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    How to Prevent Rheumatoid Arthritis Flares

    5. Take your medications on schedule.

    The most important thing you can do to avoid a flare is to take your medicine on time. A regular schedule helps you keep a constant level of medication in your body. Don't skip doses. Use a pill box, calendar, or alarm to help stay on track.

    Call your doctor right away if you feel a flare coming on. He may be able to tweak your meds to get your symptoms under control.

    WebMD Medical Reference

    Reviewed by David Zelman, MD on May 20, 2016
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