Card Set Information
PT4 Rheumatoid Arthritis Gout
Drugs for Rheumatoid Arthritis and Gout
Purpose of RA Rx therapy
Autoimmune disorder, so Rx therapy will treat the entire body, not just joints.
Maintain joint function
Minimize systemic involvement
Delay progression of disease to prevent immobility associated with disease.
Drugs involved in therapy
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
DMARDS (Disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs)
Purpose of Gout Rx therapy
Recurrent inflammatory disorder
Episodes of severe joint pain. can be in very specific joints, ie big toe.
--Excessive production or uric acid.
--Impaired renal excretion