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Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Medications (cont.)

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What are the side effects of rheumatoid arthritis medications?

RA Drugs That Can Cause Weight Gain

  • Corticosteroids

RA Drugs That Are Preferred during Pregnancy

  • Sulfasalazine (Azulfidine)
  • Chloroquin (Aralen)
  • Hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil)
  • Corticosteroids
  • Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatories (Until 32 weeks)
  • Cyclosporin
  • Azathioprine
  • 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.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/27/2016


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