Discover the role of DMARDs in managing axial SpA (AS)

This information is for anyone with axial spondyloarthritis, including people with ankylosing spondylitis

Disease Modifying Anti Rheumatic Drugs (DMARDS)

DMARDs are only recommended for people with axial SpA 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 axial SpA symptoms in the spine and neck.

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About AS - Genetics Research

Biologic Therapy

Two types of biologic therapy have been licensed to treat axial SpA by NICE. Both work by reducing inflammation produced by the body

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