Also had to have an occupational health meeting today for my job as not worked for 6 months now and hoping they make me redundant as i can't work as a waitress with ra due to pain and flares in my opinion. (others may do) and i then can get benefits till i find a job i can do with the ra(i am not doing this just for benefits, i hope people understand that) I have now been on Plaq for just over three years and MTX for just under three years. Hydroxychloroquine with histoplasmosis Plaquenil lupus how long to work Combining Medications Plaquenil Prednisone Plaquenil Medication combinations may help rheumatoid arthritis when one drug won't Have you ever heard of someone taking Plaquenil, prednisone and methotrexate Methotrexate and Polymyalgia Rheumatica Therapy - American Patients were assessed regularly during the 76 weeks of the study. I started with plaquenil last year, yes it took almost 6 months to get a level in your body, it does help, trust me. I was on Prednisone 7.5 to 10 mg per day, had a bad flair up and I am on 40 mg per day, last Friday the dr.''s told me to go down by 5 mg per week, so from 40mg to 35 mg per day. Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine is an effective medication for autoimmune conditions and malaria that comes with less side effects than other DMARDs. Reduces inflammation and cell replication. Otrexup methotrexate is the first-choice treatment for many types of cancer and arthritis, but it has many side effects. My Rheumy suggested MTX and told me it would be months before we knew for sure it would work. The combination works well for me-though I also take a NSAID. I started feeling better about a month after starting plaq-I was also on prednisone at the time-but couldn't get all the way well. Plaquenil prednisone and methotrexate Methotrexate, Plaquenil or Sulfasalazine Azulfidine., Prednisone and Plaquenil question" Lupus Community. Plaquenil schedulePlaquenil pap frequencyHydroxychloroquine dose aaoAbruptly stopping plaquenilPlaquenil costco With Plaquenil, the possibility of permanent vision damage scares me. I also want to be sure that I'm taking a drug that will slow/stop the progression of the disease. I've read elsewhere that Plaquenil is not as strong/effective in the treatment of early RA. With Methotrexate, the reports of nausea and possible liver damage are concerning. Plaquenil vs Methotrexate rheumatoid - reddit. Compare Plaquenil vs Methotrexate -. Study Shows Methotrexate and Prednisone Combination Therapy.. Is plaquenil hydroxychloroquine with methotrexate without prednisone an effective treatment for moderate to sev more Is plaquenil hydroxychloroquine with methotrexate without prednisone an effective treatment for moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis ? Jun 09, 2006 Methotrexate MTX, trade names Trexall™ and Rheumatrex™ is the most commonly used DMARD in the treatment of RA, in up to 80% of patients in some studies. MTX is a folic acid analog, which when administered in high doses blocks purine and pyrimidine synthesis. I am waiting on my blood test to come back and he said as soon as it does he will put me on both methotrexate and plaquenil. The doctor is a very good derm. The doctor is a very good derm. But I don't feel very comfortable with him.