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Table 4 Drug treatment recommendations

From: A systematic review of guidelines for managing rheumatoid arthritis

Guideline DMARDs Biologics Symptomatic Treatments
MTX Others Combinations JAK Inhibitors Glucocorticoids (steroids) First Subsequent Tapering NSAIDs Pain
1. American [14] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
2. APLAR [15] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
3. Australian [16] Yes Yes Yes Yes Only for specialists Yes Yes
4. Brazilian [17] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
5. British Columbia [18] Yes Yes Yes Yes Only for specialists Yes Yes
6. British Society For Rheumatology: Established [19] Generic DMARDs Generic biologics   Yes Yes
7. British Society For Rheumatology: Early [20] Generic DMARDs Yes Yes Generic biologics Implied Yes Yes
8. Canadian [21] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
9. EULAR [22] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
10. French [23] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
11. German [24] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
12. Hong Kong [25] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
13. Indian [26] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
14. Latin American [27] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
15. Mexican [28] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
16. England [29] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
17. Scotland [30] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
18. South African [31] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
19. Spanish [32] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
20. Swedish [33] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
21. Treat to Target [34] Generic DMARD treatments Yes Generic biologics Implied
22. Turkish [35] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes