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What medicine is used to treat rheumatoid arthritis?

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There are several types of medicines used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, including nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, corticosteroids, and disease-modifying drugs.

SOURCES:

Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center: “Rheumatoid Arthritis,” “Rheumatoid Arthritis Signs and Symptoms,” “Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment.”

Arthritis Foundation: “Rheumatoid Arthritis Diagnosis,” “Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms.”

UpToDate: “Diagnosis and differential diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis.”

Mayo Clinic: "Rheumatoid Arthritis: Diagnosis,” “Rheumatoid Arthritis: Symptoms and causes.”

Reviewed by David Zelman on May 21, 2018

SOURCES:

Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center: “Rheumatoid Arthritis,” “Rheumatoid Arthritis Signs and Symptoms,” “Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment.”

Arthritis Foundation: “Rheumatoid Arthritis Diagnosis,” “Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms.”

UpToDate: “Diagnosis and differential diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis.”

Mayo Clinic: "Rheumatoid Arthritis: Diagnosis,” “Rheumatoid Arthritis: Symptoms and causes.”

Reviewed by David Zelman on May 21, 2018

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