Rheumatoid Arthritis Medications

Popular Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs

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Corticosteroids 5
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PREDNISONE is a corticosteroid. It is commonly used to treat inflammation of the skin, joints, lungs, and other organs. Common conditions treated include asthma, allergies, and arthritis. It is also used for other conditions, such as blood disorders and diseases of the adrenal glands.
NSAIDs 12
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Ibuprofen is an NSAID used to treat fever and pain from arthritis, menstrual cramps, and muscular aches. It works by reducing inflammation. Ibuprofen is a generic medication, and is available both over-the-counter and by prescription depending on the strength. Prescription Motrin had the same active ingredient, but has been discontinued. Over-the-counter brands include Advil and Motrin IB. Ibuprofen should be used only when needed as it may increase risk of stroke or heart attack and long term use can cause stomach bleeding and ulcers.
NSAIDs 10
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NAPROXEN is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to reduce swelling and to treat pain. This medicine may be used for dental pain, headache, or painful monthly periods. It is also used for painful joint and muscular problems such as arthritis, tendinitis, bursitis, and gout.
NSAIDs 10
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NAPROXEN is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to reduce swelling and to treat pain. This medicine may be used for dental pain, headache, or painful monthly periods. It is also used for painful joint and muscular problems such as arthritis, tendinitis, bursitis, and gout.
NSAIDs 10
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NAPROXEN is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to reduce swelling and to treat pain. This medicine may be used for dental pain, headache, or painful monthly periods. It is also used for painful joint and muscular problems such as arthritis, tendinitis, bursitis, and gout.
NSAIDs 7
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MELOXICAM is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to reduce swelling and to treat pain. It may be used for osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.
NSAIDs 13
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DICLOFENAC is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). The eye drops are used in the eye to treat swelling after eye surgery. They also help treat pain and sensitivity to light after the surgery.
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ASPIRIN is a pain reliever. It is used to treat mild pain and fever. This medicine is also used as directed by a doctor to prevent and to treat heart attacks, to prevent strokes, and to treat arthritis or inflammation.
Antifolates 35
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METHOTREXATE is a chemotherapy drug used to treat cancer including breast cancer, leukemia, and lymphoma. This medicine can also be used to treat psoriasis and certain kinds of arthritis.
Corticosteroids 19
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METHYLPREDNISOLONE is a corticosteroid. It is commonly used to treat inflammation of the skin, joints, lungs, and other organs. Common conditions treated include asthma, allergies, and arthritis. It is also used for other conditions, such as blood disorders and diseases of the adrenal glands.
NSAIDs 26
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Celecoxib (Celebrex) is a moderately priced drug used to treat arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis. It may also be used for pain or painful monthly periods. This drug is slightly more popular than comparable drugs. It is available in brand and generic form. Generic celecoxib is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but some pharmacy coupons or cash prices may be lower.
Corticosteroids 13
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DEXAMETHASONE is a corticosteroid. It is commonly used to treat inflammation of the skin, joints, lungs, and other organs. Common conditions treated include asthma, allergies, and arthritis. It is also used for other conditions, such as blood disorders and diseases of the adrenal glands.
Corticosteroids 30
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HYDROCORTISONE is a corticosteroid. It is commonly used to treat inflammation of the skin, joints, lungs, and other organs. Common conditions treated include asthma, allergies, and arthritis. It is also used for other conditions, like blood disorders and diseases of the adrenal glands.
Corticosteroids 10
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PREDNISOLONE is a corticosteroid. It is used to treat inflammation of the skin, joints, lungs, and other organs. Common conditions treated include asthma, allergies, and arthritis. It is also used for other conditions, such as blood disorders and diseases of the adrenal glands.
Corticosteroids 10
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PREDNISOLONE is a corticosteroid. It is used to treat inflammation of the skin, joints, lungs, and other organs. Common conditions treated include asthma, allergies, and arthritis. It is also used for other conditions, such as blood disorders and diseases of the adrenal glands.
Corticosteroids 8
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PREDNISOLONE is a corticosteroid. It is used to treat inflammation of the skin, joints, lungs, and other organs. Common conditions treated include asthma, allergies, and arthritis. It is also used for other conditions, such as blood disorders and diseases of the adrenal glands.
NSAIDs 9
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INDOMETHACIN is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to reduce swelling and to treat pain. It may be used for painful joint and muscular problems such as arthritis, tendinitis, bursitis, and gout.
NSAIDs 16
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NABUMETONE is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to reduce swelling and to treat pain. It is used for osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis.
