Biological disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (bDMARDS) Program

Arthritis Australia has joined NPS MedicineWise and seven other organisations representing specialists, pharmacists, consumers and research experts to form the Targeted Therapies Alliance. The Alliance provides stewardship and direction about the safe and wise use of biological disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (bDMARDs) and other specialised medicines.

Practical tools for inflammatory arthritis

The Alliance has developed information and resources for consumers, including practical tools for people with rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis.

 

Your roadmap for rheumatoid arthritis

This roadmap helps you navigate life with rheumatoid arthritis, from diagnosis to finding treatment that works for you.

 

Your roadmap for psoriatic arthritis

This roadmap helps you navigate life with psoriatic arthritis, from diagnosis to finding treatment that works for you.

 

Your roadmap for ankylosing spondylitis

This roadmap helps you navigate life with ankylosing spondylitis (as well as non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis), from diagnosis to finding treatment that works for you.

 

Methotrexate action plan

This action plan can help you discuss methotrexate with your rheumatologist and plan the best way to take your medicine.

 

Flares action plan

Use this action plan to discuss and plan the best way to manage flares with your rheumatology team. This action plan is for people with inflammatory arthritis such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis or ankylosing spondylitis (also called axial spondyloarthritis).

 

Fact sheet: My rheumatoid arthritis is well controlled with a biological or targeted medicine: can I take less medicine? 

Find out more about  why  reducing  the amount of biological or targeted medicine you take might be possible, the potential benefits and harms, and things to discuss with your rheumatologist before making your decision.

 

Patient decision aid: My rheumatoid arthritis is under control – what should I do about my medicine? 

If your rheumatoid arthritis  is well controlled with a biological or targeted medicine, it may be possible to reduce the amount of medicine you take. Use this decision aid with your rheumatologist to help you feel more informed and clearer about what matters most when making your decision about your medicine.

 

To access the the entire suite of consumer information and resources, visit the Rheumatology conditions for consumers page on the NPS MedicineWise website.