Actemra

Trade Names: Actemra Drug Class: Biologic DMARD, IL-6 receptor antagonist Preparations: IV: 80 mg/4 mL, 200 mg/10 mL, 400 mg/20mL Subcutaneous injection: 162 mg/0.9 mL...

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Adalimumab

Trade Names: Humira Drug Class: Biologic DMARD, TNF antagonist Preparations: 40 mg injection Dose: For RA 40 mg subQ injection every 2 weeks. Some other...

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Allopurinol

Trade Names: Zyloric Drug Class: Xanthine oxidase inhibitor; antigout agent Preparations: 100- and 300-mg tablets Dose: For prophylaxis of gout, initially use 100 mg/day, increased...

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Amitriptyline

Trade Names: Elavil and others Drug Class: Tricyclic antidepressant Preparations: 10-, 25-, 50-, 75-, 100-, 150-mg tablets Dose: Initially, for fibromyalgia 10 mg is taken...

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Aspirin

Trade Names Plain aspirin: Bayer Aspirin Buffered aspirin: Ascriptin, Alka-Seltzer, Buffferin Enteric coated aspirin:  Cardiprin Extended-release aspirin:  Zorprin Synonyms: Acetylsalicylic acid, ASA Drug Class: NSAID...

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Azathioprine

Trade Names: Imuran Drug Class: Immunosuppressive, purine antagonist Preparations: Tablets: 50 mg, scored Dose: Adult, 1.0–2.5 mg/kg/day (given once or twice daily) Indications: SLE; dermatomyositis/polymyositis;...

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Belimumab

Trade Name: Benlysta Drug Class: B-lymphocyte stimulator (BlyS)-specific inhibitor Preparations: 120 mg/vial, 400 mg/vial Dose: 10 mg/kg as an IV infusion over 1 hour every...

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Celecoxib

Trade Names: Celebrex Drug Class: COX-2 selective NSAID Preparations Capsules: 100 and 200 mg Dose: 100 to 200 mg once or twice daily Clinical Pharmacology:...

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Certolizumab Pegol

Trade Name: Cimzia Drug Class: Biologic DMARD, TNF antagonist Preparations: For subcutaneous injection 200 mg vial lyophilized powder for reconstitution or 200 mg pre-filled syringe...

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Colchicine

Drug Class: Antigout agent Trade Name: Colcitex Preparations Tablets 0.6 mg Dose Acute gout: Oral: 1.2 mg at first sign of  flare and the 0.6...

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Corticosteroids

Trade Names Oral Prednisone: Deltasone, Lodotra (delayed release) Prednisolone: Orapred, Millipred Methylprednisolone: Medrol Dexamethasone: Decadron Parenteral Methylprednisolone sodium succinate: Solu-Medrol Hydrocortisone: Solu-Cortef Dexamethasone: Decadron Intraarticular Methylprednisolone...

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Cyclophosphamide

Trade Names: Cytoxan, Endoxan Synonyms: CTX, CYT, CYC  (abbreviations not recommended) Drug Class: Cancer chemotherapeutic; alkylating agent Preparations Tablets: 25-  and 50 mg Powder for...

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Cyclosporine

Trade Names: Sandimmune, Neoral (microemulsion), Equoral Synonyms: Cyclosporin A, CyA, CSA (abbreviations not recommended) Drug Class: Immunosuppressant, DMARD Preparations Soft gelatin capsules: 25, 50, 100...

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Diclofenac

Trade Names: Cataflam (immediate release), Voltaren (enteric coated)  Voltaren XR (extended release), Arthrotec (diclofenac + misoprostol) Drug Class: NSAID Preparations Tablets: 25-, 50-, 75 mg;...

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Duloxetine

Trade Names: Cymbalta Drug Class: Antidepressant, serotononin/norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI) Preparations: 20-, 30-, 60 mg capsules Dose: Fibromyalgia and chronic musculoskeletal pain:  30 mg once...

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Etanercept

Trade Names: Enbrel Drug Class: Biologic DMARD, TNF antagonist Preparations: 25-mg  and 50-mg injection Dose: for RA, ankylosing spondylitis and psoriatic arthritis 50 mg by...

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Febuxostat

Trade Names: Uloric Drug Class: Xanthine oxidase inhibitor; antigout agent Preparations: 40- and 80-mg tablets Dose: For prophylaxis of gout, initially use 40 mg daily...

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Gamma-Globulin

Trade Names: Flebogamma, Gammagard, Intragam Synonyms: Intravenous immunoglobulin, IVIG Drug Class: Immunoglobulin Preparations Different brands have preparations containing : 1.0-, 2.5-, 5-, 10-, 20g Dose...

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Glucosamine

Trade Names: Sold in health food stores as a dietary supplement under many brand names, often in conjunction with chondroitin sulfate. Synonyms: Glucosamine sulfate Drug...

