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This page contains answers to common questions about rheumatic conditions and treatment. If you need further assistance please phone our advice line on 01473 703315. As there are a large number of questions on this page you may need to scroll down to see them all.

Rheumatology FAQs

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I am having side effects from my treatment - what should I do?

Unfortunately some of the medications we use to treat rheumatic disease can cause unpleasant, and occasionally serious side effects. Nausea, diarrhoea, vomiting, headache, dizziness, mouth ulcers, sore throats and rashes may occur, also shortness of breath and/or a dry cough, which may require further investigation. It is important to report any side effects, even those not listed, and seek advice from the rheumatology team regarding your continuing treatment.

More information about rheumatology medications.