Disease Modifying Anti Rheumatic Agents (DMARDS)

by Pravin Shukle, MD

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    The lecture Disease Modifying Anti Rheumatic Agents (DMARDS) by Pravin Shukle, MD is from the course Inflammation Pharmacology.

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    1. DMARDS are cytotoxic drugs.
    2. DMARDS are similar to aspirin.
    3. DMARDS are similar to NSAIDs.
    4. DMARDS are similar to COX-2 inhibitors.
    5. DMARDS are similar to chemotherapy and should rarely be used.
    1. Methotrexate
    2. A combination of NSAIDs
    3. Indomethacin
    4. Ketorolac
    5. Unfortunately there are no other alternatives.
    1. Patients have to get their creatinine levels checked regularly.
    2. Patients must take folate with this drug to ensure some normal cell development.
    3. Patients must take vitamin B6 to prevent peripheral nerve damage.
    4. Patients must have their hearing checked periodically.
    5. Patients must be monitored for lung fibrosis.
    1. Very few side effects.
    2. Long half life, requiring fewer dosages.
    3. Short half life, ensuring patients do not overdose.
    4. No GI upset, but some central nervous system disfunction.
    5. Increases weight gain.

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     Pravin Shukle, MD

    Pravin Shukle, MD

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