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Golimumab

Trade Names: Simponi, Simponi Aria Drug Class: Biologic DMARD, TNF antagonist Preparations: Simponi: Subcutaneous injection 50 mg/0.5 ml and  100 mg/1 ml prefilled syringes or...

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Hydroxychloroquine

Trade Names: Plaquenil – hydroxychloroquine; Aralen – chloroquine Drug Class: Antimalarial, DMARD Preparations Hydroxychloroquine: 200 mg tablet (155 mg base) Chloroquine: 250 mg tablet (150 mg...

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Infliximab

Trade Names: Remicade, Remsima, Inflectra Drug Class: Biologic DMARD, TNF antagonist Preparations: 100-mg injection Dose:  RA: 3 mg/kg by slow intravenous infusion (at least 2...

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Leflunomide

Trade Names: Arava Drug Class: Antimetabolite, DMARD Preparations: 10-, 20-, 100-mg tablets Dose: Leflunomide can be initiated with a loading dose of 100 mg daily...

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Methotrexate

Trade Names: Emtrexate, Rheumatrex Synonyms: MTX Drug Class: Antimetabolite and cytotoxic (at high doses); DMARD, anti-inflammatory (at low doses) Preparations: Tablet: generic and Rheumatrex 2.5...

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Mycophenolate

Trade Names: CellCept, Myfortic Synonyms: Mycophenolate mofetil, Mycophenolic acid Drug Class: Immunosuppressant Preparations Tablet: 500 mg (CellCept), 180 mg (Myfortic), 360mg (Myfortic) Capsule: 250 mg...

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NSAIDs

Indications: RA, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, osteoarthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, spondyloarthropathy, gout, pain Mechanism of Action: Anti-inflammatory and antiplatelet properties are mediated by the inhibition of COX...

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Paracetamol

Trade Names: Include Panadol, Tylenol Synonyms: Acetaminophen Drug Class: Analgesic/antipyretic Preparations Capsules: 325 and 500 mg (extra strength) Tablets: 120, 160, 325, 500 mg; 650...

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Pregabalin

Trade Names: Lyrica Drug Class: Analgesic/anticonvulsant Preparations: 25-, 50-, 75-, 100-, 150-, 200-, 225-, 300 mg capsules Dose: Fibromyalgia: 75 mg twice a day may...

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Rituximab

Trade Names: MabThera, Rituxan Drug Class: Anti CD-20 monoclonal antibody, biologic DMARD Preparations: Injection: 100 mg/10 mL  and 500 mg/50 mL Dose: Refer to individual...

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Sildenafil

Trade Names: Viagra, Revatio Drug Class: Phosphodiesterase 5 (PDE5) inhibitor Preparations: Revatio 20 mg, Viagra 25-, 50-, 100 mg tablets Dose: For pulmonary hypertension 20 mg three...

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Sulfasalazine

Trade Names: Azulfidine, Azulfidine EN-tabs Synonyms: Salazopyrin; 5-aminosalicylic acid plus sulfapyridine Drug Class: Sulfonamide/salicylate congener, DMARD Preparations Tablet: 500 mg Tablet, enteric coated: 500 mg...

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Teriparatide

Trade Names: Forteo Synonyms: Human recombinant parathyroid hormone (1-34) Drug Class: Hormone Preparations: Prefilled injection pen 2.4 mL (supplies 20 mcg dose for 28 days)...

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Tofacitinib

Trade Names: Xeljanz Drug Class: Janus-associated kinase (JAK) inhibitor, targeted synthetic DMARD Preparations: 5 mg tablet Dose: 5 mg twice a day; reduce to 5...

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Tramadol

Trade Names: Ultram, Ultram ER, ConZip Drug Class: Opioid analgesic Preparations: 25-, 50 mg tablet immediate release; 100-, 200-, 300 mg tablet extended release Dose: Adults: immediate...

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Ustekinumab

Trade Names: Stelara Drug Class:  IL-12 and IL-23 inhibitor Preparations: Subcutaneous injection: 45 mg/0.5 mL  and 90 mg/mL (1 mL), both available as vials and prefilled syringes...

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Viscosupplementation

Trade Names: Arthrum, Synvisc Synonyms: Viscosupplements, hyaluronic acid Drug Class: Viscosupplement Preparations Arthrum 2ml (bacterial) Synvisc 2 ml (avian) Synvisc-One 6 ml (avian) Dose (for...

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Vitamin D

Trade Names Ergocalciferol (vitamin D2): Many OTC preparations Cholecalciferol (vitamin D3): Many OTC preparations Calcitriol (1,25-dihydroxycholecalciferol): Rocaltrol Synonyms: Ergocalciferol – vitamin D2; cholecalciferol – vitamin...

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