Which medications are used in the treatment of reactive arthritis (ReA)?

Updated: Dec 24, 2020
  • Author: Carlos J Lozada, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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The goals of pharmacotherapy for reactive arthritis (ReA) are to reduce morbidity, to prevent joint damage, and to alleviate extra-articular disease. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are the mainstays of therapy for joint symptoms. Other types of agents used to treat ReA or its extra-articular manifestations include corticosteroids, antibiotics, and various disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs).


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