Autoimmune disorders

Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis

(JRA)

  • Also known as
  • Juvenile idiopathic arthritis
  • Childhood arthritis

About Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis

Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) is a type of arthritis that happens in children age 16 or younger. It causes joint swelling, pain, stiffness, and loss of motion. It can affect any joint, and in some cases it can affect internal organs as well.

One early sign of JRA may be limping in the morning.

Top Medications for Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis according to our users

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All Medications for Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis

  • Immunosuppressant > Immunomodulator

    • Sulfasalazine
      Prescription only

      Azulfidine (Sulfasalazine) is used for moderate to severe inflammatory bowel conditions, and with other meds for treating rheumatoid arthritis.

      Was it worth it?
      • Available dosage forms:
      • Pill
      • Extended release
    • Enbrel
      (Etanercept)
      Prescription only

      Enbrel (Etanercept) is very effective at calming down your immune system, but it's expensive, you have to take into account the hassle of injections and traveling with the medication.

      • Available dosage forms:
      • Injection
    • Humira
      (Adalimumab)
      Prescription only

      Humira (Adalimumab) is very effective at calming down your immune system, but it's expensive, you have to take into account the hassle of injections and traveling with the medication.

      • Available dosage forms:
      • Injection
    • Methotrexate
      Prescription only

      Otrexup (Methotrexate) is a first line treatment for many autoimmune diseases and types of cancer. If you're taking it for a long time, you'll have to get routine blood tests.

      Was it worth it?
      • Available dosage forms:
      • Pill
      • Injection
    • Orencia
      (Abatacept)
      Prescription only

      Orencia (Abatacept) slows the progress of rheumatoid arthritis, but can also have serious side effects.

      Was it worth it?
      • Available dosage forms:
      • Injection
    • Remicade
      (Infliximab)
      Prescription only

      Remicade (Infliximab) is very effective at calming down your immune system, but you have to get each dose at your doctor's office and watch out for serious side effects.

      • Available dosage forms:
      • Injection
  • Antirheumatic > Biological response modifier

    • Sulfasalazine
      Prescription only

      Azulfidine (Sulfasalazine) is used for moderate to severe inflammatory bowel conditions, and with other meds for treating rheumatoid arthritis.

      Was it worth it?
      • Available dosage forms:
      • Pill
      • Extended release
    • Enbrel
      (Etanercept)
      Prescription only

      Enbrel (Etanercept) is very effective at calming down your immune system, but it's expensive, you have to take into account the hassle of injections and traveling with the medication.

      • Available dosage forms:
      • Injection
    • Humira
      (Adalimumab)
      Prescription only

      Humira (Adalimumab) is very effective at calming down your immune system, but it's expensive, you have to take into account the hassle of injections and traveling with the medication.

      • Available dosage forms:
      • Injection
    • Methotrexate
      Prescription only

      Otrexup (Methotrexate) is a first line treatment for many autoimmune diseases and types of cancer. If you're taking it for a long time, you'll have to get routine blood tests.

      Was it worth it?
      • Available dosage forms:
      • Pill
      • Injection
    • Orencia
      (Abatacept)
      Prescription only

      Orencia (Abatacept) slows the progress of rheumatoid arthritis, but can also have serious side effects.

      Was it worth it?
      • Available dosage forms:
      • Injection
    • Remicade
      (Infliximab)
      Prescription only

      Remicade (Infliximab) is very effective at calming down your immune system, but you have to get each dose at your doctor's office and watch out for serious side effects.

      • Available dosage forms:
      • Injection
  • Anticancer > Antimetabolite

    • Methotrexate
      Prescription only

      Otrexup (Methotrexate) is a first line treatment for many autoimmune diseases and types of cancer. If you're taking it for a long time, you'll have to get routine blood tests.

      Was it worth it?
      • Available dosage forms:
      • Pill
      • Injection

Medication side effects for Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis

These are some of the most common side effects from clinical trials for abdominal pain.

  • Meloxicam: 5%
0 of 100

At this end, no one is expected to have abdominal pain

100 of 100

At this end, almost everyone is expected to have abdominal pain

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