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Medications for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Other names: Arthritis; Arthritis, Rheumatoid; RA

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.

Medications to treat Rheumatoid Arthritis

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
Zydone Off Label C 2 X Add review Rate

Generic name: acetaminophen / hydrocodone systemic

Drug class: narcotic analgesic combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Off Label: Yes

 
Zonacort C N Add review Rate

Generic name: dexamethasone systemic

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Zolvit Off Label C 2 X Add review Rate

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 C N Add review Rate

Generic name: dexamethasone systemic

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Zamicet Off Label C 2 X Add review Rate

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 C 2 X Add review Rate

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 D N Add review Rate

Generic name: minocycline systemic

Drug class: tetracyclines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Off Label: Yes

 
Xeljanz XR C N 3 reviews
9.0

Generic name: tofacitinib systemic

Drug class: antirheumatics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Xeljanz C N 34 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 D N X Add review Rate

Generic name: diclofenac systemic

Drug class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Voltaren D N X 11 reviews
6.0

Generic name: diclofenac systemic

Drug class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Vimovo C N X 5 reviews
8.0

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 C 2 X Add review Rate

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 C 2 X Add review Rate

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 C 2 X 7 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 N N 2 reviews
1.0

Generic name: trolamine salicylate topical

Brand names:  Arthricream, Asper-Flex, Myoflex

Drug class: topical rubefacient

For consumers: side effects

 
triamcinolone C N 5 reviews
9.0

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 X N X Add review Rate

Generic name: methotrexate systemic

Drug class: antimetabolites, antirheumatics, antipsoriatics, other immunosuppressants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
tolmetin C N X 1 review
9.0

Generic name: tolmetin systemic

Brand names:  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 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 C N X Add review Rate

Generic name: tolmetin systemic

Drug class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
tofacitinib C N 37 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 C N 13 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 C 2 X Add review Rate

Generic name: acetaminophen / hydrocodone systemic

Drug class: narcotic analgesic combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Off Label: Yes

 
tetracycline Off Label D N Add review Rate

Generic name: tetracycline systemic

Drug class: tetracyclines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

Off Label: Yes

 
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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 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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