Medication Links

To help you have a better understanding of the medication your doctor has prescribed to you, we have provided links to the websites below. Please review the information pertaining to your prescribed drug and contact us if you have any questions.

Boniva

Boniva is a prescription medicine used to treat osteoporosis after menopause. Taken once a month, it works by increasing the bone mass.

Hyalgan

Hyalgan is used in the treatment of osteoarthritis and is given through injections directly into the knee. Pain relief lasts up to 6 months.

Orencia

Recently approved for self-injection, Orencia is a prescription medication used to treat rheumatoid arthritis. This medication is also administered by infusion.

Orthovisc

Orthovisc is a high molecular-weight hyaluronan solution that replaces the natural joint fluid in your knee after arthrocentesis.

Reclast

Reclast is used in the treatment of osteoporosis and is administered in just one dose a year by infusion. The benefits last for a full year.

Remicade

Remicade is effective in treating rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis and Crohn’s Disease. It works by blocking the function of a particular protein (TNF-alpha), which is made by your immune system.

Rituxan

Used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, Rituxan is a medication that is administered by infusion. Rituxan infusions take 4 to 6 hours.

Supartz

Supartz Joint Fluid Treatment (JFT) from Smith & Nephew is a fluid supplement for osteoarthritis that is injected into your knee in order to relieve pain and improve mobility.

Specialty Medications

Frequently asked questions regarding Specialty medications

Specialty medications are medications that are not readily available at your local pharmacy. Instead they are mailed to your home from a specialized mail order pharmacy.

Q: How long will it take for me to get my medication?

A: Specialty medications often require authorization from your insurance company. This may take additional time as the Insurance Company’s prior authorization department reviews clinical information submitted by the office. Once authorization for your medication is granted the pharmacy will contact you to set up delivery.

Q: What if I cannot afford my medication?

A: Many medications have patient assistance programs in place to help patients that cannot afford their Specialty medications. These programs are available online, by phone, or the staff can provide you a copay card in the office. This information is given to the pharmacy when setting up delivery. We recommend enrolling in these programs as they offer a variety of other services that may benefit you. If your Insurance does not participate with these copay programs ask the office Staff for more information regarding financial assistance.

Q:What do I do once I receive my medication?

A: Once you receive your medication follow the Storage instructions on the package as some medications require refrigeration. Contact the office to schedule a Teaching appointment, so the staff can show you the proper administration techniques and answer any additional questions you have.  

If you have any questions please feel free to call the office so we can assist you

Rheumatology Associates of Long Island

  • Rheumatology Associates of Long Island - 315 Middle Country Rd., Smithtown, NY 11787 Phone: 631-360-7778
  • Port Jefferson Station - 7 Medical Dr., Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776 Phone: 631-928-4885
  • Melville - 1895 Walt Whitman Rd., Melville, NY 11747 Phone: 631-249-9525
  • Staten Island - 1200 South Ave., Suite 307, Staten Island, NY 10314 Phone:
  • Riverhead - 554 E. Main St., Riverhead, NY 11901 Phone:

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