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US Market Report for Rheumatoid Arthritis Immunology Drugs 2018 - MedCore

Posted on: 07 Nov 17
US Market Report for Rheumatoid Arthritis Immunology Drugs 2018 - MedCore

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NEW YORK, Nov. 6, 2017

NEW YORK, Nov. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

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Current treatments of RA aim to relieve the symptoms of the disease and regain the maximum functionality of the damaged joint. There is no cure for rheumatoid arthritis. The initial treatment option is disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs, also known as DMARDs.

DMARDs are a group of medications commonly used in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Some of these drugs are also used in treating other conditions such as ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus. DMARDs work to reduce pain and inflammation, to prevent or minimize joint damage. They take effect over months and are not designed to provide immediate relief of symptoms.
DMARDs can be prescribed along with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and/or low-dose corticosteroids. Common DMARDs include methotrexate (Rheumatrex, Trexall, Otrexup, and Rasuvo), leflunomide (Arava), hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil) and sulfasalazine (Azulfidine).

Patients in more severe stages of the disease may need biologic response modifiers. These medications can block immune system chemical signals that lead to inflammation and joint damage. The biologic drugs include ORENCIA® (abatacept), HUMIRA® (adalimumab), Kineret® (Anakinra), CIMZIA® (certolizumab), ENBREL® (etanercept), SIMPONI® (golimumab), REMICADE® (infliximab), Rituxan® and MabThera® (rituximab) and Actemra® (tocilizumab).

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic systemic disease affecting joints, connective tissue, muscles, tendons and fibrous tissue. It is a chronic inflammatory disorder that occurs when the immune system attacks the lining of the membranes that surround joints, leading to a painful swelling and destroys the cartilage and bone, resulting in permanent joint deformity.

RA is one of the most disabling types of arthritis that causes joint pain, stiffness and decreased movement of the joints. Small joints in the hands and feet are most commonly affected. Sometimes RA can affect other organs, such as eyes, skin or even heart or lungs.


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