Understanding Rheumatoid Arthritis Medications (cont.)
IN THIS ARTICLE
- What Is Rheumatoid Arthritis?
- What Causes Rheumatoid Arthritis?
- What Are the Risks of Rheumatoid Arthritis?
- How Is Rheumatoid Arthritis Treated?
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), nonselective inhibitors of the cyclo-oxygenase (COX-1 and COX-2) enzymes
- NSAIDs, selective cyclo-oxygenase-2 (COX-2) inhibitors
- Disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs)
- Azathioprine (Imuran), Cyclosporine (Sandimmune, Neoral), Gold salts, and Hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil)
- Leflunomide (Arava), Methotrexate (Rheumatrex, Trexall), Penicillamine (Cuprimine), and Sulfasalazine (Azulfidine)
- Biologic drugs
- Investigational drugs
- Synonyms and Keywords
- Authors and Editors
- Understanding Rheumatoid Arthritis Medications Topic Guide
Many studies are evaluating drugs to improve symptoms and to halt or reverse joint destruction of rheumatoid arthritis. Contact a rheumatology specialist for information on new drugs that may be available soon.
Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD
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