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Rheumatoid Arthritis Medications: Common Mistakes

How to avoid medication mistakes.

A joint decision between patient and doctor about how to manage a chronic disease is essential. Often, prescription medications are the core of traditional treatment for most, if not all, chronic diseases. Many diseases are managed with medication from more than one drug class, meaning, patients take more than one drug.

Common Rheumatoid Arthritis Medications

People with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are prescribed medications from five main drug classes, which include NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), analgesics (pain medications), DMARDs (disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs), biologics, and corticosteroids. Based on their preferences and recommendations from their doctors, RA patients typically go through periods of trial and error to find the most effective combination of drugs. Once that is determined, adherence with the treatment plan is important, as is an awareness of potential side effects and adverse events.

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