Is plaquenil safer than methotrexate

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  1. edishe Well-Known Member

    Is plaquenil safer than methotrexate

    Yesterday my rheumatologist started me on hydroxychloroquine as well. Is anyone else on this combination and have you had any problems with it as I know hydroxychloroquine can cause eye sight problems.

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    Methotrexate vs plaquenil side effects long term and short term The only problem is the Plaquenil causes severe headaches that interfer with my daily activities also. But the Dr suggested I try Methotrexate instead. Clinical practice guidelines recommend use of combination DMARDs such as hydroxychloroquine plus methotrexate for patients with a disease duration less than 6 months and moderate disease activity and poor prognostic features and is an option for high disease activity and poor prognostic features. The fatigue is still considerable on some days, but overall I feel 110% better than I did. I was unable to work before taking these drug and now I am back to working full time and I spent this entire weekend enjoying my grandkids! I have also been able to step the prednisone bake to no more than 5 Mg every two days which is a big plus.

    Recently my eyes have felt sore and, after posting a question on this site, I am seeing my GP on Monday. Thanks Hi Catjones I have been taking this combination, started on both of them in January this year.

    Is plaquenil safer than methotrexate

    DMARDs Disease-Modifying Antirheumatic Drugs – CreakyJoints, Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine sulfate dose, indications.

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  4. Mar 21, 2014 Ok, here is a question that we all could probably use an answer to; Methotrexate or Plaquenil for CREST Scleroderma. I have read Plaquenil is better for Lupus but Methotrexate is better for Scleroderma. Doctor said either is fine, but she wants me to choose. What is your experience with either or both. I need reviews.

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    Your doctor may prescribe methotrexate alone. or you may also take other drugs like aspirin, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, low-dose steroids, or other disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs. When monotherapy with a synthetic DMARD isn’t working well enough, consider a triple combination of hydroxychloroquine, methotrexate, and sulfasalazine. It works better than a two-drug combination methotrexate with either drug. Methotrexate–hydroxychloroquine combination therapy may cause lower disease activity in early RA than methotrexate monotherapy. Methotrexate monotherapy as first early RA treatment seems to lead to more treatment intensification.

  5. pechatiplus Well-Known Member

    Benefits include even better soft lens searches and helpful contact lens calculators (including RGPs and cross cylinders). ARVO Hydroxychloroquine daily dosing recs often exceeded Ideal Body Weight for Calculating Hydroxychloroquine Dosage - The. Hydroxychloroquine Side Effects, Dosage, Uses, and More
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    Quinacrine in the Treatment of Cutaneous Lupus. Quinacrine in the treatment of Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus Practical Aspects and a Case Series 57 A quinacrine preparation in combination with another antimalarial agent chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine was subsequently marketed for the treatment of discoid lupus. 2 At the end of the 1970s, however, this preparation, along with many other combination therapies, was withdrawn from the market by the US Food and Drug Administration.

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