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List of Treatments for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Below is a listing of treatments and therapies for RA. Click on one to read more information or connect with others currently using it.

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Abrilada (Adalimumab-afzb)

Overview
Abrilada is a prescription drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat adults with moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis. Abrilada is also referred to by its drug name,… read more

Actemra (Tocilizumab)

Overview
Actemra is a prescription drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat adults with moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis who have had an inadequate response to one or more… read more

Acthar Gel (Repository corticotropin hormone)

Overview
Acthar Gel is a prescription drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat rheumatoid arthritis. Acthar Gel is also referred to by its drug name, repository corticotropin hormone… read more

Advil (Ibuprofen)

Overview

Advil is an over-the-counter medication used to treat pain, fever, and inflammation. It is also known as Ibuprofen (the name of the drug) and Motrin (an additional brand name). Stronger doses of Advil are… read more

Aleve (Naproxen)

Overview

Aleve is an over-the-counter medication used to treat pain, fever, and inflammation. It is also known by its drug name, Naproxen. Stronger doses of Naproxen are available by prescription. Aleve is used to… read more

Amjevita (Adalimumab-atto)

Overview
Amjevita is a prescription drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to reduce signs and symptoms, induce major clinical response, reduce joint damage, and improve physical functioning in… read more

Ansaid (Flurbiprofen)

Overview
Ansaid is a prescription drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to relieve the signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. Ansaid may be also referred to by its drug name, flurbiprofen.… read more

Aralen (Chloroquine Phosphate)

Overview
Aralen is a prescription drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat acute attacks of malaria. Aralen is sometimes prescribed off-label to treat rheumatoid arthritis. Aralen is also… read more

Arava (Leflunomide)

Overview
Arava is a prescription drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat the joint pain, swelling, and stiffness associated with active rheumatoid arthritis. Arava can also improve function… read more

Aristospan (Triamcinolone hexacetonide)

Overview
Aristospan is a prescription drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat rheumatoid arthritis. Aristospan is also indicated to treat acute gouty arthritis, acute and subacute bursitis,… read more

Arthrodesis

Overview

In cases of advanced rheumatoid arthritis (RA), joints may be destroyed or badly eroded. Medication or corrective surgery may no longer help. In these cases, arthrodesis, or joint fusion surgery, can relieve… read more

Arthroplasty

Overview

Surgery can significantly improve function and relieve pain in cases when rheumatoid arthritis (RA) becomes very severe. Arthroplasty, or joint replacement, involves replacing some or all of the bones in a… read more

Arthrotec (Diclofenac sodium and misoprostol)

Overview
Arthrotec is a prescription drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis in people who are at risk of developing ulcers from NSAIDs.… read more

Aspirin

Overview
Aspirin is an over-the-counter medication used to treat pain, fever, and inflammation. Aspirin is sold under the brand name Bayer.

Aspirin is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is believed… read more

Avsola (Infliximab-axxq)

Overview
Avsola is a prescription drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat adults and children with rheumatoid arthritis in combination with methotrexate. Avsola is also indicated to treat… read more

Azasan (Azathioprine)

Overview
Azasan is a prescription drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to help reduce the signs and symptoms of active rheumatoid arthritis. Azasan can reduce joint damage and disability. Azasan… read more

Azulfidine (Sulfasalazine)

Overview
Azulfidine is a prescription drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat ulcerative colitis. Azulfidine is sometimes prescribed off-label to treat rheumatoid arthritis. Azulfidine can… read more

Cataflam (Diclofenac potassium immediate-release tablets)

Overview
Cataflam is a prescription drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to relieve the signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. Cataflam is also referred to by its drug name, diclofenac… read more

Celebrex (Celecoxib)

Overview
Celebrex is a prescription drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)to treat pain, fever, and inflammation associated with rheumatoid arthritis. Celebrex does not prevent joint damage or slow… read more

Cimzia (Certolizumab pegol)

Overview
Cimzia is a prescription drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat adults with moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis. Cimzia is also referred to by its drug name,… read more

Complementary therapies

Overview

Many people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) choose to incorporate non-traditional therapies into their treatment plan. These treatments may be in addition to (complementary) or instead of (alternative)… read more

Cuprimine (Penicillamine)

Overview
Cuprimine is a prescription drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat people with severe, active rheumatoid arthritis who have failed to respond to conventional therapy. Cuprimine is… read more

Cytoxan (Cyclophosphamide)

Overview
Cytoxan is a prescription drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat cancer. Cytoxan is sometimes prescribed off-label to treat rheumatoid arthritis. Cytoxan is also referred to by… read more

