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. Effect of disease stage of progression of hydroxychloroquine retinopathy What does hydroxychloroquine do Plaquenil vs Methotrexate. It wasn't until the addition of the Plaquenil, Prednisone, and Sulfasalazine that my pain improved within a two week period afterwards. I switched to MTX injections because I couldn't successfully taper off of the prednisone 5mg increments without the return of pain. 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. 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 Prednisone and Plaquenil question" Lupus Community., Methotrexate Does it weaken my immune system? Plaquenil causing dry mouthChloroquine corneaChloroquine antimalarial side effects Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil is used to treat malaria, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis. Learn about side effects, warnings, dosage, and more. Taking methotrexate with hydroxychloroquine has. Hydroxychloroquine Side Effects, Dosage, Uses, and More. Methotrexate and plaquenil -. Methotrexate and plaquenil - @Kristinsaba1988 - Scleroderma - 20151009.. 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. Oct 09, 2015 I had a biopsy and my doctor said he believes it is morphea. 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. 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.