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Suffering from rheumatoid arthritis. Has folitrax and folvite. Can I be suggested something else?

Hi sir, My mom is suffering from rheumatoid arthritis for 4 years, now a days she is having folitrax 15 mg once week, folvite 5 mg daily,Sazo 1000, oxcq 400 mg,magpan 40 ,Defza on a daily basis and Idrofos 150 once in a month...all this medicine was sugested by doctors of Vellore (CMC) i just want to tell you initially it was working as the RA was in a bit control but now it seems no medicine working on my mom problem and she just cant walk and even move her hand and joints due to pain and swelling .She is 48 years.So please suggest and guide for what medicine to use to prevent her form the pain and swelling.
Asked On : Sat, 8 Sep 2012
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Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disease characterized by uncontrolled proliferation of synovial tissue and a wide array of multisystem comorbidities. Prevalence is estimated to be 0.8 percent worldwide, with women twice as likely to develop the disease as men.
Remissions and relapses are the hallmark of this disease.
Your mother seems to be in relapse mode where steroids may have to used in larger doses for some short period of time.
Regular exercises and physiotherapy should be encouraged.
Surgery is sometimes considered in long term to relieve pain,improve functions and recent complications.
I advise you not to get disheartened and consult a rheumatologist for proper guidance and management.
The medicines being taken are all right and may require some revision.
Answered: Sun, 9 Sep 2012
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