Daypro (Oxaprozin)

Overview
Daypro is a prescription drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis in adults and children over 6 years old. Daypro may be also referred to… read more

Depen (Penicillamine)

Overview
Depen is a prescription drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat people with severe, active rheumatoid arthritis who have failed to respond to conventional therapy. Depen is also… read more

Duexis (Ibuprofen and Famotidine)

Overview
Duexis is a prescription drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to relieve the signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and reduce the risk of developing upper gastrointestinal ulcers.… read more

Dynacin (Minocycline)

Overview
Dynacin is a prescription drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat infections. Dynacin is sometimes prescribed off-label to treat rheumatoid arthritis. Dynacin is also referred to… read more

Enbrel (Etanercept)

Overview
Enbrel is a prescription drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis. Enbrel is also referred to by its drug name, etanercept.

Enbrel is… read more

Erelzi (Etanercept-szzs)

Overview
Erelzi is a prescription drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat rheumatoid arthritis. Erelzi is also referred to by its drug name, etanercept-szzs.

Erelzi is a biosimilar of… read more

Eticovo (Etanercept-ykro)

Overview
Eticovo is a prescription drug approved by the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat rheumatoid arthritis. It is also indicated to treat polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis, psoriatic… read more

Exercise

Overview

In recent years, many studies have proven that various types of physical activity not only promote general health in people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), but can actually help manage a variety of RA… read more

Feldene (Piroxicam)

Overview
Feldene is a prescription drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to relieve the signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. Feldene may be also referred to by its drug name, piroxicam.… read more

Hulio (Adalimumab-fkjp)

Overview
Hulio is a prescription drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat adults with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis. Hulio is also indicated to treat juvenile idiopathic arthritis,… read more

Humira (Adalimumab)

Overview
Humira is a prescription drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat signs and symptoms, induce major clinical response, inhibit the progression of structural damage, and improve… read more

Hyrimoz (Adalimumab-adaz)

Overview
Hyrimoz is a prescription drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat adults with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis. It is also indicated to treat juvenile idiopathic arthritis,… read more

Ibuprofen

Overview

Ibuprofen is an over-the-counter medication used to treat pain, fever, and inflammation. It is sold under the brand names Motrin and Advil. Stronger doses of Ibuprofen are available by prescription. Ibuprofen… read more

Imuran (Azathioprine)

Overview
Imuran is a prescription drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to help reduce the signs and symptoms of active rheumatoid arthritis. Imuran can reduce joint damage and disability. Imuran… read more

Inflectra (Infliximab-dyyb)

Overview
Inflectra is a prescription medication approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat people with moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis. Inflectra is indicated for use in… read more

Ixifi (Infliximab-qbtx)

Overview
Ixifi is a prescription drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat people with rheumatoid arthritis in combination with methotrexate. Ixifi is also indicated to treat Crohn’s disease,… read more

Kevzara (Sarilumab)

Overview
Kevzara is a prescription drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat adults with moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis who have had an inadequate response or intolerance… read more

Kineret (Anakinra)

Overview
Kineret is a prescription drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to reduce the signs and symptoms and slow the progression of structural damage in adults with moderately to severely active… read more

Lodine (Etodolac)

Overview
Lodine is a prescription drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to manage the signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. Lodine may also be referred to by its drug name, etodolac.… read more

Medrol (Methylprednisolone)

Overview

Medrol is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat inflammation. It is also known by its drug name, Methylprednisolone. Medrol is used to control pain, swelling,… read more

Methotrexate

Overview
Methotrexate is a prescription drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat people with severe, active rheumatoid arthritis and polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis who are… read more

Minocin (Minocycline)

Overview
Minocin is a prescription drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat infections. Minocin is sometimes prescribed off-label to treat rheumatoid arthritis. Minocin is also referred to… read more

Mobic (Meloxicam)

Overview
Mobic is a prescription drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat rheumatoid arthritis in adults and children over age 2. Mobic is also referred to by its drug name, meloxicam.… read more

Nalfon (Fenoprofen calcium)

Overview
Nalfon is a prescription drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to relieve the signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. Nalfon may also be referred to by its drug name, fenoprofen… read more

Neoral (Cyclosporine)

Overview
Neoral is a prescription drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat severe, active rheumatoid arthritis when the disease has not adequately responded to methotrexate. Neoral is also… read more

Nutrition

Overview
Everyone feels their best when they consistently eat a healthy, balanced diet. For people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), nutrition can help you combat inflammation, manage your weight, and avoid developing… read more

