Using Biological Response Modifiers and NSAIDs for RA Pain

Biological Response Modifiers
These new drugs used for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis reduce inflammation in the joints. Some do this by blocking the reaction of a substance called tumor necrosis factor, an immune system protein involved in immune system response. These drugs include:
Three other biological response modifiers licensed to treat rheumatoid arthritis are anakinra (Kineret®), abatacept (Orencia®), and tocilizumab (Actemra®).
Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)
NSAIDs are a class of drugs including aspirin, ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn®, Anaprox®, Naprelan®), diclofenac (Cataflam®, Voltaren®), etodolac (Lodine®, Lodine® XL), meloxicam (Mobic®), nabumetone (Relafen®), indomethacin (Indocin®), and many others that are used to reduce pain and inflammation.
These medicines may be used for both short-term and long-term pain relief in people with rheumatoid arthritis.
NSAIDs also include celecoxib (Celebrex®), one of the so-called COX-2 inhibitors that block an enzyme known to cause an inflammatory response.
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