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  • Valeant Cuprimine


    Cuprimine is a chelating agent that binds to excess copper and removes it from the blood stream. In certain conditions, excess copper can build up in the blood stream, leading to tissue damage throughout the body. It is used to remove excess copper in people with an inherited condition called Wilson’s disease. Valeant Pharmaceuticals, one of the best pharmaceutical companies manufactures this medicine. It is composed in a conventional tablet form and available in a dosage of 250 mg.

    Manufacturer: Valeant Pharmaceuticals

  • GD Searle Celebrex


    Celebrex is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug i.e. NSAID. This medication reduces hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Celebrex is composed of active ingredient Celecoxib used to treat pain or inflammation caused by many conditions such as arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and menstrual pain. It is used to treat juvenile rheumatoid arthritis in children who are at least 2 years old. It is also used in the treatment of hereditary polyps in the colon. GD Searle, a leading pharmaceutical company has been manufacturing this medicine. It is available as a conventional tablet in dosages 100 mg and 200 mg.

    Manufacturer: GD Searle

  • Pfizer Feldene


    Feldene is an effective solution for the treatment of fever, pain, and inflammation in the body. It blocks the production of certain natural substances in the body. It contains the active component of Piroxicam, which is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug. It is manufactured by a trusted pharmaceutical company, Pfizer Inc. The dosages available are 10 mg and 20 mg for oral administration.

    Manufacturer: Pfizer Inc

  • Azurity Trexall


    Trexall is a medicinal drug is used to treat certain types of cancer or to control severe psoriasis or rheumatoid arthritis. It is composed of active component Methotrexate Sodium that belongs to a group of drugs known as antimetabolites. This medicine is manufactured by one of the well-known pharmaceutical companies, Azurity Pharmaceuticals. It is made available in a conventional tablet as dosages 2.5 mg and 10 mg.

    Manufacturer: Azurity Pharmaceuticals

  • Generic Arava

    Active IngredientLeflunomide
    TreatsPsoriatic arthritis · Rheumatoid arthritis drug
    Drug ClassPyrimidine Synthesis Inhibitors

    Arava is an effective medication that affects the immune system and reduces swelling and inflammation on in the body. It is used to treat the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. It has the active ingredient Leflunomide, which is an anti-inflammatory agent. Mylan Pharma, one of the trusted pharmaceutical companies manufactures this medicine. It is made available in dosages like 10 mg and 20 mg.

  • GSK Imuran


    Imuran is composed of the main active ingredient Azathioprine, which is an immunosuppressant. It decreases the activity of the immune system to prevent organ rejection while organ transplants. One of the renowned pharmaceutical companies, GlaxoSmithKline offers this drug. The available dosage of this pill is 50 mg.

    Manufacturer: GlaxoSmithKline

  • G.D. Searle LLC Daypro


    Daypro is an effective drug, which is prescribed for the treatment of pain or inflammation caused by osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis in adults. It contains the active component of Oxaprozin Potassium, which belongs to a class of drugs called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. G.D. Searle LLC Division of Pfizer Inc, a leading pharmaceutical company manufactures this medicine. It is made available in a dosage of 600 gm for oral consumption. It is composed of a conventional tablet form.

    Manufacturer: G.D. Searle LLC Division of Pfizer Inc

A chronic inflammatory disorder Rheumatoid Arthritis affects your joints. The condition can injure various body systems such as eyes, skin, heart, lungs, and blood vessels. The condition is an autoimmune disorder, which occur when the immune system mistakenly attacks the body’s parts or various tissues. It is not kind of osteoarthritis. Rheumatoid Arthritis usually affects the lining of the joints and causes pain with swelling. This may result in bone erosion and joint deformation. The inflammation due to Rheumatoid Arthritis can damage other parts of the body.

