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What is a good drug for ankylosing spondylitis ?
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Aaron Stupple
General Practice
4 doctors agree
In brief: Several
Non-steroidal antiinflammatories like Motrin are effective and the best to start with.
Prolonged use may cause gastric pain and ulcers. The most effective drugs are tnf inhibitors like infliximab, but they are extremely expensive and pose more severe side effects. Other options exist, like sulfasalazine, and your doctor can optimize treatment as severity and one's response change over time.

In brief: Several
Non-steroidal antiinflammatories like Motrin are effective and the best to start with.
Prolonged use may cause gastric pain and ulcers. The most effective drugs are tnf inhibitors like infliximab, but they are extremely expensive and pose more severe side effects. Other options exist, like sulfasalazine, and your doctor can optimize treatment as severity and one's response change over time.
Aaron Stupple
Aaron Stupple
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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
In brief: Embrel
Had a as indication fda approved for this disorder check side effects though.

In brief: Embrel
Had a as indication fda approved for this disorder check side effects though.
Dr. Mark Weston
Dr. Mark Weston
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Dr. Michael Laccheo
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
In brief: NSAIDs
The first line treatment for ankylosing spondylitis are non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (nsaids) and a large percentage of patients have significant or complete response with this class of medications, which include naproxen, ibuprofen, diclofenac, Piroxicam and meloxicam.
Additional therapies might include oral dmards like sulfasalazine or or biologicals like Adalimumab (humira).

In brief: NSAIDs
The first line treatment for ankylosing spondylitis are non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (nsaids) and a large percentage of patients have significant or complete response with this class of medications, which include naproxen, ibuprofen, diclofenac, Piroxicam and meloxicam.
Additional therapies might include oral dmards like sulfasalazine or or biologicals like Adalimumab (humira).
Dr. Michael Laccheo
Dr. Michael Laccheo
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