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5 Most Effective Drugs And Medications To Treat Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Rheumatoid arthritis is a condition accompanied by too much pain and inflammation in the joints. It is very common in people above 40 years of age. Pain and swelling of the affected parts are the most common symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis.

Rheumatoid Arthritis

You can get rid of rheumatoid arthritis by following some drugs and medications. 5 most effective drugs and medications to treat rheumatoid arthritis are as follows:

Drugs And Medications To Treat Rheumatoid Arthritis

Aspirin

Aspirin will help you to get rid of the pain and swelling caused due to rheumatoid arthritis. People who have diabetes, high blood pressure, cholesterol and children less than 12 years should consult a doctor before taking aspirin to treat rheumatoid arthritis. Always take a low dose of aspirin as it will reduce the chances of heart attack and stroke.

Take aspirin orally along with a glass of water or milk or with some food. When you take this drug never chew it, just swallow it and you should never crush it and have it. If even after taking aspirin, the pain lasts for more than 10 days, you should first consult your doctor before taking it any more.

Aspirin

Leflunomide

It helps to treat rheumatoid arthritis by reducing the pain and inflammation. Take it as a tablet or capsule along with a glass of water or with some food. You should take it once every day.

At first when you will start to take this drug, your doctor may ask you to increase the dose for the first 3 days depending on your medications. Taking leflunomide and methotrexate together (one tablet each) is very effective in treating rheumatoid arthritis.

Leflunomide

Methotrexate

You should use this drug on the onset of rheumatoid arthritis as it will not only decrease the damage caused to the joint but will also help the joints to function properly. Take it once in a week for some months until you get rid of rheumatoid arthritis. While taking this drug as a tablet, drink a lot of water or other fluids. It is taken for only 1 day in a week.

You should always consult your doctor about the doses. Injecting this drug into the muscle through an injection is also very effective in treating rheumatoid arthritis. Pregnant women and people who consume a lot of alcohol should avoid this drug.

Methotrexate

Tolmetin

Tolmetin is used to reduce the pain and swelling caused due rheumatoid arthritis. It also reduces the stiffness of the joints. Take it orally in the form of a capsule or tablet and have a glass of water with it. You should always take an antacid with it, if you are having stomach upset.

Adults should take it 3 times every day and children of 2 years and above should take it 3-4 times every day. Tolmetin is very effective in treating rheumatoid arthritis if you take it regularly for at least 2 weeks.

Tolmetin

Enbrel

This drug is used to decrease the damage and inflammation associated with rheumatoid arthritis. The best way to use enbrel is to inject it under your skin or directly into the vein or muscle through an injection. Give this injection 1-2 times in a week to get better results within a short time.

You should be aware of the side effects of this drug, such as rash, itching effect of the skin, diarrhea etc. Using enbrel along with methotrexate is very effective in treating rheumatoid arthritis. Thus by using the above mentioned drugs and medications you can get rid of rheumatoid arthritis.

Enbrel

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