CLASSIFICATION OF ANTIRHEUMATOID DRUGS

Antirheumatoid Drugs

Rheumatoid arthritis is treated with antirheumatoid medicines. It is an autoimmune illness that causes inflammation and pain in the joints. These drugs act by lowering inflammation and halting the progression of the disease.

Uses

  • Treatment of rheumatoid arthritis
  • Treatment of psoriatic arthritis
  • Treatment of ankylosing spondylitis
  • Treatment of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)
  • Treatment of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA)
  • Treatment of vasculitis
  • Treatment of Sj√∂gren’s syndrome
  • Treatment of osteoarthritis
  • Prevention of joint damage and disability
  • Reduction of inflammation and pain in joints and other tissues

CLASSIFICATION

ANTIRHEUMATOID DRUGS CLASSIFICATION
CLASSIFICATION OF ANTIRHEUMATOID DRUGS

ANTIRHEUMATOID DRUGS

  1. Disease modifying anti- rheumatoid drugs (DMARDs)
    • Nonbiological drugs
      • Immuno- suppressants- Methotrexate, Azathioprine, Cyclosporine
      • Sulfasalazine
      • Chloroquine Hydroxychloroquine
      • Leflunomide
    • Biological agents
      • TNF a-inhibitors– Etanercept, Infliximab, Adalimumab
      • IL-1 antagonist– Anakinra
  2. Adjuvant drugs- Prednisolone and other glucocorticoides

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