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Is hydroxychloroquine effective in preventing ra?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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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