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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Suggest treatment for polymyositis

i m suffering from polymyositis from last 8 years. I m taking tablet betnelan twice daily along with tablet leflonamide 10 mg daily, but I m not feeling well. I used prednisolone for 8 months, which is not giving is response. rukhsana shehnaz pakistan
Sat, 9 Nov 2019
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I am greatly concerned with your disease. Polymyositis is an autoimmune condition against body muscles.
You are already taking steroids which are the mainstay of the treatment.
There are also some other treatment options available which includes immuno-suppressants and Rituximab.

I suggest you to visit your rheumatologist and discuss further treatment options with him/her as these medications require specialist care attention

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