Understanding Ankylosing Spondylitis Medications (cont.)
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Disease Modifying Antirheumatic Drugs (DMARDs) for Anklosing Spondylitis?
Drugs in this class that are most commonly prescribed for ankylosing spondylitis are methotrexate (Rheumatrex) and sulfasalazine (Azulfidine). These medications are generally used when NSAIDs are ineffective. Research has shown that these medications do not help significantly with spinal inflammation and work better on inflammation in the peripheral joints (such as the knees, hands and feet).
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/16/2016
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