Biosimilar Medicines

Biosimilar versions of some medicines used for arthritis are now available. A biosimilar medicine is a copy of a biologic medicine that has been shown to be highly similar to the original medicine.
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Blood Tests for Arthritis

This information offers a general description of some of the blood tests commonly used to diagnose different types of arthritis.
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Medicines and Arthritis

This information discusses the main types of medicines used for arthritis including tips on their safe use where to go for further advice.
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Paracetamol

Paracetamol is usually the first medicine that doctors recommend for the relief of all types of musculoskeletal pain including arthritis.
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Methotrexate

Methotrexate is a medicine used to treat rheumatoid arthritis as well as other rheumatic conditions such as juvenile arthritis, lupus, (also known as SLE) and psoriatic arthritis. Methotrexate is used to reduce inflammation in the joints and associated pain and swelling.
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Non – Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDS)

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, are common medicines used to treat the symptoms of arthritis. They reduce pain and stiffness due to inflammation of the joints, without using steroids.
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Surgery for Arthritis

An introduction to the most common types of surgery for arthritis including tips on when to talk to your doctor about surgery and how to get prepared.
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Things to consider when taking a Biologic

General information about how biologics work, why they are used, as well as tips on the safe use of these medications.
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Working with your healthcare team

There is a range of healthcare professionals who may be involved in helping you to manage
your arthritis.
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What is a rheumatologist?

A rheumatologist is a specialist physician who is an expert in diagnosing and treating diseases of the joints, muscles and bones.
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