A 40-year-old member asked:
How aggressive can initial therapy for rheumatoid arthritis be?
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Rheumatology 51 years experience
Multiple medications: It is documented that early, agrressive therapy is indicated in RA and results in much better outcome as opposed to delaying agrressive therapy(as was done in the past). Initial therapy would include plaquenil, (hydroxychloroquine) methotrexate, and biologic agents, i.e., enbrel, humira, etc. This approach is supported by long term clinical trials and radiographic evidence.
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Podiatry 29 years experience
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Last updated Sep 26, 2017
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