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Medication Guides


The medication guides provide streamlined information on the administration of biologic, antiresorptive, and other medications used to treat patients with rheumatic disease. They also contain alerts about drug supply changes, applicable dosing calculators, and links to the manufacturers full prescribing information and patient guide.

The guides are intended to assist registered nurses (RNs), health professionals new to rheumatology, or people who need basic information about the agents.

Status Update

The medication guides are being updated to reflect the latest best practices. Please check back in late June 2023 for the full listing and new guides.


If you are a patient, please consult your rheumatologist or health professional for medical advice, diagnosis, and treatment for your unique medical condition. For more details on how working with a rheumatologist can help you live well with rheumatic disease, read our article on the importance of following your treatment plan.

Medication Guides

  • Abatacept (Orencia)
  • Belimumab (Benlysta)
  • Certolizumab (Cimzia)
  • Denosumab (Prolia)
  • Golimumab (Simponi Aria)
  • Ibandronate (Boniva)
  • Infliximab (Remicade)
  • Pegloticase (Krystexxa)
  • Rituximab (Rituxan)
  • Tocilizumab (Actemra)
  • Zoledronic Acid (Reclast)

Guideline and Criteria App

The ACR’s Guideline and Criteria App is the go-to mobile tool for clinicians to implement guideline recommendations and criteria sets into practice. The app features interactive tools to inform treatment decisions at the point of care, including algorithms, scores and calculators, full guideline and criteria content, keyword searches, customizable bookmarks, and note-taking capabilities. Download the free app on the App Store or Google Play and have quick access on your iOS or Android device.


Download on the App Store


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