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Medications for Ankylosing Spondylitis

What is Ankylosing Spondylitis:  Spondylitis involves inflammation of one or more vertebrae. Ankylosing spondylitis is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects the joints between the vertebrae of the spine, and the joints between the spine and the pelvis. It eventually causes the affected vertebrae to fuse or grow together.

Medications to treat Ankylosing Spondylitis

The following list of medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of this condition.

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
diclofenac Rx D N X 11 reviews
7.0

Generic name: diclofenac systemic

Brand names:  Voltaren, Cataflam, Voltaren-XR

Drug class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
naproxen Rx/OTC C N X 8 reviews
6.0

Generic name: naproxen systemic

Brand names:  Aleve, Naprosyn, Naprelan, Anaprox, Aflaxen, All Day Pain Relief, All Day Relief, Anaprox-DS, EC-Naprosyn, Flanax Pain Reliever, Midol Extended Relief

Drug class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
prednisone Rx C N 2 reviews
8.0

Generic name: prednisone systemic

Brand name:  Rayos

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
indomethacin Rx C N X 8 reviews
8.0

Generic name: indomethacin systemic

Brand names:  Indocin, Indocin SR, Indocin IV

Drug class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
aspirin Rx/OTC N N X Add review Add

Generic name: aspirin systemic

Brand names:  Ecotrin, Bayer Aspirin, Bufferin Low Dose, Easprin, Arthritis Pain, Aspergum, Aspiritab, Aspirtab, Buffasal, Ecpirin, Entercote, Fasprin, Genacote, Halfprin, Medi-Seltzer, Norwich Aspirin, ZORprin

Drug class: salicylates, platelet aggregation inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
celecoxib Rx C N 1 review
8.0

Generic name: celecoxib systemic

Brand name:  Celebrex

Drug class: cox-2 inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
sulindac Rx C N X 1 review
10

Generic name: sulindac systemic

Brand name:  Clinoril

Drug class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
etanercept Rx B N 42 reviews
8.0

Generic name: etanercept systemic

Brand names:  Enbrel, Erelzi

Drug class: antirheumatics, TNF alfa inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph

 
adalimumab Rx B N 40 reviews
8.0

Generic name: adalimumab systemic

Brand names:  Humira, Amjevita

Drug class: antirheumatics, TNF alfa inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph

 
infliximab Rx B N 7 reviews
8.0

Generic name: infliximab systemic

Brand names:  Remicade, Inflectra, Renflexis

Drug class: antirheumatics, TNF alfa inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph

 
dexamethasone Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: dexamethasone systemic

Brand names:  Decadron, Dexamethasone Intensol, Baycadron, De-Sone LA, Dexacen-4, Dexasone, Dexasone LA, Dexpak Taperpak, LoCort, Solurex, Solurex LA, Zema Pak, Zonacort

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
golimumab Rx B N 13 reviews
7.0

Generic name: golimumab systemic

Brand name:  Simponi

Drug class: TNF alfa inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph

 
certolizumab Rx B N 4 reviews
7.0

Generic name: certolizumab systemic

Brand name:  Cimzia

Drug class: TNF alfa inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph

 
esomeprazole / naproxen Rx C N X 4 reviews
7.0

Generic name: esomeprazole / naproxen systemic

Brand name:  Vimovo

Drug class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts

 
triamcinolone Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: triamcinolone systemic

Brand names:  Kenalog-40, Clinacort

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
corticotropin Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: corticotropin systemic

Brand names:  Acthar, H.P. Acthar Gel

Drug class: corticotropin

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph

 
cortisone Rx N N Add review Add

Generic name: cortisone systemic

Brand name:  Cortone Acetate

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
olsalazine Off Label Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: olsalazine systemic

Brand name:  Dipentum

Drug class: 5-aminosalicylates

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph

Off Label: Yes

 
secukinumab Rx B N 5 reviews
2.0

Generic name: secukinumab systemic

Brand name:  Cosentyx

Drug class: interleukin inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph

 

Learn more about Ankylosing Spondylitis

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Pregnancy
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act Schedule
N Is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 Has a high potential for abuse. Has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision.
2 Has a high potential for abuse. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 Has a potential for abuse less than those in schedules 1 and 2. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 3. It has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 3.
5 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 4. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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