Treating Rheumatoid Arthritis
Advancements in research and drug development mean that more people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are living healthier and more fulfilling lives.
RA is a complex and progressive disease that affects functionality and mobility. Early diagnosis and treatment of RA is critical for patients to continue living a productive lifestyle. Please assess the benefits of prescribing a disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug (DMARD) for patients with a positive diagnosis of RA. Studies have shown the use of DMARDs can improve a patient’s functional status and quality of life. To help your patients stay compliant with their treatment, remind them to take their medications as instructed and answer any medication — related questions they may have.
For more information, please consult our clinical practice guidelines for rheumatoid arthritis management.