• 13 SEP 17
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    TOCILIZUMAB

    TOCILIZUMAB (Actemra®): Patient Information What is Tocilizumab? Tocilizumab is a drug that blocks the action of IL-6 in the body. It is used in adults to treat moderate to severe RA.   What is IL-6? Interleukin 6 (IL-6) is a protein that is made by the immune system. The body uses IL-6 to manage infections.

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    • 15 SEP 17
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    Sulfasalazine

    Sulfasalazine: Patient Information Who should get Sulfasalazine? Sulfasalazine is used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease and spondyloarthropathies. Its mechanism of action in RA is unknown. What is the usual dose of this medication? The usual dose is 2-3 grams per day in a twice-daily dosing regimen. The dose may be initiated

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    • 14 SEP 17
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    RITUXIMAB (Rituxan®)

    RITUXIMAB (Rituxan®): Patient Information What is Rituximab? Rituximab is a biologic agent used for the treatment of Rheumatoid arthritis.Rituximab removes antibody-producing white blood cells called B-cells. Antibodies are proteins that are produced by the body in response to germs, viruses or any other substances, which the body sees as foreign or dangerous. However, in people

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    • 25 SEP 17
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    PREDNISONE

    PREDNISONE: PATIENT INFORMATION What is Prednisone? Prednisone is very similar to cortisone, a corticosteroid hormone produced by your adrenal glands. Prednisone is used for the treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Polymyalgia Rheumatica, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, vasculitis, many other types of autoimmune diseass.   How does Prednisone work? Prednisone works by reducing the harmful effects

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