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Last updated:5th April 2017

DMARDs

Disease Modifying Anti Rheumatic Drugs (DMARDS)

DMARDs are only recommended for people with AS where there is peripheral involvement. This means that DMARDs might help reduce symptoms in your hips, knees, ankles or arms.

There is no evidence that DMARDs such as methotrexate and sulfasalazine will help with AS symptoms in the spine and neck. The links take you to the Arthritis Research UK website which has up to date information on these medications.

If you are taking methotrexate you may find these videos from Torbay and South Devon Rheumatology department useful.

Important things to know about methotrexate from Health and Care Videos on Vimeo.

Staying well while you're taking methotrexate from Health and Care Videos on Vimeo.

If you are taking sulfasalazine you may find these videos from Torbay and South Devon Rheumatology department useful.

Important things to know about taking sulfasalazine from Health and Care Videos on Vimeo.

How to take Sulfasalazine from Health and Care Videos on Vimeo.

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