Antirheumatics 48
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HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE is used to treat rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus. It is also used to treat malaria.
Antimetabolites 26
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AZATHIOPRINE suppresses the immune system. It is used to prevent organ rejection after a transplant. It is also used to treat rheumatoid arthritis.
NSAIDs 46
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ETODOLAC is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to reduce swelling and to treat mild to moderate pain. This medicine may be used to treat osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis.
NSAIDs 34
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DICLOFENAC is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to reduce swelling and to treat pain. It may be used to treat osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, mild to moderate pain, and painful monthly periods.
Antirheumatics 113
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LEFLUNOMIDE is for rheumatoid arthritis.
NSAIDs 19
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NAPROXEN is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to reduce swelling and to treat pain. This medicine may be used for dental pain, headache, or painful monthly periods. It is also used for painful joint and muscular problems such as arthritis, tendinitis, bursitis, and gout.
TNF Blockers 4,537
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ADALIMUMAB is used to treat rheumatoid and psoriatic arthritis. It is also used to treat ankylosing spondylitis, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, plaque psoriasis, hidradenitis suppurativa, and uveitis.
NSAIDs 18
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SULINDAC is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to reduce swelling and to treat pain. It may be used for painful joint and muscular problems such as arthritis, tendinitis, bursitis, and gout.
CNI Immunosuppressants 40
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CYCLOSPORINE is used to decrease the immune system's response to a transplanted organ. The medicine is also used for rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis.
NSAIDs 40
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PIROXICAM is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to reduce swelling and to treat pain. It may be used to treat osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
TNF Blockers 4,537
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Etanercept (Enbrel) is an expensive drug used for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis is adults and children. This medicine is also used to treat psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and psoriasis. This drug is more popular than comparable drugs. There are currently no generic alternatives for Enbrel. It is not covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but some manufacturer and pharmacy coupons can help offset the cost.
NSAIDs 17
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DICLOFENAC is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to reduce swelling and to treat pain. It is used for osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
NSAIDs 62
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INDOMETHACIN is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to reduce swelling and to treat pain. It may be used for painful joint and muscular problems such as arthritis, tendinitis, bursitis, and gout.
Aminosalicylates 28
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SULFASALAZINE is for ulcerative colitis and certain types of rheumatoid arthritis.
NSAID / Prostaglandin Combinations 13
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DICLOFENAC; MISOPROSTOL is a combination of two different drugs. Diclofenac is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to reduce swelling and to treat pain. Misoprostol protects the stomach against ulcers. This medicine is used for arthritis in people who are at high risk for stomach ulcers from NSAID treatment.
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Ibuprofen is an NSAID used to treat fever and minor aches and pains. It works by reducing inflammation. Ibuprofen is a generic medication, and is available both over-the-counter and by prescription depending on the strength. Over-the-counter brands include Advil and Motrin IB. Prescription Motrin had the same active ingredient, but has been discontinued. Ibuprofen should be used only when needed as it may increase risk of stroke or heart attack and long term use can cause stomach bleeding and ulcers.
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Motrin IB is an NSAID that is used to treat fever and minor aches and pains. It works by reducing inflammation. Motrin IB is available over the counter, and as generic ibuprofen. Other brands include Advil.
Antifolates 488
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METHOTREXATE is a cytotoxic drug that also suppresses the immune system. It is used to treat psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis.
NSAIDs 54
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SALSALATE is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) related to aspirin. It is used to help treat the pain of osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis.
NSAIDs 91
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OXAPROZIN is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to reduce swelling and to treat pain. It may be used for for rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.
NSAIDs 39
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KETOPROFEN is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to reduce swelling and to treat mild to moderate pain. This medicine may be used to treat osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, or painful monthly periods.
NSAIDs 78
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ETODOLAC is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to reduce swelling and to treat pain. This medicine may be used to treat osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.
NSAIDs 54
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DIFLUNISAL is used to treat osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or mild to moderate pain.
NSAIDs 21
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FLURBIPROFEN is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to reduce swelling and to treat pain. This medicine may be used for osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis.
CTLA-4 Agonists 3,913
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ABATACEPT is used to treat moderate to severe active rheumatoid arthritis or psoriatic arthritis in adults. This medicine is also used to treat juvenile idiopathic arthritis.
