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or Sulfasalazine for PA?
Ed, I just
found your page tonight. I
have been on methotrexate for a few months.
I am having a few side effects it seems.
The dosage is low and by injection.
Do you know of anyone who has used and has had any results with
doxycycline or sulfasalazine. I
have PA and was told that these antibiotics take a while but have good
results without the side effects. Any
thoughts? -Mark St. C.
response: Using these for PA
is news to me, Mark. doxycycline
is prescribed for major infections and sometimes, with other meds, to
treat severe acne. Sulfasalazine,
an anti-inflammatory, is described for ulcerative colitis and sometimes
for people with rheumatoid arthritis who are not responding well to
aspirin or ibuprofen (all this from the PDR
Family Guide to Prescription Drugs).
Also check out Sulfasalazine (Azulfidine)
If these drugs
do what MTX can’t, I’d surely like to learn more.
Meanwhile, Mark, you might want to ask your doctor about Enbrel for
Let us know
what happens. -Ed