Top 10 Results When You Search Google for Arthritis Drugs

December 20, 2007 by  
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What search engine do you use? I use Google and it is even my homepage.

I use Google a lot when looking up anything, as much as I use the hard copy of Encyclopedia Britannica in my younger days. Although in Google, I don’t need to use the Alphabet as my guide, I just type up a keyword and search.

What if I search “arthritis drug”?

I found out that the following will come up:

1. Arthritis Drugs at About Arthritis

Information is about the basics on arthritis medications including side effects and adverse reactions.

Most importantly, the options on arthritis drugs:

  • NSAIDs/Cox-2-inhibitors
  • DMARDs
  • Corticosteroids (steroids)
  • Analgesics (Pain Killers)
  • Biologic Response Modifiers (Biologics)

2. Arthritis Drugs Database

Although I haven’t used this website before, it contains information about commonly prescribed drugs for arthritis that arranged alphabetically by brand name and also includes drug group, prescribing information, side effects, etc.

3. Arthritis Today Magazine/Drug Guide/Arthritis Treatments

Arthritis Today is the consumer health magazine published by The Arthritis Foundation –containing a drug guide to the latest information about the drugs used for arthritis and related diseases.

4. Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs in Development — Mayo Clinic

Rest assured that you can trust anything written on the Mayo Clinic website. I often use to hyperlink medical terms and condition in all my blogs.

A cure for rheumatoid arthritis may not be on the immediate horizon. But you may be encouraged to know that some promising rheumatoid arthritis drugs are being developed.

5. Arthritis Drugs from

Not much in here. Looks like an aggregator site put up to earn from Google Adsense. BUt let it will direct you to various sites discussing arthritis drugs.

6. Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs from The UK Rheumatoid Arthritis Society

UK Rheumatoid Arthritis Society is the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society (NRAS) in the UK — providing support and information for people with Rheumatoid Arthritis and Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis, their families, friends and carers, and health professionals with an interest in Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Looks like a very reliable site!

7. Arthritis Drug Bextra — that then redirects to a Socialite blog something. Hmmm. Suscipious. Beware of such search result links. SO, I’d rather not like to it.

8. BBC Health News: Arthritis Drug License Suspended

An old BBC health news (November 20, 2007) on osteoarthritis drug Prexige whose license was suspended by The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) suspended the licence for Prexige, and advised doctors not to prescribe it.

The Commission on Human Medicines found an increase in the number of serious liver reactions among patients taking a 100mg dose of the drug.

Prexige (lumiracoxib) has been available in the UK since late 2005.

9. ARC Drug Information: Drugs and Arthritis

A page on drugs and arthritis from the Arthritis Research Campaign (ARC).

Different types of arthritis are treated with different drugs. For example, for gout and for arthritis due to an infection in a joint (septic arthritis) there are very specific drugs.

For other types of arthritis, such as rheumatoid arthritis, there is at present no drug to cure the disease. Many different drugs can help significantly and may halt the progress of the arthritis.

So, for rheumatoid arthritis, your doctor will often need to give you two or more drugs together, or to try one drug first and if this does not work to try another.

Painkillers (called ‘analgesics’) and anti-inflammatory drugs are used to relieve the symptoms of degenerative, or ‘wear and tear’, arthritis (osteoarthritis).

10. Drug Combos Effective Against Rheumatoid Arthritis:

A November 26 article by Steven Reinberg (HealthDay Reporter).

Combining an older synthetic drug with a newer, “biologic” medication may work best to ease the joint swelling and tenderness of rheumatoid arthritis, a new study finds.

There are many therapies for rheumatoid arthritis, but the newer drugs are not better than older ones when used alone, the report’s authors found.

“There are no clinically important differences among the older synthetic drugs or among the newer biologic drugs,” said lead researcher Dr. Katrina E. Donahue, an assistant professor in the department of family medicine at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

“There are combination therapies that do work better than using one drug in people not responding to one drug alone,” she said.

There goes the top 10 search results when you search Google for ‘arthritis drugs”. take not though that searching the web is merely for educational and informational purposes and should not, in anyway, replace the diagnosis and prescription of your doctor.

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