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DMARDs - Immunosuppressants

DMARDs (disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs), also called immunosuppressants, are drugs that help reduce inflammation and slow disease progression in rheumatic diseases.
  1. A - Z: Arthritis Drugs
  2. A - Z: Biologic DMARDs
  3. A - Z: Drug Costs
  4. Arava (Leflunomide) (11)
  5. Auranofin (Oral Gold) (12)
  6. Azulfidine (Sulfasalazine) (10)
  7. CellCept (Mycophenolate) (7)
  8. Cyclosporine - Neoral (7)
  9. Cytoxan (Cyclophosphamide) (12)
  10. Imuran (Azathioprine) (7)
  11. Leukeran (Chlorambucil) (8)
  12. Methotrexate (23)
  13. Minocin (Minocycline) (11)
  14. Myochrysine (Gold Shots) (10)
  15. Penicillamine (Cuprimine) (6)
  16. Plaquenil - Hydroxychloroquine (8)

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