Rheumatology Drug Monitoring

Shared care protocols and advice for DMARDs & Biologics

These sheets provide guidance on monitoring of DMARDS in primary care.

For the full shared care protocols and responsibilities for primary care refer to 

DMARDs (BNSSG joint formulary updated September 2012)

  • Azathioprine
  • D-Pencillamine
  • Gold
  • Hydroxychloroquine
  • Leflunomide
  • Methotrexate
  • Sulphasalazine

Anti TNF

  • Anti-TNF monotherapy
  • Tocilizumab monitoring guidelines
  • Safety of anti TNF treatment in males wishing to father children


Rheumatology Drug Monitoring