Items Tagged ‘RA’

January 13, 2016

Rasuvo®

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Class: Disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug (DMARD) Generic Name: methotrexate Trade Name: Rasuvo® For which conditions is this drug approved? Rasuvo is approved to treat adults with severe, active rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and for children with active polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis (pJIA). Rasuvo is approved for use after other medicines, including non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, have been used and […]

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Tags: Drug Dictionary, Other, R, RA


January 13, 2016

Methotrexate (DMARD)

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Class: Disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug (DMARD) Generic Name: methotrexate Trade Name: Rasuvo® For which conditions is this drug approved? Rasuvo is approved to treat adults with severe, active rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and for children with active polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis (pJIA). Rasuvo is approved for use after other medicines, including non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, have been used and […]

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Tags: Drug Dictionary, M, Other, RA


January 12, 2016

abatacept

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Class: Immunotherapy Generic Name: abatacept Trade Name: Orencia® For which conditions is this drug approved? Orencia is approved for use in adults with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis (RA). This includes patients who have tried other medicines for RA that have not worked well enough. Orencia can be used alone or with other RA treatments, except […]

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January 12, 2016

Orencia®

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Class: Immunotherapy Generic Name: abatacept Trade Name: Orencia® For which conditions is this drug approved? Orencia is approved for use in adults with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis (RA). This includes patients who have tried other medicines for RA that have not worked well enough. Orencia can be used alone or with other RA treatments, except […]

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Tags: Drug Dictionary, O, Other, RA


December 21, 2015

Simponi®

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Class: Tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha inhibitor Generic Name: Golimumab Trade Name: Simponi® For which conditions is this drug approved? Simponi is approved for use with the medicine methotrexate to treat adults with moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Simponi is also approved for patients with active psoriatic arthritis, alone or with methotrexate, and for […]

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Tags: Drug Dictionary, Other, RA, S


December 21, 2015

Golimumab

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Class: Tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha inhibitor Generic Name: Golimumab Trade Name: Simponi® For which conditions is this drug approved? Simponi is approved for use with the medicine methotrexate to treat adults with moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Simponi is also approved for patients with active psoriatic arthritis, alone or with methotrexate, and for […]

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Tags: Drug Dictionary, G, Other, RA


December 16, 2015

Humira®

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Class: Disease modifying anti-rheumatic drug (DMARD) Generic Name: Adalimumab Trade Name: Humira® For which conditions is this drug approved? Humira is approved to treat adults with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis (RA), alone or with methotrexate or with certain other medicines. Humira is also approved to treat psoriatic arthritis (alone or with certain other medicines), […]

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December 16, 2015

Adalimumab

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Class: Disease modifying anti-rheumatic drug (DMARD) Generic Name: Adalimumab Trade Name: Humira® For which conditions is this drug approved? Humira is approved to treat adults with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis (RA), alone or with methotrexate or with certain other medicines. Humira is also approved to treat psoriatic arthritis (alone or with certain other medicines), […]

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December 16, 2015

Pegloticase

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  Class: Antihyperuricemic (antigout) agent Generic Name: Pegloticase Trade Name: Krystexxa® For which conditions is this drug approved? Krystexxa is approved for use in adults to help reduce the signs and symptoms of gout that are not controlled by other treatments. Gout is a type of arthritis that occurs when uric acid builds up in blood […]

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Tags: Drug Dictionary, Other, P, RA


December 16, 2015

Krystexxa

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  Class: Antihyperuricemic (antigout) agent Generic Name: Pegloticase Trade Name: Krystexxa® For which conditions is this drug approved? Krystexxa is approved for use in adults to help reduce the signs and symptoms of gout that are not controlled by other treatments. Gout is a type of arthritis that occurs when uric acid builds up in blood […]

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Tags: Drug Dictionary, K, Other, RA


November 4, 2015

Enbrel®

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Class: Biological Therapy Generic Name: Etanercept  Trade Name: Enbrel® For which conditions is this drug approved? Enbrel is approved for use in adults who have been diagnosed with the following inflammatory conditions: moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis (RA); psoriatic arthritis; ankylosing spondylitis; chronic moderate to severe psoriasis. Enbrel can be used alone or with […]

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November 4, 2015

Etanercept

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Class: Biological Therapy Generic Name: Etanercept  Trade Name: Enbrel® For which conditions is this drug approved? Enbrel is approved for use in adults who have been diagnosed with the following inflammatory conditions: moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis (RA); psoriatic arthritis; ankylosing spondylitis; chronic moderate to severe psoriasis. Enbrel can be used alone or with […]

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Tags: Biological Therapy, Drug Dictionary, E, RA


August 12, 2015

Reclast®

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Class: Supportive Care Generic Name: Zoledronic acid Trade Name: Reclast® For which conditions is this drug approved? Reclast is FDA approved for the treatment and prevention of postmenopausal osteoporosis, to increase bone mass in men with osteoporosis, and to treat and prevent glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis. People with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) may be at increased rick for […]

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Tags: Drug Dictionary, R, RA, Supportive


August 12, 2015

Zoledronic acid

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Class: Supportive Care Generic Name: Zoledronic acid Trade Name: Reclast® For which conditions is this drug approved? Reclast is FDA approved for the treatment and prevention of postmenopausal osteoporosis, to increase bone mass in men with osteoporosis, and to treat and prevent glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis. People with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) may be at increased rick for […]

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Tags: Drug Dictionary, RA, Supportive, Z


April 11, 2011

Remicade®

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Class: Biological Therapy Generic Name: Infliximab Trade Name: Remicade® How is this drug used? Remicade is used for selected patients with Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, or plaque psoriasis. Remicade does not cure these conditions, but it can reduce symptoms. What is the mechanism of action? Remicade helps to control […]

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Tags: Biological Therapy, R, RA