Your doctor needs to know as much information about your RA symptoms and how satifised you are with your current medication as possible.

Your feedback will allow your doctor to offer you a treatment plan that will help you achieve your RA management goals.

It will help give your doctor a clear idea of where you are at with your treatment and how well it is working for you. And, if necessary, recommend a change in your treatment options.

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Topics:

  • Your RA goals
  • Your concerns
  • Taking too much medicine?
  • Don’t like how you take your medicine?
  • What’s new?
  • What else can help?

Your RA goals

Your RA goals

A study has revealed that 99% of RA patients have goals for the management of their condition, but over 2 in 3 have not talked about them with their doctor.1 So please talk about your RA goals at your next appointment

Don’t like how you take your medicine?

Don’t like how you take your medicine?

There are several ways that RA medicines can be administered. Treatment options include oral tablets, injections, and infusions. Given that nearly half of RA patients want more treatment options1 ask your doctor if you are eligible to take your RA medicine in a format that you would prefer.

Your concerns

Your concerns

If you are worried about raising them with your doctor, you are not alone. Three in five patients feel uncomfortable bringing them up with their doctor and nearly 1 in 3 worry that if they ask too many questions they will be seen as difficult. Wrong. Your doctor wants you to talk about any RA concerns you may have.1

What’s new?

What’s new?

Treatment options in RA are constantly changing. Since 2006 there have been several new therapies introduced for the treatment of RA. They include injectable, infusion and tablet options. So be sure to ask your doctor if there have there been any new treatments or advances since your last appointment.

Taking too much medicine?

Taking too much medicine?

A study has shown that 7 out of 10 RA patients would prefer to take fewer medications.1 If this is you, then you should talk to your doctor about treatment options that would allow you to reduce your medicine intake and still control your RA symptoms.

What else can help?

What else can help?

Lifestyle modifications can also assist with the management of your RA symptoms. These include eating certain foods and incorporating simple exercises in your daily routine. Seek advice from your doctor about which foods and exercise would benefit you.

Reference: 1. Pfizer Inc, data on file.