PREVIOUS QUESTION:

 

NEXT QUESTION:

 

What is a clinical trial for arthritis?

ANSWER

When a new medical treatment is studied for the first time in people, it is not known exactly how it will work. With any new treatment, there are possible risks as well as benefits. Clinical trials help doctors determine:

  • If the treatment is safe and effective
  • If the treatment is potentially better than the treatments currently available
  • If the treatment causes side effects
  • If the treatment carries potential risks

SOURCE: Clinicaltrials.gov.

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on November 18, 2017

SOURCE: Clinicaltrials.gov.

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on November 18, 2017

NEXT QUESTION:

What is the phase I of clinical trial for arthritis?

WAS THIS ANSWER HELPFUL

THIS TOOL DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. It is intended for general informational purposes only and does not address individual circumstances. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and should not be relied on to make decisions about your health. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on the WebMD Site. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.

    This tool does not provide medical advice. See additional information.