Medications for JIAMMedications for JIAMedications for JIAEnglishRheumatologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BodySkeletal systemDrug treatmentAdult (19+)NA2017-01-31T05:00:00ZJennifer Stinson RN-EC, PhD, CPNPLori Tucker, MDAdam Huber, MSc, MD, FRCPCMichael Rapoff, PhDShirley Tse, MD, FRCPCLynn Spiegel, MD, FRCPC8.0000000000000064.0000000000000542.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>This page gives an overview about arthritis medications. It describes what arthritis medications can do, what the doctor needs to consider before prescribing medication, how the dose is determined, why it is important to take arthritis medication regularly, etc.</p><p>There is no known cure for JIA. However, there are safe and effective medications to help control the disease. In this section of the JIA resource centre, you will learn about the medications that may be prescribed for JIA.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>JIA medications can help decrease inflammation, pain and swelling; make it easier to stay active; prevent or lessen damage to the joints.</li> <li>Do not change the dosage of medication without talking to the doctor first.</li></ul>
Médicaments antirhumatismauxMMédicaments antirhumatismauxMedications for JIAFrenchRheumatologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BodySkeletal systemDrug treatmentAdult (19+)NA2017-01-31T05:00:00ZJennifer Stinson RN-EC, PhD, CPNP Lori Tucker, MD Adam Huber, MSc, MD, FRCPC Michael Rapoff, PhD Shirley Tse, MD, FRCPC Lynn Spiegel, MD, FRCPC8.0000000000000064.00000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Cette page donne un aperçu des médicaments antirhumatismaux. On y décrit ce que peuvent faire les médicaments antirhumatismaux, ce dont le médecin doit tenir compte avant de prescrire un médicament, comment la dose est établie et pourquoi il est important.</p><p>On n’a pas encore trouvé de remède contre l’AIJ chez les enfants et les adolescents. Il existe par contre des médicaments sécuritaires et efficaces qui aident à contrôler la maladie. Dans cette section du centre de ressources sur l’AIJ, vous découvrirez ces médicaments.</p><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul><li>Les médicaments contre l’AIJ peuvent aider à soulager l’inflammation, la douleur et l’enflure, faciliter l’activité et prévenir ou réduire les dommages causés aux articulations. Ne changez pas la posologie sans en parler d’abord au médecin de votre enfant.</li></ul>

 

 

Medications for JIA1066.00000000000Medications for JIAMedications for JIAMEnglishRheumatologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BodySkeletal systemDrug treatmentAdult (19+)NA2017-01-31T05:00:00ZJennifer Stinson RN-EC, PhD, CPNPLori Tucker, MDAdam Huber, MSc, MD, FRCPCMichael Rapoff, PhDShirley Tse, MD, FRCPCLynn Spiegel, MD, FRCPC8.0000000000000064.0000000000000542.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>This page gives an overview about arthritis medications. It describes what arthritis medications can do, what the doctor needs to consider before prescribing medication, how the dose is determined, why it is important to take arthritis medication regularly, etc.</p><p>There is no known cure for JIA. However, there are safe and effective medications to help control the disease. In this section of the JIA resource centre, you will learn about the medications that may be prescribed for JIA.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>JIA medications can help decrease inflammation, pain and swelling; make it easier to stay active; prevent or lessen damage to the joints.</li> <li>Do not change the dosage of medication without talking to the doctor first.</li></ul><figure> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/Weekly_pill_container_EN.jpg" alt="" /> </figure> JIA medications can help: <p></p><ul><li>decrease the inflammation </li><li>decrease pain and swelling </li><li>make it easier to stay active and exercise </li><li>prevent or lessen damage to the joint.s</li></ul><p>A medication program will be designed by the doctor. The choice of medications to use is very specific to the child. It will take into account things like the type of JIA they have, how severe their JIA is, and other medical issues they may have.</p><h2>Things to remember about JIA medications</h2><ul><li>The medication needs to be taken regularly, the way the doctor prescribes it. This is the only way to be sure that your child will get the best results from it.</li><li>The medication dose prescribed is based on your child's weight and how severe the JIA is. Always give your child medication as prescribed. Do not change the dosage without talking to their doctor first. For some medications, such as corticosteroids, your child could become ill if you change the dose on your own.</li><li>Most JIA medications will need a prescription from the doctor. However, some of them do not need a prescription. These are called over-the-counter medications.</li><li>Many young people with JIA need to take more than one medication at the same time. This is called combination therapy. This is used to better control JIA when one medication is not enough to do the job.</li><li>JIA medications need to be taken for a long time to be effective. JIA doesn’t “go away” in a few months. Your child will probably need to take medications for many months or years.</li><li>All medications can cause side effects. You will learn about the most common side effects later in this section. It is important to discuss the different side effects of the medications with your child's doctor. They can provide you with some ways to deal with the side effects.</li><li>Make sure to tell your child's doctor about all treatments that they are receiving for JIA, or for any other problem. The doctor needs to know about any prescription and over-the-counter drugs your child is taking. You also need to tell the doctor if your child is taking other remedies, such as vitamins, minerals, supplements, or naturopathic or homeopathic therapies.</li><li>Make sure to tell your child's doctor about any other medical conditions your child might have, such as asthma.</li></ul><h2>Different names for your medicines</h2><p>Did you know that there are often two different names for each of your child's medications? The generic name is the name of the active ingredient in the drug. The brand name is given to the drug by the company that produces it.</p><p>If two or more companies make the same drug, it may be available under different brand names or under the generic name. The active ingredient is the same for all versions of the drug. For example, <a href="/Article?contentid=153&language=English">ibuprofen</a> is a generic name and Advil and Motrin are the brand names for ibuprofen.</p>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/Medications_for_JIA.jpgMedications for JIA

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