Treatments for Rheumatoid Arthritis

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

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Neoral (Cyclosporine)

Overview
Neoral is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in1983 to help prevent organ rejection in people who have received transplants. More recently, Neoral has been us... 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 deve... 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 wi... read more

Olumiant (Baricitinib)

Overview
Olumiant is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat moderate-to-severe rheumatoid arthritis in adults who have not responded adequately to one or more med... read more

Orencia (Abatacept)

Overview

Orencia, also known by its drug name, Abatacept, is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2005. Orencia is approved as second-line treatment in cases of mod... read more

Otrexup (Methotrexate)

Overview
Otrexup is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat certain adults with severe, active rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Otrexup may be prescribed in cases where non-st... 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... read more

Plaquenil (Hydroxychloroquine)

Overview

Plaquenil is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1955. Plaquenil is prescribed to treat inflammation in people with rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and other ... read more

Prednisone

Overview

Prednisone is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the 1950s. Prednisone is used to control pain, swelling, stiffness and disease progression in rheumatoid... read more

Rasuvo (Methotrexate)

Overview
Rasuvo is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat adults with severe, active rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Rasuvo may be prescribed in cases where first-line thera... read more

Remicade (Infliximab)

Overview
Remicade is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis. Remicade may be referred to by its dru... 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 combinat... read more

Renflexis (Infliximab-abda)

Overview
Renflexis is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis in adults. Remsima is indicated for use in combination with M... 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 rheu... read more

Rituxan (Rituximab)

Overview
Rituxan, also known by its drug name, Rituximab, is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2006. Rituxan is approved for treatment of moderate to severe rheuma... read more

Sandimmune (Cyclosporine)

Overview
Sandimmune is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1983 to help prevent organ rejection in people who have received transplants. More recently, Sandimmune ha... read more

Simponi (Golimumab)

Overview

Simponi, also known by its drug name, Golimumab, is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2009 for adults with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis. Simp... read more

Simponi Aria (Golimumab)

Overview
Simponi Aria is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat adults with moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis 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 effect... 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 synoviu... 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... 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 rheu... 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 (fe... read more

Voltaren (Diclofenac)

Overview
Voltaren is a prescription medication that was approved by the Food and Drug Administration
(FDA) to treat the symptoms of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis. Voltaren ... read more

Xeljanz (Tofacitinib)

Overview

Xeljanz is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat moderate-to-severe rheumatoid arthritis in adults who have not responded adequately to Methotrexate. ... read more

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