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How effective is sulfasalazine?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Practitioner

Sulfasalazine has been used to treat RA for many years. Studies show that it is effective and works about as well as methotrexate and other traditional DMARDs to reduce joint pain and swelling, and to slow joint damage that can be seen on x-rays. 

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