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What over-the-counter medications help treat rheumatoid arthritis?

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Over-the-counter medications for rheumatoid arthritis include:

Prescription medications for rheumatoid arthritis include:

  • Ibuprofen (Motrin)
  • Naproxen (Anaprox, Naprosyn)
  • Celecoxib (Celebrex)
  • Diclofenac (Cataflam, Voltaren-XR, Zorvolex)
  • Indomethacin (Indocin)
  • Meloxicam (Mobic)

From: Medicines for RA Pain and Inflammation WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American College of Rheumatology: "NSAIDs: Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs."

Argoff, C.  , February 2013. Mayo Clinic Proceedings

Harvard Medical School: "Patient Education Center: Rheumatoid Arthritis."

Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center: "Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment."

The Merck Manual: "Celecoxib," "Diclofenac," "Indomethacin," "Ketoprofen," "Meloxicam."

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: "Handout on Health: Rheumatoid Arthritis."

Reviewed by David Zelman on October 04, 2018

SOURCES:

American College of Rheumatology: "NSAIDs: Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs."

Argoff, C.  , February 2013. Mayo Clinic Proceedings

Harvard Medical School: "Patient Education Center: Rheumatoid Arthritis."

Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center: "Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment."

The Merck Manual: "Celecoxib," "Diclofenac," "Indomethacin," "Ketoprofen," "Meloxicam."

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: "Handout on Health: Rheumatoid Arthritis."

Reviewed by David Zelman on October 04, 2018

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