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Treating Rheumatoid Arthritis With Disease-Modifying Drugs (DMARDs)

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Are DMARDs Safe? continued...

How do you know you're on the "right" regimen? There's no easy way. Rheumatologists use all their training and experience to determine what's right for you.

Though DMARDs can have side effects, there is a good reason to take them -- they're proven to work against rheumatoid arthritis. Even if you are in a remission, many rheumatologists believe you should keep taking a DMARD, just to keep your RA at bay.

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Reviewed by David Zelman, MD on June 10, 2013
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