Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that causes the immune system to attack the joints. This results in inflammation, pain and swelling in and around the joints. The most common areas affected are the hands, feet, wrists, elbows, knees and ankles. If left untreated, inflammation from rheumatoid arthritis can damage cartilage and bones. The loss of cartilage and bone may result in joints that are loose and unstable. Some common symptoms that accompany this condition include tender or warm joints, joint stiffness that fluctuates throughout the day (but is especially difficult upon waking) and fatigue. Fortunately, there are a variety of new rheumatoid arthritis medications and other treatment options that can help, including physical and occupational therapy as well as joint surgery.
At FountainRx, our pharmacists and support staff have expertise in helping patients manage this condition through highly effective rheumatoid arthritis medications. If your doctor has prescribed one of these treatments, FountainRx’s team members can help. We can tell you more about potential side effects, what to expect from treatment and also help you determine whether this medication will be covered by your health insurance.
We also offer many of the latest medications used to manage this condition, including biologics, which are injectable drugs that help regulate the immune system. We realize that using an injectable medication can be intimidating, so our staff will take the time to educate you on how to administer this drug correctly and safely.
FountainRx dispenses the following rheumatoid arthritis medications:
The following organizations can provide additional support and information for people living with rheumatoid arthritis:
> Arthritis Foundation
> Kids Health: Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
> Rheumatoid Arthritis Foundation