Top 4 Medications for Managing Rheumatoid Arthritis


Rheumatoid arthritis is a disorder that makes one experience chronic swelling, pain, stiffness, and joint problems that majorly affect the arms or legs. However, symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis can also be experienced in different joints of the body. Inflammation is one of the glaring signs of one developing a condition like rheumatoid arthritis, and persistent flareups result in the worsening of these chronic symptoms.

One of the first treatment options for a condition includes taking a prescribed course of the following class of medications.

Prednisone is a popular corticosteroid-class anti-inflammatory medication that targets inflammation and provides quick relief from one of the major symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. You can take this medication as a tablet or an oral solution. The dosage is adjusted accordingly depending on the form of the medication. Prednisone is the generic variant effective against rheumatoid arthritis. there are several brand variants of this corticosteroid that you can alternatively explore. With the GoodRx Gold Pharmacy card, you can save up to 78% on 10 tablets of 20 mg generic dosage. Depending on the dosage, the number of tablets purchased, and discount offered by the pharmacy, prices will vary.

It is an analgesic class non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication effective for managing the stiffness, swelling and pain due to rheumatoid arthritis inflammation. Ibuprofen specifically interferes with the production of certain enzymes as a countermeasure for the symptoms. It is available in the generic as well as the Motrin brand variants. Doctors may generally prescribe the oral tablets or a bottle of oral suspension that comes in varying doses. You can save up to 74% on 15 tablets of 400mg doses on the generic prescription. If you prefer the bottle of oral suspension, save up to 45% on a single 118 ml unit with 100mg/5ml dosage. Note that prices will vary depending on the form and variant of this popular medication.

Mobic (meloxicam)
Mobic is used for treating the pain and swelling associated with different types of arthritis. For treating rheumatoid arthritis, the medication is available in its generic Meloxicam and Mobic brand variants. With the GoodRx Gold Pharmacy card, you can get a discount of up to 89% on 30 oral tablets of 7.5 mg dosage. The Mobic brand variant is a bit more expensive, but you can still avail up to 16% savings on 30 tablets of 7.5 mg dosage. Meloxicam is also available in a bottle of oral suspension. Discounted prices will vary depending on the quantity and dosage of medication.

A popular alternative to Ibuprofen and similar analgesic NSAIDs, Naproxen is a prescription medication used to treat mild to moderate symptoms of joint pain, stiffness, swelling, and mainly inflammation. The generic Naproxen and brand variants are only available in the form of oral tablets. You can save around 76% using the Gold Pharmacy card for the 30 tablets of 500-mg-dosage Naproxen. It is available in multiple Anaprox brand variants, so discounts will vary for the retail prices of these tablets.

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