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Dmards sound dangerous.  what can happen if I don't want to use them?

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Dr. Michael Ekizian
Internal Medicine
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In brief: DMARDs

If you have rheumatoid arthritis, dmards are often used in combination with pain relievers, nsaids, or Prednisone to reduce the total amount of medication needed and to prevent damage to joints.
Your doctor should discuss the benefits and risks of each type of therapy, side effects and potential toxicities, dosing schedule, monitoring frequency, and expected results.

In brief: DMARDs

If you have rheumatoid arthritis, dmards are often used in combination with pain relievers, nsaids, or Prednisone to reduce the total amount of medication needed and to prevent damage to joints.
Your doctor should discuss the benefits and risks of each type of therapy, side effects and potential toxicities, dosing schedule, monitoring frequency, and expected results.
Dr. Michael Ekizian
Dr. Michael Ekizian
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Dr. Uzma Chaudhry
Internal Medicine

In brief: RA will progress

If you dont use them and you have rheumatoid arthritis, your arthritis will progress to the point that you get bone deformities in your hands, or other areas.

In brief: RA will progress

If you dont use them and you have rheumatoid arthritis, your arthritis will progress to the point that you get bone deformities in your hands, or other areas.
Dr. Uzma Chaudhry
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