Delayed Release for Timely Rheumatoid Arthritis Relief By Horizon Pharma

Horizon Pharma – Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis is a disease affecting nearly 3-million Americans. Women are more than twice as likely to suffer. So what’s being done to help patients suffering from RA? Join Doctor Ara Dikranian, an MD with San Diego Arthritis Medical Clinic and Horizon Pharma, as he examines not only the disease itself, but how men and women are reducing their symptoms with help from prescription medications.


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Relief for RA Joint Suffering

Three Million people are affected by Rheumatoid Arthritis in America, and 70% are women.

Three Million people are affected by Rheumatoid Arthritis in America, and 70% of those people are women.

That is a lot of people. So, what exactly is Rheumatoid Arthritis?

RA is a debilitating and painful condition caused by an abnormality in the body’s immune system affecting the lining of the joints and other internal organs. Onset usually begins in middle age but often occurs in the 20s and 30s. Symptoms include:

  • Swollen joints
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of appetite
  • Low grade fever
  • Stiffness in the morning

Symptoms begin in small joints of fingers, wrists and feet. But when swollen, these joints can be painful and difficult to move. Inflammation and stiffness is highest in early morning and can last hours.

Patients suffering from these RA symptoms should talk to their healthcare provider because there are options for patients, even those already on medicine for RA, one being RAYOS® (prednisone) delayed-release formulation.

– RAYOS’ active ingredient is prednisone which is approved as an anti-inflammatory agent. RAYOS is a delayed-release formulation of prednisone specifically studied in RA.

RAYOS may not be for everyone, so it is best to talk to your doctor about the benefits and risks discussed below.*

Make sure to tune in to The Balancing Act on Friday, May 2nd and 9th, 2014 at 7:00 am (ET/PT ) on the Lifetime Channel as Doctor Ara Dikranian, an MD and arthritis specialist/rheumatologist with San Diego Arthritis Medical Clinic discusses medical advances for RA; plus hear from a young lady who has RA.

RAYOS® (prednisone) delayed-release tablets

Approved uses of RAYOS

RAYOS, a corticosteroid, is an anti-inflammatory or immunosuppressive agent used in the treatment of many different conditions, such as certain allergic, skin, stomach and intestinal, blood, eye, nerve, kidney, breathing, rheumatologic, and specific infectious diseases or conditions, and organ transplantation. RAYOS is used in the treatment of certain endocrine conditions and to ease the symptoms, including pain, of certain cancer conditions.

Important Safety Information about RAYOS

Do not use RAYOS if you are allergic to prednisone.

Long-term use of RAYOS can affect your hormones and one of the ways your body responds to stress. Symptoms, among others, can include weight gain, changes in body appearance (particularly the face), severe fatigue, weak muscles, and high blood sugar. Tell your doctor if you develop any of these symptoms after taking RAYOS.

RAYOS can weaken your immune system, making it easier for you to get an infection or worsening an infection you already have or have recently had. Signs and symptoms of infection may be hidden. Tell your doctor if you have had a recent or ongoing infection or if you have been exposed to chickenpox or measles.

RAYOS can cause high blood pressure, salt and water retention, and low blood potassium. Your doctor should monitor these levels.

There is an increased risk of developing perforations in the stomach or intestines if you have certain stomach and intestinal disorders. Signs and symptoms may be hidden.

Behavior and mood changes can occur, including intense excitement or happiness, sleeplessness, mood swings, personality changes, severe depression, and psychosis. Existing conditions may become worse.

Long-term use of RAYOS can cause decreases in bone density. You should talk with your doctor about this risk before you initiate therapy, particularly if you are postmenopausal. Your doctor should monitor bone density with long-term therapy.

RAYOS can cause cataracts, eye infections, and glaucoma. Your doctor should monitor eye pressure if you use RAYOS for more than 6 weeks.

Do not receive a “live” vaccine while taking RAYOS. The vaccine may not work as well during this time, and may not fully protect you from disease. Tell your doctor if you have recently received a vaccine.

Taking RAYOS during the first trimester of pregnancy can harm an unborn baby.

Long-term use of RAYOS can slow growth and development in children. Children on long-term therapy should be monitored for this.

The most common side effects with RAYOS are water retention, high blood sugar, high blood pressure, unusual behavior and mood changes, increased appetite, and weight gain.

Talk to your doctor before you stop taking RAYOS. You may need to gradually reduce the amount of RAYOS you are taking. Stopping RAYOS suddenly may cause unwanted side effects.

For further information on RAYOS, please see full Prescribing Information at http://www.RAYOSRX.com/PI or http://www.RAYOSRx.com

For more information about RAYOS (prednisone) delayed release, call 1-866-963-2339

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Horizon Pharma and Bubbies of San Francisco Take Center Stage on May 2nd Show

(Pompano Beach, FL – PR.Com – April 29, 2014) Award-winning morning show The Balancing Act® airing on the Lifetime® Channel welcomes one of the leading names in help for Rheumatoid Arthritis relief and help for digestive health through fermented foods. Make sure to tune in on Friday, May 2nd at 7:00 a.m. (ET/PT) as The Balancing Act hosts help jump start the day with animated conversation and trusted information to empower a woman’s life.

Don’t miss these featured segments taking center stage on The Balancing Act:

o Reduce Suffering from Rheumatoid Arthritis with Horizon Pharma
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is one of the most common chronic inflammatory joint diseases, affecting nearly 3 million adults in the United States. Women are more than twice as likely to suffer. So what’s being done to help patients suffering from RA? Join Doctor Ara Dikranian, an MD with San Diego Arthritis Medical Clinic as he examines not only the disease itself, but how men and women are reducing their symptoms with help from prescription medications. http://www.horizonpharma.com

o Benefits of Fermented Foods with Bubbies of San Francisco
Naturally fermented foods have become a popular part of healthy eating and day-to-day dining. Americans consume sauerkraut alone – one of the most popular fermented foods – to the tune of nearly 390 million pounds of it each and every year. Join Chairman and CEO of Bubbies of San Francisco, John Gray, as he brings a lineup of great tasting Bubbies treats. He and host Olga Villaverde discuss the health benefits so often unassociated with sauerkraut and other delicious probiotic foods. http://www.Bubbies.com

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