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Arthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis


Arthritis is inflammation of one or more joints, characterized by swelling, warmth, redness of the overlying skin, pain and restriction of motion. It can be caused by any disease involving the synovial membranes or causing degeneration of cartilage. Aspirin and analgesics are usually prescribed to suppress inflammation. Rheumatoid arthritis is a form of arthritis which typically involves the joints of the fingers, wrists, feet and ankles. The joints are affected symmetrically and there is a considerable range of severity. In late stages deformity and ankylosis develop.

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Allopurinol (Zyloprim, and generics) is a drug used primarily to treat hyperuricemia (excess uric acid in blood plasma) and its complications, including chronic gout.

TextArava (Generic Name: Leflunomide) is an oral, disease-modifying drug which is used for treating rheumatoid arthritis. Leflunomide reduces joint-inflammation which leads to destruction of joints and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. It reduces inflammation through the suppression of the activity of immune cells that are responsible for the inflammation. Leflunomide also represses immune cells by inhibiting dihydroorotate dehydrogenase, an enzyme essential to produce DNA and RNA. Immune cells and most other type of cells cannot multiply, function, or exist without DNA and RNA. Due to its one of a kind mechanism of action, Leflunomide is valuable when added to other medications used for treating rheumatoid arthritis. Severe side effects may include liver damage, hepatitis, and jaundice. Continue reading...

rheumatoid arthritisMethylprednisolone, known as Depo-Medrol, is a synthetic glucocorticoid drug which is sold in the USA and Canada under the brand names Phocenta, Medrol, Solu-Medrol or Cadista. It is typically used for its anti-inflammatory effects, like most adrenocortical steroids, but it can change the metabolism and the immune responses. The list of medical conditions for which methlyprednisolone is prescribed is rather long, and is similar to other corticosteroids such as prednisolone. Common uses include arthritis therapy and short-term treatment of bronchial inflammation or acute bronchitis due to various respiratory diseases. It is used both in the treatment of acute periods and long-term management of autoimmune diseases, most notably Systemic lupus erythematosus. Depo-Medrol, also known by the name of methylprednisolone is basically a synthetic glucocortocoid drug. In countries like Canada and USA, it is sold under the brand names like Phocenta, Medrol, Cadista and Solu-Medrol. It falls under the category of adrenocortical steroids that are used for their anti-inflammatory effects and there are numerous purposes for which methylprednisolone are used. However, glucocorticoids are used for other purposes related to metabolism and immune responses. Some of the common problems for which it is used include short-term treatment for bronchial inflammation and arthritis therapy. It can be used for both long-term and short-term treatment of autoimmune diseases, especially lupus erythematosus. Continue reading...

Ibuprofen, initially launched as Brufen, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), is now widely opened into the market under various trademarks, Nurofen, Advil and Mortin. Now invalid nomenclature, Ibuprofen was an iso-butyl-propanoic-phenolic acid. It is applied as an aid for arthritis, primary dysmenorrhoea and common fever. With the presence of an inflammatory element, this drug also acts as a painkiller. Ibuprofen also has proven to have an antiplatelet effect. But when contrasted with that of aspirin and other popular antiplatelet medicines, it is comparatively mild and short-termed. Measured as one of the core drugs in the "Essential Drugs List" of the World Health Organization, Ibuprofen plays a vital part of the minimum medical needs for a basic health care system.

Mobic-movalis (generic name: meloxicam) is in a class of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and are used to treat pain and/or inflammation. Meloxicam blocks the enzymes that make prostaglandins, which are chemicals that contribuite to inflammation within joints, and reduces the levels of prostaglandins and this leads to reducing inflammation and its accompanying symptoms.

Movalis (more known as Mobic) (generic name: meloxicam) is in a class of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and are used to treat pain and/or inflammation.


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Arthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis
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