If you have rheumatoid arthritis (RA), psoriatic arthritis, or ulcerative colitis, your doctor might have prescribed tofacitinib (Xeljanz or Xeljanz XR). This oral medication, a type of janus kinase (JAK) inhibitor, is FDA approved for all three conditions. But you and your…
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The gout drug is now approved for use only in patients who try allopurinol first.
A new study found little overall difference in infection rates, but here’s one thing to ask your doctor about.
Keeping track of antibody levels like rheumatoid factor and anti-CCP may not be that important, research shows.
“I asked my husband to take me to the emergency room because the pain was so bad that I felt like I was being stabbed.”
Some are available over the counter; some by prescription only. Here’s how your doctor thinks through which NSAID is best for your health needs.
Just because some kinds of NSAIDs are available over the counter doesn’t mean they don’t have important side effects to be aware of.
Rates of prescription opioid use among chronic pain patients use should be similar across the country. But it’s not, according to a recent study.
Despite promising results from an earlier trial, lutikizumab — a drug that blocks proteins tied to inflammation — did not hold up in a phase II trial of patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA). The earlier study, a phase I trial published...
For some patients, this procedure has vastly improved their chronic pain.