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â–¾ Oral gold in rheumatoid arthritis


Rest, physiotherapy, simple analgesics and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) may relieve pain, ease stiffness and reduce inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) but they do not arrest progressive joint damage nor are they effective against the systemic manifestations of RA (e.g. vasculitis, lung disease, amyloidosis).

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