Suggest best medications for rheumatoid arthritis
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dr which are some of the best medications for rheumatoid arthritis
Posted Mon, 27 Jan 2014 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Manjeth Kumar G 1 hour later
Brief Answer: NSAIDS, DMARDS and Steroids are Best & Affordable. Detailed Answer: Hello, Welcome to XXXXXXX I have gone through your query and understand your concern. In Rheumatoid arthritis, both treating of pain and Controlling the disease process are essential. Thus combination of drugs are more effective in treating rheumatoid arthritis. To control the pain and inflammation, Rheumatologist may prescribe Non Steroidal Anti inflammatory Drugs like Ibuprofen and Steroids like Glucocorticoids. They are effective in managing pain, swelling, and stiffness. To control the Disease process, Disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs) like hydroxychloroquine, methotrexate etc. DMARDs can often slow or stop the progression of RA by interrupting the immune process that promotes inflammation. These are best medications available for treatment and is not expensive. Recently Biologic modifiers like infliximab are available. But they are expensive and to be given by injection and/or by Intravenous. Rheumatoid Arthritis medications can not cure rheumatoid arthritis. If the drugs are stopped, symptoms may return. Hope this helps. Please write back for further queries. Wishing you good health.