minocycline or doxycycline for rheumatoid arthritis

You'll see more patients taking minocycline or doxycycline for rheumatoid arthritis.

Starting minocycline within the first year of diagnosis seems to reduce joint pain and inflammation...and may delay the use of steroids and disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs).

Researchers originally tried tetracyclines for rheumatoid arthritis because they thought RA might be triggered by an infection.

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