Managing Rheumatic Meds

Get the most out of medications by knowing what to expect.


Medications are an essential part of treatment for rheumatoid arthritis and other rheumatic diseases. Many of them suppress the inflammation responsible for joint damage. Managing all aspects of taking lifelong, regular medication can be daunting, especially because some of the medications must be self-injected. It’s important to carefully follow all instructions given by your doctor and pharmacist. Here’s what Cleveland Clinic pharmacist Kristine Duly, PharmD, wants you to know. Information about drug storage, drug reminders and other issues were covered in the April 2022 issue of Arthritis Advisor.

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