Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Medications (cont.)
Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD
Dr. Ogbru received his Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy in 1995. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Arizona/University Medical Center in 1996. He was a Professor of Pharmacy Practice and a Regional Clerkship Coordinator for the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy from 1996-99.
In this Article
- Rheumatoid arthritis overview
- Rheumatoid arthritis medications list
- What are the new classes of rheumatoid arthritis medications?
- What are effective over-the-counter medications for rheumatoid arthritis?
- What are effective natural medications for rheumatoid arthritis?
- What are the potential risks and benefits of injectable medications for rheumatoid arthritis?
- What are the best rheumatoid arthritis medications for pain?
- What are the side effects of rheumatoid arthritis medications?
- Rheumatoid arthritis medications special considerations: weight gain and pregnancy
- What are rheumatoid arthritis medications in development?
- What are the treatment options if rheumatoid arthritis medications are not working?
What are the side effects of rheumatoid arthritis medications?
RA Drugs That Can Cause Weight Gain
RA Drugs That Are Preferred during Pregnancy
- Sulfasalazine (Azulfidine)
- Chloroquin (Aralen)
- Hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil)
- Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatories (Until 32 weeks)
- Anti-TNF Biologic Agents
RA Drugs That Are Not Recommended during Pregnancy
- Methotrexate (Rheumatrex)
- Mycophenolate (CellCept)
- Cyclophosphamde (Cytoxan)
- Rituximab (Rituxan)
What rheumatoid arthritis medications are in development?
Rheumatoid arthritis treatment is an active area of research. In fact, according to the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, more than 50 drugs for rheumatoid arthritis are in various stages of clinical testing. Many of these are new biologics. Others target histamine receptors and glucocorticoid receptors.
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