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Disease modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) for arthritis

DMARDs are medicines used to treat autoimmune diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis. Learn how these medicines work and about the side effects.

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The role of cortisol in the body

Cortisol is a stress hormone with many important functions. Find out what happens if you have too little or excess cortisol and about corticosteroid drugs.

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Osteoporosis medicines

Osteoporosis medicines include bisphosphonates, denosumab and hormonal treatments. Calcium, vitamin D and exercise are also important.

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Osteoporosis is a condition that affects your bones, causing them to become weak and fragile. Learn about its treatment, management and prevention.

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Gout is a type of arthritis caused by a build-up of uric acid, leading to symptoms like painful joint inflammation. Lifestyle changes may reduce the risk of developing gout.

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Prednisolone belongs to a group of medicines called corticosteroids, and helps to reduce inflammation in your body. Learn more about how to take it.

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Ibuprofen treats fever and pain caused by inflammation. Learn more about how it works, how to take it, and its possible side effects.

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Medicines for osteoarthritis

There are many different types of medicines used to help ease osteoarthritis symptoms. Learn more about what medicines to take from a trusted source.

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Anti-inflammatory medicines (NSAIDs)

Anti-inflammatory medicines can be used to relieve pain, reduce redness and swelling (inflammation), or treat a fever.

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Medicines for gout

Some gout medicines help reduce pain and swelling, and others can prevent new attacks. It's important to treat gout to prevent long term joint pain.

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