The Use of Minocycline in the Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis

ANTIBIOTICS
RHEUMATOID arthritis -- Treatment
AUTOIMMUNE diseases
TETRACYCLINES
IMMUNOLOGIC diseases

Abstract:The article discusses the use of minocycline in treating rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The disease, an autoimmune disease, affects about two million people in the U.S. A lifelong treatment is required to reduce inflammation, relieve pain and prevent progression. Antirheumatic drugs such as minocycline, from the tetracycline group has been used in research to study the treatment of RA. Researchers conclude that minocycline is safe, effective and a cheaper approach to the treatment of RA.

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