RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis)

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What is RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis)?

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic, systemic (whole body) disorder that may affect many tissues and organs, but principally affects the thin, loose vascular connective tissue (synovial tissue) that makes up the membranes surrounding joints.

What is it like to have RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis)?

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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What do patients take to treat RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis) and its symptoms?

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
How many evaluations
Treatment name(s)

(Apo-Methotrexate, Intrathecal Methotrexate, Metex) 6 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
670
How many evaluations
240
Treatment name(s)

(Apo-hydroxyquine, Hydroxychlor, Oxiklorin) 2 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
387
How many evaluations
127
Treatment name(s)

(Azulfidine EN-tabs, Salazopyrin, Sulfazine)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
163
How many evaluations
57
Treatment name(s)

(Enbrel, Enbrel Prefilled Syringe, Enbrel SureClick)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
151
How many evaluations
63
Treatment name(s)

(Arava)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
151
How many evaluations
52
Treatment name(s)

(Cortancyl, Deltasone, Encorton) 4 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
146
How many evaluations
70
Treatment name(s)

(Humira, Humira Pen, Humira Pen Crohn's Disease Starter Package) 1 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
136
How many evaluations
70
Treatment name(s)

(Conzip, Dolol, Dolzam) 23 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
93
How many evaluations
28
Treatment name(s)

(Anexsia, Lorcet 10/650, Lorcet Plus) 13 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
85
How many evaluations
33
Treatment name(s)

(Apo-Meloxicam, Melox, Mobic) 6 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
66
How many evaluations
27
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Data from patients with RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis), who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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You’ve tried this treatment.

Compare treatments for RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis)

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
How many have tried
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
Treatment name(s)

(Apo-Methotrexate, Intrathecal Methotrexate, Metex) 6 more
How many have tried
670
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Nausea Fatigue 115 more
How many evaluations
240
Treatment name(s)

(Apo-hydroxyquine, Hydroxychlor, Oxiklorin) 2 more
How many have tried
387
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Nausea Diarrhea 59 more
How many evaluations
127
Treatment name(s)

(Azulfidine EN-tabs, Salazopyrin, Sulfazine)
How many have tried
163
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Headaches Nausea 58 more
How many evaluations
57
Treatment name(s)

(Enbrel, Enbrel Prefilled Syringe, Enbrel SureClick)
How many have tried
151
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Fatigue Injection site reaction 46 more
How many evaluations
63
Treatment name(s)

(Arava)
How many have tried
151
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Diarrhea Hair loss 26 more
How many evaluations
52
Treatment name(s)

(Cortancyl, Deltasone, Encorton) 4 more
How many have tried
146
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Weight gain Increased appetite 49 more
How many evaluations
70
Treatment name(s)

(Humira, Humira Pen, Humira Pen Crohn's Disease Starter Package) 1 more
How many have tried
136
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Fatigue Injection site reaction 45 more
How many evaluations
70
Treatment name(s)

(Conzip, Dolol, Dolzam) 23 more
How many have tried
93
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Nausea Sleepiness 13 more
How many evaluations
28
Treatment name(s)

(Anexsia, Lorcet 10/650, Lorcet Plus) 13 more
How many have tried
85
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Drowsiness Nausea 13 more
How many evaluations
33
Treatment name(s)

(Apo-Meloxicam, Melox, Mobic) 6 more
How many have tried
66
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Nausea Allergic reaction 9 more
How many evaluations
27
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Data from patients with RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis), who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis) on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 31
20s 366
30s 892
40s 1,925
50s 2,240
60s 990
70+ 182

Gender

Distribution of females vs. males

89% Females
11% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 590
20-29 years 657
30-39 years 1,064
40-49 years 1,097
50-59 years 510
60-69 years 100
70+ years 16

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 4,720
Not Diagnosed 228

These charts show data from RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis) patients who have completed their condition history
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