Corticosteroids 7
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Solu-cortef (hydrocortisone sodium succinate) is a corticosteroid used to treat arthritis, endocrine disorders, lupus, allergies and asthma, and other conditions. It works by decreasing inflammation in different parts of the body such as around tumors or nerve endings to relieve pain. The injection is used when oral hydrocortisone can't be taken. Solu-Cortef has a generic alternative available, A-Hydrocort.
Kinase Inhibitors 3,552
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TOFACITINIB is a medicine that works on the immune system. This medicine is used to treat rheumatoid arthritis.
TNF Blockers 4,242
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GOLIMUMAB is used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ulcerative colitis, and ankylosing spondylitis.
Kinase Inhibitors 3,567
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TOFACITINIB is a medicine that works on the immune system. This medicine is used to treat rheumatoid arthritis.
Corticosteroids 436
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Triamcinolone (Nasacort AQ, Kenalog) is an inexpensive drug used to reduce swelling and ulcers in the mouth. It helps treat and relieve mouth sores that are not caused by herpes. this drug is slightly more popular than comparable drugs. It is available in multiple brand and generic forms. It is not covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but manufacturer and pharmacy coupons can help offset the cost.
TNF Blockers 3,943
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CERTOLIZUMAB is used to treat Crohn's disease, psoriatic arthritis, or rheumatoid arthritis.
Corticosteroids 29
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DEXAMETHASONE is a corticosteroid. It is commonly used to treat inflammation of the skin, joints, lungs, and other organs. Common conditions treated include asthma, allergies, and arthritis. It is also used for other conditions, like blood disorders and diseases of the adrenal glands.
NSAIDs 25
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FENOPROFEN is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to reduce swelling and to treat pain. This medicine may be used to treat osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis.
NSAID / Histamine-2 Antagonist Combinations 2,312
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FAMOTIDINE; IBUPROFEN is two medicines together. Ibuprofen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used for arthritis pain. Famotidine is a type of antihistamine that blocks the release of stomach acid. It is used to prevent stomach problems from the ibuprofen.
NSAID / Proton Pump Inhibitor Combinations 2,115
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ESOMEPRAZOLE; NAPROXEN is two medicines together. Naproxen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to treat the pain of arthritis. Esomeprazole is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI). It is used to prevent stomach problems from the naproxen.
Corticosteroids 10
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METHYLPREDNISOLONE is a corticosteroid. It is commonly used to treat inflammation of the skin, joints, lungs, and other organs. Common conditions treated include asthma, allergies, and arthritis. It is also used for other conditions, such as blood disorders and diseases of the adrenal glands.
NSAIDs 523
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Antifolates 636
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METHOTREXATE is a cytotoxic drug that also suppresses the immune system. It is used to treat psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis.
NSAIDs 190
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KETOPROFEN is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to reduce swelling and to treat mild to moderate pain. This medicine may be used to treat osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Antifolates 156
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METHOTREXATE is a chemotherapy drug used to treat cancer including breast cancer, leukemia, and lymphoma. This medicine can also be used to treat psoriasis and certain kinds of arthritis.
NSAIDs 42
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MECLOFENAMATE is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to reduce swelling and to treat pain. This medicine may be used to treat osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. It is also used to treat painful menstrual periods.
Corticosteroids 89
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METHYLPREDNISOLONE is a corticosteroid. It is commonly used to treat inflammation of the skin, joints, lungs, and other organs. Common conditions treated include asthma, allergies, and arthritis. It is also used for other conditions, such as blood disorders and diseases of the adrenal glands.
Antimetabolites 462
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AZATHIOPRINE suppresses the immune system. It is used to prevent organ rejection after a transplant. It is also used to treat rheumatoid arthritis.
Corticosteroids 69
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PREDNISONE is a corticosteroid. It is commonly used to treat inflammation of the skin, joints, lungs, and other organs. Common conditions treated include asthma, allergies, and arthritis. It is also used for other conditions, such as blood disorders and diseases of the adrenal glands.
TNF Blockers 21,448
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INFLIXIMAB is used to treat Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. It is also used to treat ankylosing spondylitis, psoriasis, and some forms of arthritis.
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ACETAMINOPHEN; ASPIRIN; CAFFEINE is a pain reliever. It is used to treat mild aches and pains. This medicine may help with arthritis, colds, headache (including migraine), muscle aches, menstrual cramps, sinusitis, and toothache.
Corticosteroids 2,338
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PREDNISONE is a corticosteroid. It is commonly used to treat inflammation of the skin, joints, lungs, and other organs. Common conditions treated include asthma, allergies, and arthritis. It is also used for other conditions, such as blood disorders and diseases of the adrenal glands.
