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Antirheumatics are used to manage symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis (pain, swelling) and in more severe cases to slow down joint destruction and preserve joint function. NSAIDs, aspirin, and other salicylates are used to manage symptoms such as pain and swelling, allowing continued motility and improved quality of life. Corticosteroids are reserved for more advanced swelling and discomfort, primarily because of their ↑ side effects, especially with chronic use. They can be used to control acute flares of disease. Neither NSAIDs nor corticosteroids prevent disease progression or joint destruction. Disease-modifying antirheumatics drugs (DMARDs) slow the progression of rheumatoid arthritis and delay joint destruction. DMARDs are reserved for severe cases because of their toxicity. Several months of therapy may be required before benefit is noted and maintained. Serious and frequent adverse reactions may require discontinuation of therapy, despite initial benefit.
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Quiring, Courtney, et al. "Antirheumatics." Davis's Drug Guide, 16th ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2019. Pediatrics Central, peds.unboundmedicine.com/pedscentral/view/Davis-Drug-Guide/50928/all/antirheumatics.
Quiring C, Sanoski CA, Vallerand AH. Antirheumatics. Davis's Drug Guide. 16th ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2019. https://peds.unboundmedicine.com/pedscentral/view/Davis-Drug-Guide/50928/all/antirheumatics. Accessed March 19, 2019.
Quiring, C., Sanoski, C. A., & Vallerand, A. H. (2019). Antirheumatics. In Davis's Drug Guide. Available from https://peds.unboundmedicine.com/pedscentral/view/Davis-Drug-Guide/50928/all/antirheumatics
Quiring C, Sanoski CA, Vallerand AH. Antirheumatics [Internet]. In: Davis's Drug Guide. F.A. Davis Company; 2019. [cited 2019 March 19]. Available from: https://peds.unboundmedicine.com/pedscentral/view/Davis-Drug-Guide/50928/all/antirheumatics.
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