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What is combination therapy for rheumatoid arthritis?

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It means that you take more than one medicine for rheumatoid arthritis. When you first find out you have the condition, you will probably start taking one drug, usually methotrexate. If that doesn’t give you enough relief, your doctor will add another drug. If your rheumatoid arthritis is more severe, your doctor may prescribe more than one medication right away.

From: What Is Combination Therapy for RA? WebMD Medical Reference

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Mark C. Genovese, MD, professor of medicine, Stanford University; co-chief, immunology and rheumatology, Stanford University Medical Center, Palo Alto, CA.

James R. O'Dell, MD, Larson professor of internal medicine, University of Nebraska; chief of rheumatology and immunology, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha; secretary, American College of Rheumatology.

Reviewed by David Zelman on June 21, 2019

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Mark C. Genovese, MD, professor of medicine, Stanford University; co-chief, immunology and rheumatology, Stanford University Medical Center, Palo Alto, CA.

James R. O'Dell, MD, Larson professor of internal medicine, University of Nebraska; chief of rheumatology and immunology, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha; secretary, American College of Rheumatology.

Reviewed by David Zelman on June 21, 2019

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