Once you have a diagnosis for RA, you’ll usually also get a prescription for medication. There are various drugs used to treat RA. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, treat the symptoms of inflammation. Disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) are used to treat the underlying condition, as do biologics. You may occasionally also be prescribed steroids. This can seem like a lot, but you may not use all of these. As well, it can help to remember that medication is a tool to get you back to living your life.