Which medications in the drug class Tetracyclines are used in the treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)?

Updated: Feb 07, 2020
  • Author: Howard R Smith, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Although tetracyclines are not typically used to treat RA, the ACR recommends minocycline monotherapy in patients with a disease duration shorter than 24 months who have low disease activity and no poor prognostic factors. [137, 4]

Minocycline (Dynacin, Minocin)

The anti-inflammatory effects of minocycline may result from inhibition of inflammatory cell migration and transformation of lymphocytes.

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