Reactive Arthritis Treatment
Treatment of Reiter's syndrome may include antibiotics and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain. Some may need to be treated with corticosteroids or other more potent anti-inflammatory agents.
Treatment of Reiter's syndrome may include:
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain:
- Ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil, Nuprin, NeoProfen)
- Ketoprofen (Actron, Orudis, Oruvail)
- Naproxen (Anaprox, Naprosyn, Aleve)
- Celecoxib (Celebrex)
- Indomethacin (Indocin)
- Corticosteroid medications:
- Antibiotics for Reiter's syndrome:
- Disease modifying agents:
- Narcotic pain medication:
- For moderate to severe pain
- For short term use only
Reactive Arthritis Questions For Doctor
The following are some important questions to ask before and after the treatment of Reiter's syndrome.
Questions to ask before treatment:
- What are my treatment options?
- What are the risks associated with treatment?
- Am I contagious?
- For how long?
- What are the complications I should watch for?
- How do I avoid passing the infection to others?
- How long will I be on medication?
- What are the potential side effects of my medication?
- Does my medication interact with nonprescription medicines or supplements?
- Should I take my medication with food?
Questions to ask after treatment:
- Do I need to change my diet?
- Are there any medications or supplements I should avoid?
- When can I resume my normal activities?
- When can I return to work?
- What else can I do to reduce my risk for having Reiter's syndrome again?
- How often will I need to see my doctor for checkups?
- What local support and other resources are available?
Reactive Arthritis Specialist
Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat Reiter's syndrome:
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