Which medications are used in the treatment of ankylosing spondylitis (AS)?

Updated: Feb 02, 2021
  • Author: Lawrence H Brent, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Agents used in the treatment of AS include the following:

  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Sulfasalazine
  • Tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) inhibitors (TNFi) - Etanercept, adalimumab, infliximab, golimumab, certolizumab pegol
  • Corticosteroids
  • Interleukin 17 inhibitors (IL-17i) - Secukinumab, ixekizumab

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