Opioids are medicines taken to help reduce pain. They work on the central nervous system to slow down nerve signals between the brain & body

They are a type of medication called a disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug or DMARD for short ...

Biologics are a type of medication that can be prescribed for some forms of inflammatory arthritis ...

Etanercept (brand name Enbrel) is one of a group of medicines called biological disease modifying antirheumatic drugs (biological DMARDs or

DMARDs are used to treat inflammatory forms of arthritis, such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

The most commonly used DMARD is methotrexate. It is important to note that the doses...

The biggest breakthrough in rheumatology. They treat the disease rather than numb the symptoms.

Methotrexate is prescribed for a number of patients with rheumatic diseases. Patients with rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, even..

One of the problems with methotrexate is there are so many misconceptions about it

Methotrexate attracts a lot of bad press due to the fact it is used in very high dosages for cancer treatment.

Methotrexate (brand name Methoblastin or injectable methotrexate (Hospira, Methacord, Methotrexate Accord & Trexject) is a well-established,

Once treatment is started, it is important for patients to maintain close contact with their general practitioner and their rheumatologist

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a long-term condition where the body’s immune system...

The information below is useful if your doctor has recommended injections of methotrexate either for better efficacy or to reduce ...

Low dose once weekly methotrexate is the gold standard treatment for rheumatoid arthritis and other immune related diseases.

This webinar by NPS MedicineWise (co-designed with the Australian Rheumatology Association and Arthritis Australia) reinforces the role ...

Leflunomide (brand names Arabloc, Arava) is a medicine used to treat rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis. It is an ...

Adalimumab (brand name Humira) belongs to a new class of medicines called biological disease modifying antirheumatic drugs (biological DMARD

Baricitinib (brand name Olumiant) belongs to a new class of medicines called ‘targeted synthetic disease modifying antirheumatic drugs’ (tsD

Rituximab (brand name Mabthera, Mabthera SC, Riximyo, Truxima)) belongs to a new class of medicines called biological disease-modifying...

Tofacitinib (brand name: Xeljanz) belongs to a class of medicines called non-biological disease modifying antirheumatic drugs (non-biologica

D-Penicillamine, usually referred to as penicillamine, (brand name: D-Penamine) is a medicine used to treat rheumatoid arthritis...

Abatacept (brand name Orencia) belongs to a new class of medicines called biological disease modifying antirheumatic drugs (biological DMARD

Gold medicines are used to treat rheumatoid arthritis. They may also be used occasionally to treat other diseases such as psoriatic arthriti

Pain relievers are often the first medicine your doctor will recommend to help with pain.

Golimumab (brand name Simponi) belongs to a new class of medicines called biological disease modifying antirheumatic drugs (biological DMARD

Corticosteroids are used to treat inflammatory forms of arthritis, such as rheumatoid arthritis.

Paracetamol is a common pain killer (analgesic). It can also lower raised body temperature (fever). It is used for relief of fever, headache

NSAIDs reduce inflammation, joint swelling and stiffness. They are often used to treat...

Hydroxychloroquine (brand name Plaquenil, Plaquenil Sulfate) is a medicine used to treat rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory conditi

Sulfasalazine (brand names Pyralin EN, Salazopyrin EN) is a medicine used to treat rheumatoid arthritis. It can also be used to treat other

Prednisolone and prednisone are hormones that are produced naturally in the body. They are necessary for normal working of the body.

Infliximab, also known as bDMARDs, helps with blocking natural substances called cytokines found in joints of people suffering from rhematoi

Tocilizumab (brand name Actemra) belongs to a new class of medicines called biological disease modifying antirheumatic drugs (biological DMA

Certolizumab (brand name Cimzia) belongs to a new class of medicines called biological disease modifying antirheumatic drugs (biological DMA