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What are the side effects of Folvite and Sazo taken for rheaumtoid arthirtis?

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i,am5 7 yearsold suffering from rheaumtoid arthirtis since last 7 years takingme icens sazo1000 2times mmf500 2times folvite one daily ccm one dailyTill some days pain in joints What are side effects Is there any alternate/medicenes available for treatment of RA.
Posted Tue, 19 Aug 2014 in Lupus
 
 
Answered by Dr. Mukesh Chugh 34 minutes later
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Methtrexate may be added to present medicine

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for posting
I have gone through your query and understand your concern. In rheumatoid arthritis following drugs put together know as "Disease Modifying Anti Rheumatic Drugs (DMARDs)” are routinely prescribed. They will not only suppress the arthritis, but also helps in preventing further progression and relapses. These are Methotrexate, Hydroxychloroquine, Sulfasalazine and Leflunomide. These drugs are given either alone or preferably in combination under rheumatologist/ Orthopaedic surgeon guidance.
They have side effect mainly on Bone marrow; liver and kidney.Hence, these drugs are monitored by blood test every 3 months.

Two new inject able drugs are available in the market for treating Rheumatoid Arthritis. They belong to Anti-TNF (Tumour necrosis factor) drugs these are
Remicade (INFLIXIMAB), Enbrel (ETANERCEPT).These drugs are very effective in controlling Rheumatoid Arthritis, but are quite expensive and have side effect. Patient selection is must prior to starting them.

Hope this suffices and I shall be glad to answer any further query.
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