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Severe pain due to rheumatoid arthritis. Taking folitrax, folvite and medrol. Right medication?

my name is suman saha. my mother is suffering from rheumatoid arthritis & is having a severe pain. we have done some test, RA factor came 640 & ESR 68 & many other test. presently my mother is taking folitrax 7.5mg, folvite, osteoset ,medrol & sorbiline prescribed by one local doctor. i want to know whether this medicine is proper or not.
Asked On : Fri, 30 Nov 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Thanks for posting your query.

Drugs , your mother are taking for rheumatoid arthritis are disease modifying antirheumatoid drugs (DMARDs) and steroids.

Folitrax is Folic acid antagonist and a good disease modifing drug and folvite is folic acid which is given to counteract the deficiency.

These drugs are proper and you must take drugs regularly under guidence of your doctor and get periodic check up and blood test.

Wishing you good health
Dr Saurabh Gupta
Orthopaedic surgeon
Answered: Wed, 5 Dec 2012
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Rheumatologist Dr. Divya Agarwal's  Response
from your reports it seems like the disease is out of control.
she is on the right medicines however the dose of folitrax is very low.
i suggest you see a rheumatologist urgently and get her reviewed.
Answered: Fri, 7 Dec 2012
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