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What are the DMARDs used to treat ankylosing spondylitis?

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DMARDs used to treat AS include:

  • Methotrexate
  • Sulfasalazine (Azulfidine)

From: Medications for Ankylosing Spondylitis WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: “Questions and Answers About Ankylosing Spondylitis.”

Spondylitis Association of America: “Medications Used to Treat Ankylosing Spondylitis and Related Diseases.”

Sieper, J. , Published online 2009. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases

Spondylitis Association of America: “Alternative Treatments.”

Harvard Medical School Patient Education Center: “Ankylosing Spondylitis.”

Arthritis Society of Canada: “Ankylosing Spondylitis.”

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on December 14, 2018

SOURCES:

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: “Questions and Answers About Ankylosing Spondylitis.”

Spondylitis Association of America: “Medications Used to Treat Ankylosing Spondylitis and Related Diseases.”

Sieper, J. , Published online 2009. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases

Spondylitis Association of America: “Alternative Treatments.”

Harvard Medical School Patient Education Center: “Ankylosing Spondylitis.”

Arthritis Society of Canada: “Ankylosing Spondylitis.”

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on December 14, 2018

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