The COVID-19 pandemic has dominated the news in a way that could not be foreseen even as little as six months ago. And thanks to the information age in which we live, there are ample sources for information on how to protect ourselves and our loved ones from becoming infected with COVID-19, or treat it should we become infected.
Some of that information, however, can be misleading or dangerous.
One recent development that has received worldwide attention is whether a certain class of joint pain medications can improve the outcome of seriously ill virus patients.
The science is focusing primarily on rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a disease that compromises our immune system, making us more vulnerable to infections, and the class of drugs prescribed for the joint pain caused by RA, which are called "immunosuppressants." (There is also ongoing research into whether COVID-19 can trigger RA.)
The known facts at this time are that patients with RA have a compromised immune system. But the preliminary results of treatments using the RA drug tocilizumab shows that it does not have benefits for patients who are infected but not receiving the support of a ventilator. The drug may, however, provide some benefit to the most critically ill patients and studies are continuing.
There have also been news reports that nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can make users more likely to be infected by COVID-19 or worsen COVID-19 symptoms but it is important to note that at this time, there is no scientific evidence to support this claim.
Ongoing research is needed before scientists can definitely determine whether those with RA or other forms of inflammatory arthritis have worsened COVID-19 symptoms than people without autoimmune conditions. In the meantime, check with your healthcare provider about your joint pain treatment and how it may or may not affect your COVID-19 response.
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Prescription drugs for joint pain can have side effects, some serious. With tocilizumab, for example, there are 42 possible "more common" side effects, including diarrhea, chest pain, blurred vision, and many more. There are 32 "less common" side effects.
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