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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
Acthar Rx C N 1 review
10

Generic name: corticotropin systemic

Drug class: corticotropin

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
aspirin Rx/OTC N N X 2 reviews
10

Generic name: aspirin systemic

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

Drug class: salicylates, platelet aggregation inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
auranofin Rx C N 2 reviews
10

Generic name: auranofin systemic

Brand name:  Ridaura

Drug class: antirheumatics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts

 
corticotropin Rx C N 1 review
10

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

 
Kenalog-40 Rx C N 4 reviews
10

Generic name: triamcinolone systemic

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Lodine XL Rx C N X Add review
10

Generic name: etodolac systemic

Drug class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Orudis Rx C N X Add review
10

Generic name: ketoprofen systemic

Drug class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Prednicot Rx C N 1 review
10

Generic name: prednisone systemic

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Ridaura Rx C N 2 reviews
10

Generic name: auranofin systemic

Drug class: antirheumatics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
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

 
anakinra Rx B N 1 review
9.0

Generic name: anakinra systemic

Brand name:  Kineret

Drug class: antirheumatics, interleukin inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
Depo-Medrol Rx C N 1 review
9.0

Generic name: methylprednisolone systemic

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
fenoprofen Rx D N X 1 review
9.0

Generic name: fenoprofen systemic

Brand names:  Fenortho, Nalfon

Drug class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
infliximab Rx B N 18 reviews
9.0

Generic name: infliximab systemic

Brand names:  Remicade, Inflectra

Drug class: antirheumatics, TNF alfa inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
ketoprofen Rx/OTC C N X 2 reviews
9.0

Generic name: ketoprofen systemic

Brand names:  Orudis, Orudis KT, Oruvail

Drug class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
Lorcet 10 / 650 Off Label Rx C 2 X 1 review
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

 
Lortab 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

 
Medrol Dosepak Rx C N 1 review
9.0

Generic name: methylprednisolone systemic

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Orudis KT OTC C N X 1 review
9.0

Generic name: ketoprofen systemic

Drug class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Remicade Rx B N 17 reviews
9.0

Generic name: infliximab systemic

Drug class: antirheumatics, TNF alfa inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: 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

 
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

 
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

 
Absorbine Jr. Rx/OTC N N Add review
8.0

Generic name: methyl salicylate topical

For consumers: interactions, side effects

 
acetaminophen / hydrocodone Off Label Rx C 2 X 22 reviews
8.0

Generic name: acetaminophen / hydrocodone systemic

Brand names:  Vicodin, Norco, Lortab, Anexsia, Co-Gesic, Hydrocet, Lorcet 10 / 650, Lorcet Plus, Maxidone, Zydone, Dolacet, Dolagesic, Hycet, Liquicet, Stagesic, Theracodophen Low 90, Vicodin ES, Vicodin HP, Xodol, Zamicet, Zolvit

Drug class: narcotic analgesic combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, 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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