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Are medications for RA treatment over-the-counter or prescription?

The medications for rheumatoid arthritis are prescription drugs. They have side effects that must be monitored, so for patient safety, they are not over-the-counter. The drugs for RA include methotrexate, leflunomide, azulfidine, and hydroxychloroquine, and then biological drugs like etanercept, infliximab, adalimumab, certolizumab and rituximab.

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