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Disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs) slow the advancement of rheumatoid arthritis. They reduce inflammation and joint damage. Taking DMARDs may lead to a remission. Common DMARDs include methotrexate (Rheumatrex), sulfasalazine (azulfidine) and lefluenomide (Avara). 

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