New Drug Combination May Help Ease Fatigue Caused by RA
A study presented at the 2020 conference of the European E-Congress of Rheumatology shows that methotrexate and prednisone, two prescription drugs commonly prescribed for rheumatoid arthritis, can help ease fatigue when started early in a patients’ treatment plan. Fatigue is a symptom of rheumatoid arthritis that keeps people from living productive, pain-free lives.
Texas Orthopedic board certified rheumatologist Dr. Joseph Martinez spoke to Healthline about what this study could mean for patients with RA.
“This study provides further evidence that an early aggressive approach to rheumatoid arthritis treatment can improve outcomes of rheumatoid arthritis and its complications,” Dr. Joseph R. Martinez told Healthline. “Our patients with RA may be able to achieve a higher quality of life as suggested by this study’s findings.”
For more information on this study and how it could impact the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, read the entire article here.
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