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A 47-year-old female asked:

What is the best medication to start for mixed connective tissue disease that has more rheumatoid arthritis symptoms? when to start?

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Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Rheumatology 37 years experience
It depends on you...: If you have RA type findings, your doctor will likely want to select a medication that is used for RA even if your diagnosis is mctd. The choice of medication depends on the severity of your arthritis, your response to previous medications, allergies, other medical problems, and the potential for drug interactions or side effects. It's a complex decision! speak to your doctor.

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Last updated Jun 10, 2014

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