If taken properly under supervision, these drugs helps to control joint inflammation and give patient a normal life