Medicines Advice regarding COVID-19
Update on Dexamethasone
Dexamethasone belongs to a class of drugs known as ‘corticosteroids’ and is used to treat a range of conditions related to inflammation.
Important information for people with Rheumatoid and other Inflammatory Arthritis, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and other Autoimmune Diseases in the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic
If you are an older adult with a chronic illness or you are taking medications that affect your immune system you may be at a higher risk of more serious COVID-19 disease.
EULAR Guidance for patients COVID-19 outbreak
During the current COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak there are likely to be questions and special anxieties for people with Rheumatic Musculoskeletal Diseases (RMDs) who are taking immune suppressive medicines like biologic drugs, JAK inhibitors, steroids and conventional disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs) e g. methotrexate.
Update on hydroxychloroquine
We are aware of reports that some people with arthritis who use hydroxychloroquine to manage their condition are having difficulty accessing this medication.
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