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What are DMARDs?

DMARDs are disease-modifying anti rheumatic drugs. In layman language - drugs that help with rheumatic diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis (RA), ankylosing spondylitis, and psoriatic arthritis and Sjogren's Syndrome.
These drugs not only treat arthritis symptoms of inflammation, but they also can slow down progressive joint destruction.

DMARDs
Azathioprine tablets, taken by  Samir

DMARDs include:
  • Azathioprine (Imuran)
  • Biologics (Actemra, Cimzia, Enbrel, Humira, Kineret, Orencia, Remicade, Rituxan, Simponi)
  • Cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan)
  • Cyclosporine (Neoral)
  • Hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil)
  • Leflunomide (Arava)
  • Methotrexate (Rheumatrex, Trexall)
  • Sulfasalazine (Azulfidine)
  • Tofacitinib (Xeljanz)
 RESOURCES:

http://www.webmd.com/rheumatoid-arthritis/modifying-medications

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