Occupational therapy

Overview

Occupational therapy is focused on maintaining and improving the ability to engage in daily activities, whether self-care, paid work or leisure pursuits. An occupational therapist can help people with… read more

Olumiant (Baricitinib)

Overview
Olumiant is a prescription drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat adults with moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis who have had an inadequate response to one or more… read more

Orencia (Abatacept)

Overview
Orencia is a prescription drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat moderate to severely active rheumatoid arthritis. Orencia is also referred to by its drug name, abatacept.… read more

Otrexup (Methotrexate)

Overview
Otrexup is a prescription drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat people with severe, active rheumatoid arthritis and polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis who are intolerant… read more

Physical therapy

Overview

From the early stages of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) to advanced stages of the disease, physical therapy can help delay disability and preserve your quality of life. A physical therapist will focus on your… read more

Plaquenil (Hydroxychloroquine)

Overview
Plaquenil is a prescription drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat acute and chronic rheumatoid arthritis in adults. Plaquenil can help reduce joint pain and swelling, protect… read more

Prednisone

Overview
Prednisone is a prescription drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat several conditions including rheumatoid arthritis. Prednisone is used to control pain, swelling, and stiffness… read more

Rasuvo (Methotrexate)

Overview
Rasuvo is a prescription drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat people with severe, active rheumatoid arthritis and polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis who are intolerant… read more

Relafen DS (Nabumetone)

Overview
Relafen is a prescription drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat the signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. Relafen may also be referred to by its drug name, nabumetone.… read more

Remicade (Infliximab)

Overview
Remicade is a prescription drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis in combination with methotrexate. Remicade is also referred to by its… read more

Remsima (Infliximab)

Overview
Remsima is a prescription medication approved by the European Medicines Agency for the treatment of severe, active, progressive rheumatoid arthritis in adults. Remsima is indicated for use in combination with… read more

Renflexis (Infliximab-abda)

Overview
Renflexis is a prescription drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat adults with moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis. Renflexis is indicated for use in combination… read more

Rheumatrex (Methotrexate)

Overview

Rheumatrex, also known as Methotrexate (drug name) and Trexall (alternative brand name), is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1988 for treatment of rheumatoid… read more

Rinvoq (Upadacitinib)

Overview

Rinvoq is a prescription medication approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treating moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis in adults 18 years and older who have not responded to… read more

Rituxan (Rituximab)

Overview
Rituxan is a prescription drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat adults with moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis who have had an inadequate response to TNF… read more

Sandimmune (Cyclosporine)

Overview
Sandimmune is a prescription drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to help prevent organ rejection in people who have received kidney, liver, and heart transplants. Sandimmune is… read more

Simponi (Golimumab)

Overview
Simponi is a prescription drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat adults with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis. Simponi is approved to be used in combination with methotrexa read more

Simponi Aria (Golimumab)

Overview
Simponi Aria is a prescription drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA ) to treat adults with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis. Simponi Aria is approved to be used in combination with… read more

Supplements

Overview

Like everyone else, people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) feel their best when they receive nutrients such as vitamins and minerals in proper proportions. Due to disease activity and the side effects of… read more

Synovectomy

Overview

The synovium is a very thin layer of cells that lines each joint. In rheumatoid arthritis (RA), the synovium can become inflamed, causing overgrowth, pain and swelling. In turn, the inflamed synovium can… read more

Tendon repair

Overview

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can weaken tendons, causing tearing. You may not notice the damage at first, but it can cause pain, numbness, weakness, and joint dysfunction as it worsens. In severe cases, tendons… read more

Tolectin (Tolmetin sodium)

Overview
Tolectin is a prescription drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to relieve signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis in adults and juvenile rheumatoid arthritis in children over 2 years… read more

Trexall (Methotrexate)

Overview

Trexall, also known as Methotrexate (drug name) and Rheumatrex (alternative brand name), is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1988 for treatment of rheumatoid… read more

Tylenol (Acetaminophen)

Overview
Tylenol is available over the counter as treatment for minor aches and pains. Tylenol may be referred to by the drug name Acetaminophen.

Tylenol is an analgesic (pain reliever) and antipyretic (fever… read more

Vimovo (Naproxen and Esomeprazole magnesium)

Overview
Vimovo is a prescription drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to relieve the signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and decrease the risk of developing gastric ulcers. Vimovo may be… read more

Voltaren (Diclofenac)

Overview
Voltaren is a prescription drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat the pain of osteoarthritis in joints amenable to topical treatment (through the skin), such as the knees and… read more

Xeljanz (Tofacitinib)

Overview
Xeljanz is a prescription drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat adults with moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis who have had an inadequate response or intolerance… read more

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