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Do liver problems occur as a result of rheumatoid arthritis?

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If you take DMARDs (disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs), liver problems can be a side effect, but those are less common than an upset stomach as a DMARD side effect. You'll get blood tests on a regular basis to check that the DMARDs aren't harming your liver.

SOURCES:

American College of Rheumatology Ad Hoc Committee on Clinical Guidelines, Guidelines for the management of rheumatoid arthritis: 2002 update, , 2002. Arthritis and Rheumatism

Harris, E., , W.B. Saunders, 2005.  Kelley's Textbook of Rheumatology, 7th edition

Klippel, John H., , 12th edition, Arthritis Foundation, 2001.  Primer on the Rheumatic Diseases

Maetzel A., , December 1998.  Journal of Rheumatology

RxList.com: Patient Drug Information. 

Reviewed by David Zelman on October 13, 2019

SOURCES:

American College of Rheumatology Ad Hoc Committee on Clinical Guidelines, Guidelines for the management of rheumatoid arthritis: 2002 update, , 2002. Arthritis and Rheumatism

Harris, E., , W.B. Saunders, 2005.  Kelley's Textbook of Rheumatology, 7th edition

Klippel, John H., , 12th edition, Arthritis Foundation, 2001.  Primer on the Rheumatic Diseases

Maetzel A., , December 1998.  Journal of Rheumatology

RxList.com: Patient Drug Information. 

Reviewed by David Zelman on October 13, 2019

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