Medicamentous therapy is the cornerstone of treatment in the active course of rheumatoid arthritis. It is necessary for achieving remission (reducing the activity of the pathological process), preventing further damage to the joints and loss of their mobility. But it is highly undesirable persistent, unacceptable side effects.
A huge variety of medicines to alleviate the symptoms and therapy of arthritis allows you to choose the optimal treatment regimen for each patient, taking into account all the features of a particular situation. If one method is not suitable, you can try another one or combine the preparations of different groups. The most important conditions for the successful treatment of ailment are reliable information about the state of the organism (peculiarities of the functioning of certain organs, the presence or absence of diseases), a formulated treatment regimen and the correct dosage of medications.
For the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, drugs that belong to several groups are used: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), drugs that affect the course of rheumatoid arthritis, biological response modifiers, glucocorticoids, and, if necessary, analgesics.