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Is hydroxychloroquine effective in preventing ra?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Antimalarial: Hydroxychloroquine is in a class of drugs called antimalarials. It is used to prevent and treat acute attacks of malaria. It is also used to treat discoid or systemic lupus erythematosus and rheumatoid arthritis in patients whose symptoms have not improved with other treatments. It does not prevent rheumatoid arthritis.

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A 42-year-old member asked:

Is hydroxychloroquine effective in preventing RA progressing?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Yes.: A number of studies have shown this. Most people will require more than this: methorexate or sulfasalzine are two. If a person is in remission with ho-q, they are fortunate and probably had milder disease.

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Last updated Jun 25, 2014

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