Journal of Arthritis

ISSN - 2167-7921

Hiroshi Kawaguchi

Head, Spine Center JCHO Tokyo Shinjuku Medical Center, Japan


  • Editorial Note   
    Medication in Rheumatoid Arthritis
    Author(s): Hiroshi Kawaguchi*

    Drugs type the mainstay of medical aid in rheumatism (RA). 5 main categories of medicine are presently used: analgesics, non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs), glucocorticoids, nonbiologic and biological disease-modifying antirheumatic medication. Current clinical observe tips advocate that clinicians begin biological agents if patients have suboptimal response or intolerant to at least one or 2 ancient sickness modifying agents (DMARDs). Immunosuppressant, sulfasalazine, anti-TNF compound and anti-inflammatory are the usually used DMARDs. Currently, anti-TNF is that the usually used initial line biological worldwide followed by abatacept and it’s typically combined with MTX. There’s some proof that tocilizumab is that the only biological as a monotherapy agent. Rituximab is usually not used as a primary line biological medical aid thanks to issues of safety however s.. View More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2167-7921.21.10.e011

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