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How is rheumatoid arthritis treated?

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Dr. John Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Exercise, medication

The therapy included physical exercise and medications.
Once diagnosed we begin intensive therapy with medications such as Methotrexate alone or in combination with other dmards which are disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs or we add biological medications to the Methotrexate such as enbrel, humira, remicade, cimzia, simponi (golimumab) - anti-tnf or other biologics-rituxan, abetacept, actemra.

In brief: Exercise, medication

The therapy included physical exercise and medications.
Once diagnosed we begin intensive therapy with medications such as Methotrexate alone or in combination with other dmards which are disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs or we add biological medications to the Methotrexate such as enbrel, humira, remicade, cimzia, simponi (golimumab) - anti-tnf or other biologics-rituxan, abetacept, actemra.
Dr. John Goldman
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Dr. Zahid Nazir
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Immune system modifi

It is treated with immune system modification by agents called disease modifying agents.
There are many. Treatment usually requires supervision of a rheumatologist.

In brief: Immune system modifi

It is treated with immune system modification by agents called disease modifying agents.
There are many. Treatment usually requires supervision of a rheumatologist.
Dr. Zahid Nazir
Dr. Zahid Nazir
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Dr. Christopher Guzik
Family Medicine

In brief: Medication-lifestyle

Several promising new disease-modifying drugs recently have become available, including leflunomide, tumor necrosis factor inhibitors, and anakinra.
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, corticosteroids, and nonpharmacologic modalities also are useful.

In brief: Medication-lifestyle

Several promising new disease-modifying drugs recently have become available, including leflunomide, tumor necrosis factor inhibitors, and anakinra.
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, corticosteroids, and nonpharmacologic modalities also are useful.
Dr. Christopher Guzik
Dr. Christopher Guzik
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