DMARDs for Arthritis Directory
DMARDs stands for disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs and are used often to treat different forms of arthritis. DMARDs slow progression of arthritis by treating the immune system. They decrease joint damage as well. DMARDs do have side effects that may include upset stomach, liver problems, and blood problems such as anemia. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how DMARDs work, what the different types are, what to expect during treatment, side effects, and more.
Can Drugs Halt Disease Progression of Rheumatoid Arthritis?
WebMD explains disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs commonly used to slow the progression of joint damage from rheumatoid arthritis.
Track DMARD Effects
DMARDs are a standard treatment for RA, but their effectiveness needs to be regularly evaluated and side effects monitored. Learn what you need to do to stay well on DMARDs.
Give DMARDs Time
DMARDs are drugs that suppress the immune system in order to slow or even stop joint damage if you have rheumatoid arthritis. Here's information to help you understand how they work and help you talk with your doctor about your treatment for RA.
Is Your Psoriatic Arthritis Treatment Working?
You can reduce the pain and inflammation of psoriatic arthritis with medication and lifestyle changes. This article helps you understand what to expect from treatment and when to ask your doctor about trying a new drug.
Treating Your RA: Is It Time for a Biologic?
Learn about your options for rheumatoid arthritis treatment, including what your doctor looks for, and the benefits and alternatives to a biologic.
Understanding Arthritis Painkillers
Many medications that ease arthritis pain have the potential for health risks, but it’s important to know that the risks are quite low.