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What is rheumatoid arthritis?

Joints potentially affected by rheumatoid arthritis In rheumatoid arthritis (RA), the body's immune system attacks the tissue lining the joint, causing it to become inflamed. If left untreated for a long period of time, tendons, ligaments, cartilage, and bone can be affected and joints may become severely damaged. Early diagnosis and aggressive treatment are key to slowing or stopping the progression of the disease and help prevent joint damage.

Normally, RA sets into smaller joints first such as fingers, knuckles, wrists, or toes. Later on, it can spread to knees, ankles, elbows, shoulders, neck, and hips. When a joint on one side of the body is affected, the same joint on the other side will be also be affected.

Affected joints can be stiff, painful, swollen, and warm and the skin over the joint can turn pink or red. A classic sign is joint stiffness that lasts at least an hour after waking up or after periods of inactivity.

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Stock up for spring on all inhalers, turbohalers, and rotacaps.

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Now until April 30, 2014, for every inhaler product you order with River Pharmacy, we will double the shipment at no extra charge.

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Highlighted Medications


Pentoxifylline (brand name Trental) was approved for the treatment of intermittent claudication by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 1984. Intermittent claudication is a symptom of peripheral artery disease (PAD) in which patients experience pain, cramping, and fatigue in the legs or arms during exercise due to narrowed arteries restricting the blood flow.

Pentoxifylline is a sustained release tablet that works by reducing the viscosity (sticky properties) of the blood, allowing it to flow more freely through the affected arteries. Thus, more oxygen is delivered to the muscles in the limbs during exercise and this helps reduce the painful symptoms.

Pentoxifylline may also be used to treat other conditions such as:

  • High-altitude sickness
  • Asthenozoospermia (reduced sperm motility)
  • Sickle-cell thalassemia
  • Venous leg ulcers
  • Eye circulation disorders
  • Transient ischemic attacks (as a preventative measure)
  • Sudden hearing loss
  • Diabetic neuropathy (painful nerve damage caused by diabetes)
  • Recurrent canker sores
  • Raynaud's phenomenon (poor circulation in the fingers and toes)
  • Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (fatty liver disease)

Read more about Pentoxifylline or view product information.