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RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS

Rheumatoid arthritis is a systemic autoimmune rheumatic disorder of unknown etiology.
It is the most common form of inflammatory arthritis.
Patient usually complains of joint pain and/or swelling with morning stiffness that lasts for more than an hour.

Goals of treatment are clinical & radiological remission of disease and to reduce functional limitations & permanent joint damage.

Drug Information

Indication: Relief of mild to moderate pain & fever.

Indication: Acute & chronic treatment of signs & symptoms of OA & RA; ankylosing spondylitis (AS); acute gouty...

Indication: Management of acute pain in adults & treatment of primary dysmenorrhea. Relief of acute & chronic pain...

Indication: Signs & symptoms & inhibiting the progression of structural damage in moderately to severely active rh...

Indication: Adult patients w/ moderately to severely active RA who had an inadequate response or intolerance to methotrexa...

Indication: Signs & symptoms of arthritis deformans, periarthritis humero-scapularis, tendinitis, peritendinitis, hume...

Indication: OA, RA, ankylosing spondylitis.

Dosage: Adult RA Initially 3 mg/kg IV infusion over 2-hr, followed by additional 3 mg/kg doses at 2 & 6 wk after t

Indication: In combination w/ methotrexate (MTX) for treatment of moderate to severe active rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in a...

Indication: Moderate to severe pain.

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