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NAPROXEN is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to reduce swelling and to treat pain. This medicine may be used for dental pain, headache, or painful monthly periods. It is also used for painful joint and muscular problems such as arthritis, tendinitis, bursitis, and gout.
Corticosteroids 182
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DEXAMETHASONE is a corticosteroid. It is commonly used to treat inflammation of the skin, joints, lungs, and other organs. Common conditions treated include asthma, allergies, and arthritis. It is also used for other conditions, such as blood disorders and diseases of the adrenal glands.
Adrenocorticotropic Hormones 37,118
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CORTICOTROPIN is a hormone that occurs naturally in the body. It is used as a diagnostic aid to test the adrenal glands. It is used in children less than 2 years old to treat infantile spasms. It is also used to treat problems of the eyes, joints, lungs, nervous system, skin, thyroid, and others.
Corticosteroids 107
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CORTISONE is a corticosteroid. It is commonly used to treat inflammation of the skin, joints, lungs, and other organs. Common conditions treated include asthma, allergies, and arthritis. It is also used for other conditions, such as blood disorders and diseases of the adrenal glands.
NSAIDs 150
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TOLMETIN is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to reduce swelling and to treat pain. This medicine may be used for osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.
Monoclonal Antibodies 16,771
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CANAKINUMAB is used to treat certain types of arthritis in children. It is also used to treat rare periodic fever syndromes including cryopyrin-associated periodic syndromes (CAPS), tumor necrosis factor receptor associated periodic syndrome (TRAPS), hyperimmunoglobulin D syndrome (HIDS)/mevalonate kinase deficiency (MKD), and familial Mediterranean fever (FMF). This medicine is not a cure.
Antirheumatics 1,241
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PENICILLAMINE binds with heavy metals and cystine in the body. It is used to treat Wilson's disease and cystinuria. It is also used to treat rheumatoid arthritis.
Interleukin Antagonists 951
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ANAKINRA is used to treat rheumatoid arthritis and Neonatal-Onset Multisystem Inflammatory Disease (NOMID).
TNF Blockers 9,752
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GOLIMUMAB is used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ulcerative colitis, and ankylosing spondylitis.
TNF Blockers 2,961
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INFLIXIMAB is used to treat Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. It is also used to treat ankylosing spondylitis, psoriasis, and some forms of arthritis.
Interleukin Antagonists 818
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TOCILIZUMAB is used to treat adults with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) or giant cell arteritis (GCA). It also treats certain types of arthritis in children. This medicine helps reduce joint pain and swelling. This medicine is often used with other medicines.
Corticosteroids 192
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PREDNISOLONE is a corticosteroid. It is commonly used to treat inflammation of the skin, joints, lungs, and other organs. Common conditions treated include asthma, allergies, and arthritis. It is also used for other conditions, such as blood disorders and diseases of the adrenal glands.
Antirheumatics 1,611
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PENICILLAMINE binds with heavy metals and cystine in the body. It is used to treat Wilson's disease and cystinuria. It is also used to treat rheumatoid arthritis.
Antirheumatics 1,378
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CD20 Antibodies 917
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RITUXIMAB is a monoclonal antibody. It is used to treat non-Hodgkin lymphoma and chronic lymphocytic leukemia. It is also used to treat rheumatoid arthritis (RA). In RA, this medicine slows the inflammatory process and help reduce joint pain and swelling. This medicine is often used with other cancer or arthritis medications.
Corticosteroids 23
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Corticosteroids 133
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PREDNISOLONE is a corticosteroid. It is used to treat inflammation of the skin, joints, lungs, and other organs. Common conditions treated include asthma, allergies, and arthritis. It is also used for other conditions, such as blood disorders and diseases of the adrenal glands.
NSAIDs 25
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CHOLINE SALICYLATE; MAGNESIUM SALICYLATE is an anti-inflammatory pain reliever related to aspirin. It is used to treat arthritis in children and adults. It is also used to treat mild to moderate pain and fever.
TNF Blockers 787 N/A See Prices
INFLIXIMAB is used to treat Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. It is also used to treat ankylosing spondylitis, psoriasis, and some forms of arthritis.
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Monoclonal Antibodies 2,692
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SARILUMAB is used to treat adults with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). This medicine helps reduce joint pain and swelling. This medicine is often used with other medicines.
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TRPV1 Agonists 2,049
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Note: Popularity is based on total prescriptions for the brand and generic versions of each drug, regardless of the condition being treated. Some drugs are prescribed for multiple conditions.

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