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What medication is prescribed for inflammatory arthritis?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Many.

Steroids like prednisone, methotrexatedoxycycline, sulfasalazine, methotrexate, hydroxychloroquine, oral gold, leflunomide, azothioprine, cyclophosphamide, tnf-alpha inhibotrs, rituxan, orencia, (abatacept) and on and on.
Some are used alone. Many in comination, and a rheumatology (arthritis) specialist is in the best position to know which ones to use!

In brief: Many.

Steroids like prednisone, methotrexatedoxycycline, sulfasalazine, methotrexate, hydroxychloroquine, oral gold, leflunomide, azothioprine, cyclophosphamide, tnf-alpha inhibotrs, rituxan, orencia, (abatacept) and on and on.
Some are used alone. Many in comination, and a rheumatology (arthritis) specialist is in the best position to know which ones to use!
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