Medication For Rheumatism Sufferers.?
, do RA sufferers have to take MTX besides Methyl?
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Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease in which the body's immune system attacks the joints, causing chronic inflammation. Corticosteroud and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are used to control RA symptoms. However, to control the progression of the disease, it is necessary to administer disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs
(DMARDs) like methotrexate. Both are the main drugs in this RA therapy.
DMARDs can affect the progress of the disease, but it takes 4-6 months to get a full therapy response.
However, the use of methotrexate must be under monitoring by a doctor because in the long term it can cause disorders of various organs such as decreased liver and kidney function. So that administration of DMARDs should be done after the diagnosis, the development and severity of the disease has been confirmed and not all patients can be given. Generally, at the initial stage only non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are then evaluated for treatment response. Consult with your doctor to get the right therapy according to your medical condition.
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