How to switch from plaquenil to methotrexate

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  1. wendell Guest

    How to switch from plaquenil to 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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    I had to stop methotrexate about 7 months ago for my RA, due to bad side effects after using it successfully for 10 years. As an alternative, my rheumy put me on HCQS, also known as plaquenil, along with 5mg of prednisone. But ever since then I've had the runs something terrible, and whatever I do or don't do I can't seem to shake it. Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine belongs to a group of medicines called quinolines. Plaquenil is used to treat or prevent malaria, a disease caused by parasites that enter the body through the bite of a mosquito. Malaria is common in areas such as Africa, South America, and Southern Asia. Learn when your doctor might switch you to one of these drugs, and how to make the change. like methotrexate, sulfasalazine, hydroxychloroquine, or leflunomide.

    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.

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  3. Hydroxychloroquine brand namePlaquenil is a disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug DMARD approved for adults with RA. It is often given in combination with methotrexate and sulfasalazine a treatment known as triple therapy, to help slow RA disease progression for patients who do not get relief from methotrexate therapy alone. 1,2

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    Methotrexate or Plaquenil. Methotrexate is the most commonly prescribed DMARD, but it does come with the chance of side-effects. I never had any side-effects of dire consequence, but many on this forum have. Methotrexate may take longer to become effective, but USUALLY, it will take effective within the time frame you're looking at. This is a really good article. I am on Plaquenil and Methotrexate. We tried Enbrel for a year, then had to switch to Remicade. Still not working well, we have increased the dosage twice. I am on Prednisone 5mg just as a temporary measure until I go back next week. It is time to move on, but I couldn’t decide between Rituxin, Acterma, or Orencia. O’Dell JR et al. 2002 “Treatment of rheumatoid arthritis with methotrexate and hydroxychloroquine, methotrexate and sulfasalazine, or a combination of the three medications results of a two-year, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial” Arthritis Rheum May;4651164-70.

     
  4. Vann Guest

    Water retention occurs when fluid builds up in the body. Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate Rash Reports - DrugInformer Plaquenil Side Effects Common, Severe, Long Term - Will you have Fluid retention with Hydroxychloroquine.
     
  5. Senya User

    Will you have Nausea with Plaquenil - eHealthMe Summary Nausea is found among people who take Plaquenil, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Enbrel, and have Pain. This study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 48,911 people who have side effects when taking Plaquenil from Food and Drug Administration FDA.

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    Chloroquine - LiverTox - NCBI Bookshelf Chloroquine is related in structure to quinine but more potent against Plasmodium falciparum, ovale, malariae and vivax, and better tolerated than quinine. Chloroquine remains the first choice of antimalarial prophylaxis as well as treatment. Chloroquine is available in tablets of 250 and 500 mg in generic forms and under the brand name Aralen.

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