Rheumatoid Arthritis - Medications
What to think about
- Some DMARDs can take up to 6
months to work.
- In some people, a certain DMARD may not work at all. So a
different DMARD will be used.
- If you're taking DMARDs, it's a good idea to have a rheumatologist manage your care.
- Many DMARDs have serious side effects. You will need regular blood and urine tests to check the drug's effects on
blood-producing cells (bone marrow), the kidneys, and the liver.
- If you have other conditions such as high blood pressure or high cholesterol, your doctor may recommend that you take medicine to control them.
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
February 08, 2013
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