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. Can i take plaquenil and prednisone together What is hydroxychloroquine used to treat Methotrexate is the cornerstone of treatment for RA and has demonstrated efficacy not only in treating the symptoms of RA but also to prevent the development of joint damage. Methotrexate does suppress the immune system, but serious infections with methotrexate are not common. 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. Dec 15, 2010 hello hope everyone is well just a quick question, i have been on methotrexate for 2 months increasing from 7.5 to 15 and now to 25mg.weekly now been given plaquenil 400mg daily, has anyone else been on this mixture and has it worked or how long should i wait to see if it works. 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 Study Shows Methotrexate and Prednisone Combination Therapy., Perioperative Management of Medications Used in the Treatment. Plaquenil and sulfasalazinePrescribing hydroxychloroquine for ra for med studentsDoes plaquenil cause low white blood cell countChloroquine or proguanil Schrama JC, Espehaug B, Hallan G, Engesaeter LB, Furnes O, Havelin LI, Fevang BT. Risk of revision for infection in primary total hip and knee arthroplasty in patients with rheumatoid arthritis compared with osteoarthritis a prospective, population-based study on 108,786 hip and knee joint arthroplasties from the Norwegian Arthroplasty Register. Perioperative management of the. - PubMed Central PMC. Methotrexate and plaquenil -. Vasculitis 5 Drugs to Control This Mysterious Blood.. 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. DMARD Side Effects and Use. Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil and sulfasalazine Azulfidine are used for mild rheumatoid arthritis. They are not as powerful as other DMARDs, but they usually cause fewer side effects. In rare cases, Plaquenil can adversely affect the eyes, and patients taking this medicine should be seen by an ophthalmologist at least once a year. I was started on plaquenil and prednisone at my diagnosis. They made a big difference in how I felt, but I recently added MTX and am beginning to see MAJOR changes, and I'm likin' it. You could always start with plaquenil, which doesn't have much risk or side effects and add MTX later.