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Has anyone ever taken pain medication hydroxychloroquine?

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Dr. Pierre Moeser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Not a pain med

Many people with mild rheumatoid arthritis (RA) or lupus respond to hydroxychloroquine.
It is not a pain medication. The key is to have the rheumatologist assess whether the Hydroxychloroquine is adequately controlling the RA to prevent progression as progression can lead to deformity. If the diagnosis is lupus, control needs to be measured also.

In brief: Not a pain med

Many people with mild rheumatoid arthritis (RA) or lupus respond to hydroxychloroquine.
It is not a pain medication. The key is to have the rheumatologist assess whether the Hydroxychloroquine is adequately controlling the RA to prevent progression as progression can lead to deformity. If the diagnosis is lupus, control needs to be measured also.
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