Causes of Rheumatoid Arthritis

The exact cause of Rheumatoid Arthritis is not proven. But there are some factors seem to contribute in increasing the chances of developing this health condition. Following are some factors that increase risk of developing Rheumatoid Arthritis as mentioned below:

  • Age: The risk of the developing this health condition increases with the age
  • Sex: Women are active than men in case of developing Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Obesity: Being overweight or Obese is the higher risk of causing this condition
  • Smoking: Habits like smoking can be injurious to the health and higher risk of causing condition
  • Family history: If there is a member with RA in your immediate family then you are at higher risk then others
  • Injury: Injuries like fracture, breakage, ligament damage, or dislocation of joints can put you on high risk of developing RA
  • Environmental exposure: Exposure to asbestos or silica like elements can increase the risk of causing Rheumatoid Arthritis

Diagnosis Rheumatoid Arthritis

It is very difficult to diagnose Rheumatoid Arthritis in its early stages. There are some methods and tests to diagnose this condition as mentioned below:

  • Physical Examination: The doctor will check your joints, swelling in the joints, redness & warmth, reflexes and muscle strength
  • Blood tests: In Rheumatoid Arthritis people often experience an elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate i.e. ESR or C-reactive protein i.e. CRP that indicates the presence of an inflammatory sign in the body. Other blood tests to detect rheumatoid factor and anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide antibodies
  • Imaging tests: X-ray to track the progress of RA in the joints. MRI & Ultrasound also helps the doctor to check severity of the condition

Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis shows some severe signs as mentioned below:

  • Swollen joints, tenderness or warmness in the joints
  • Joint stiffness usually after the activity or in the morning
  • Loss of appetite
  • Fever or fatigue
  • The conditions affect smaller joints first like near fingers
  • The pain increases towards knees, elbows, wrists, ankles, shoulders and hips.

The condition also affects non-joint areas also, patients with RA can experience issues with the following parts of the body:

  • Skin
  • Eyes
  • Lungs
  • Heart
  • Kidneys
  • Salivary glands
  • Nerve tissue
  • Bone marrow
  • Blood vessels

Treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Azathioprine is an active component used in the medication to treat RA. GSK Is a trusted pharmaceutical company that manufactures a popular brand medicine Imuran. It acts by reducing the activity of the body’s immune system. This drug keeps the immune system from attacking and damaging the joints. In the kidney transplant, this medicine keeps the immune system from attacking the newly transplanted kidney.

Celebrex is a popular brand medication composed of active component Celecoxib. It is used in the treatment of RA. GD Searle a leading pharmaceutical company has been manufacturing this medicine.It is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug that blocks an enzyme called cyclooxygenase. It acts in the body to produce chemicals that cause pain and inflammation.

Arava is an effective medicine composed of Leflunomide as the main active component. Sanofi, a well-known pharmaceutical company has manufactured this medicine. It decreases the inflammation by suppressing the activity of immune cells leads to the inflammation. It also acts by suppressing immune cells by inhibiting dihydroorotate dehydrogenase. It cannot multiply or function since it has a unique and different mechanism of action. It can be used with other medications to treat rheumatoid arthritis

Azurity, one of the well-known pharmaceutical companies offers the popular brand medicine Trexall. It is composed of main active ingredient Methotrexate Sodium. This mentioned medication works uniquely to treat each condition. It works by making it harder for the body to repair DNA. Cells in the body that grow rapidly react to this effect.

G.D. Searle LLC, a renowned pharmaceutical company that manufactures Daypro. Oxaprozin is the main active component used in that medicine. It belongs to a class of drugs nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. It is prescribed for the treatment of pain, inflammation, and fever. Oxaprozin may help decrease swelling by reducing levels of prostaglandin, a hormone-like substance that usually causes inflammation.

Cuprimine is a popular brand medicine composed of active ingredient Penicillamine. This medication has been manufactured by the fastest growing company, Valeant Pharmaceuticals. It treats rheumatoid arthritis and a condition in which high levels of copper in the body cause damage to the liver, brain, and other organsIt helps to decrease pain/tenderness/swelling in the joints and decreases the copper level that improves liver function and the mental/mood/nerve problems.

Feldene is one of the effective medications used for the treatment of RA. It has composed of active component Piroxicam. This medicine has been offered by popoular pharmaceutical company Pfizer. This drug belongs to a group of medications called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs that reduces pain, inflammation, and fever. It may help reduce swelling by reducing levels of prostaglandin, a hormone-like substance that usually induces inflammation.