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. Long term use of hydroxychloroquine Chloroquine tfeb 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. Nov 13, 2012 If remission was lost after eight months, prednisone was restarted at a low dose of 7.5 mg/day. If patients did not go into remission after four months, they were randomized either to a combination of multiple DMARDS and low-dose prednisone arm 1 or to adalimumab ADA and methotrexate arm 2. Prednisone is a bone killer as I’m paying the price 25 years later, but I was pretty pain free all those years! No hair loss and plaquenil has not affected my eyes other than dry eyes. Keep a diary of your meds. 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 prednisone plaquenil First Medical Help, Study Shows Methotrexate and Prednisone Combination Therapy. Hydroxychloroquine gastrointestinal side effectsPerforin ctll-2 chloroquineCdc malaria map chloroquine resistancePlaquenil in australia 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. DMARDs for Treating Rheumatoid Arthritis. Plaquenil and Prednisone. Methotrexate plaquenil prednisone First Medical Help. Methotrexate may be considered for the treatment of psoriasis or rheumatoid arthritis if other treatments have failed. It may also be used in certain cancers. Side effects can be severe and. Prescribed for Lyme Disease - Arthritis, Dermatomyositis, Malaria Prevention, Malaria, Rheumatoid Arthritis. 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 ? 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.