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How important is scheduling when to take your meds when you have RA?

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The most important thing you can do to avoid a flare-up is to take your medicine on time. A regular schedule helps you keep a constant level of medication in your body. Don't skip doses. Use a pill box, calendar, or alarm to help stay on track.

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Arthritis Foundation, Arthritis Today: "51 Ways to Be Good to Your Joints" and "Why Skipping Medications is a Bad Idea." Hospital for Special Surgery: "How to Protect Your Joints."   National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine: "Rheumatoid Arthritis and CAM."

Reviewed by David Zelman on February 07, 2017

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Arthritis Foundation, Arthritis Today: "51 Ways to Be Good to Your Joints" and "Why Skipping Medications is a Bad Idea." Hospital for Special Surgery: "How to Protect Your Joints."   National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine: "Rheumatoid Arthritis and CAM."

Reviewed by David Zelman on February 07, 2017

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