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The Effects of Rheumatoid Arthritis Medications

Aug 8, 2008
The world around us has changed so much the last decade, we have made great scientific steps and also in the medical world there have been major improvements brought into reality. So, we still cant stop death but we have reached so much things we taught where impossible. The modern advanced technology has brought a whole new era in medicine. There has been an enormous rise in medicine expansion, drugs have been improved and new drugs have been developed. It looks like the growth of new technologies also have given leeway to new inventions and new drugs.

With this exponential growth of new cures and new medicine you would think that the diseases that are most common and most debilitating are the first to be invented, but this is not the case at all. A disease like rheumatoid arthritis has urged experts to find new medicine and if possible a cure. The cure still has not been found but some new rheumatoid arthritis medications have been developed that we would like to bring to your attention.

New rheumatoid arthritis medications tries to eliminate the symptoms.

There are so many people who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis who are waiting for that final cure but they probably have to wait for that for quit a while. Modern medicine is still very focused on curing symptoms instead of the actual disease, and there is not much development in this area. In the area of rheumatoid arthritis medications however there have been some changes the last few years. They do not cure the disease but give a higher chance of eliminating the symptoms. And when some of the most debilitating symptoms are gone it paves the way for going back to a reasonably normal life. And lets be honest when you have this disease for a couple of years and still be able to make good use of all your body parts it is a great improvement. The latest developed rheumatoid arthritis medications are called Disease Modifying Anti Rheumatic Drugs (DMARDs) These contain hydroxychloroquine, leflunomide, methotrexate and sulfasalazine. There are also other bio engineered rheumatoid arthritis medications like infliximab, etanercept, anakinra and adaliumab.

When we look at the symptoms the inflammatory process can be decreased by the most recent rheumatoid arthritis medications, also the joint annihilation can be slowed down by these new drugs. In the beginning these drugs will be given to all of those patients that do not respond (anymore) to regular drugs, and eventually when the new drugs gets cheaper more and more arthritis patients will be given these new medicine.

The new pain relievers for rheumatoid arthritis

Most people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) will not get around the fact that they will at any point start using pain killers. it is one of the most prescribed drugs for people who suffer from this disease. To decrease or remove the pain from day to day functions there is often no other option than taking pain killers. The early and more aggressive pain relievers where given to improve the life of these people and the often ended up with severe side effects. NSAIDS in different formulas are used depending on the need of the patient. To reduce inflammation and swelling steroids are given to reduce these symptoms with all side effects that come from taking these drugs. Try to educate yourself about your own medication and lets keep the hope up for better rheumatoid arthritis medications and better yet a proper cure.
About the Author
Jonathan Mitchell knows from personal experience what it means to wake up with pain. On his blog he tells you about subjects ranging from amazing arthritis medicine to rheumatoid arthritis diet and everything in between.
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