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Medications for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Drugs associated with Rheumatoid Arthritis

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

What is Rheumatoid Arthritis: Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic (long-term) inflammatory disease that primarily affects the joints and surrounding tissues, but can also affect other organ systems.

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
Zydone Off Label Rx C 2 X Add review Add

Generic name: acetaminophen / hydrocodone systemic

Drug class: narcotic analgesic combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Off Label: Yes

 
ZORprin Rx N N X Add review Add

Generic name: aspirin systemic

Drug class: salicylates, platelet aggregation inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Zolvit Off Label Rx C 2 X Add review Add

Generic name: acetaminophen / hydrocodone systemic

Drug class: narcotic analgesic combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Off Label: Yes

 
Zema Pak Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: dexamethasone systemic

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Zamicet Off Label Rx C 2 X Add review Add

Generic name: acetaminophen / hydrocodone systemic

Drug class: narcotic analgesic combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Off Label: Yes

 
Xodol Off Label Rx C 2 X Add review Add

Generic name: acetaminophen / hydrocodone systemic

Drug class: narcotic analgesic combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Off Label: Yes

 
Ximino Off Label Rx D N Add review Add

Generic name: minocycline systemic

Drug class: tetracyclines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Off Label: Yes

 
Xeljanz XR Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: tofacitinib systemic

Drug class: antirheumatics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Xeljanz Rx C N 14 reviews
6.0

Generic name: tofacitinib systemic

Drug class: antirheumatics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Voltaren-XR Rx D N X Add review Add

Generic name: diclofenac systemic

Drug class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Voltaren Rx D N X 9 reviews
7.0

Generic name: diclofenac systemic

Drug class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Vimovo Rx C N X 2 reviews
9.0

Generic name: esomeprazole / naproxen systemic

Drug class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Vicodin HP Off Label Rx C 2 X Add review Add

Generic name: acetaminophen / hydrocodone systemic

Drug class: narcotic analgesic combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Off Label: Yes

 
Vicodin ES Off Label Rx C 2 X Add review Add

Generic name: acetaminophen / hydrocodone systemic

Drug class: narcotic analgesic combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Off Label: Yes

 
Vicodin Off Label Rx C 2 X 6 reviews
9.0

Generic name: acetaminophen / hydrocodone systemic

Drug class: narcotic analgesic combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Off Label: Yes

 
trolamine salicylate OTC N N 1 review
1.0

Generic name: trolamine salicylate topical

Brand names:  Aspercreme, Myoflex Cream

Drug class: topical rubefacient

For consumers: side effects

 
triamcinolone Rx C N 4 reviews
10

Generic name: triamcinolone systemic

Brand names:  Kenalog-40, Aristospan, Clinacort, Kenalog-10

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
Trexall Rx X N X Add review Add

Generic name: methotrexate systemic

Drug class: antimetabolites, antirheumatics, antipsoriatics, other immunosuppressants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
tolmetin Rx C N X 1 review
9.0

Generic name: tolmetin systemic

Brand names:  Tolectin, Tolectin 600, Tolectin DS

Drug class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
Tolectin DS Rx C N X 1 review
9.0

Generic name: tolmetin systemic

Drug class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Tolectin 600 Rx C N X Add review Add

Generic name: tolmetin systemic

Drug class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Tolectin Rx C N X Add review Add

Generic name: tolmetin systemic

Drug class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph

 
tofacitinib Rx C N 14 reviews
6.0

Generic name: tofacitinib systemic

Brand names:  Xeljanz, Xeljanz XR

Drug class: antirheumatics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph

 
tocilizumab Rx C N 8 reviews
8.0

Generic name: tocilizumab systemic

Brand name:  Actemra

Drug class: interleukin inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
Theracodophen Low 90 Off Label Rx C 2 X Add review Add

Generic name: acetaminophen / hydrocodone systemic

Drug class: narcotic analgesic combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Off Label: Yes

 
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Topics under Rheumatoid Arthritis

Alternative treatments for Rheumatoid Arthritis

The following products are considered to be alternative treatments or natural remedies for Rheumatoid Arthritis. Their efficacy may not have been scientifically tested to the same degree as the drugs listed in the table above. However there may be historical, cultural or anecdotal evidence linking their use to the treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis.

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Off Label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
Prescription Only / Over the Counter
Rx Prescription Only
OTC Over the Counter
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter
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 of the drug 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 of the drug 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 of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act Schedule
N The drug is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 The drug has a high potential for abuse. The drug has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use of the drug under medical supervision.
2 The drug has a high potential for abuse. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse of the drug may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 The drug has a potential for abuse less than the drugs in schedules 1 and 2. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 The drug has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs in schedule 3. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs in schedule 3.
5 The drug has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs in schedule 4. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

Synonym(s): Arthritis; Arthritis, Rheumatoid; RA

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