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Non-biologic Treatments for Inflammatory Arthritis

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Treatments for inflammatory arthritis are tailored to the specific disease, its symptoms and its severity. Currently there is no cure for inflammatory arthritis, but there are treatments available to help relieve symptoms. Treatments are also tailored to individual patients and their overall health condition.

The main aims of treatment will be to relieve your symptoms, slow the progression of the condition and improve your quality of life.

In most cases, treatment can involve a combination of exercise, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, podiatry, surgery and medication.

Non-biologic Medicines used to Treat Inflammatory Arthritis

Painkillers (analgesics) reduce pain and are often used alongside other medications.

Routes of Administration for Non-Biologic Treatments


  • Tablets
  • Injected
  • Infusion


  • Tablets
  • Liquid form
  • A subcutaneous injection (just under the skin) via a pre-filled pen device
  • Oral suspension
  • Oral solution

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)

  • Tablets

The information provided on this website is not a substitute for professional medical care. If you have any concerns about your health or medicine, you should consult your healthcare specialist or general practitioner.

If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in the patient information leaflet. You can also report side effects directly in the UK via the Yellow Card Scheme website: or via the the MHRA Yellow Card App in the Google Play or Apple App Store. In Ireland please report via the HPRA at

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IE-DA-2300079. September 2023