Plaquenil and methotrexate for sjogren's syndrome

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  1. Whost New Member

    Plaquenil and methotrexate for sjogren's syndrome


    If so, would you share a comment on the experience you have had with methotrexate; & the length of time on the medication, benefits noted, and side effects. It can be brief or as detailed as you desire to describe your experience. I used plaquenil for some time on its own, then added in MTX before changing over to leflunomide.

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    Does anyone use methotrexate just for their Sjogrens symptoms? If so, would you share a comment on the experience you have had with methotrexate; & the length of time on the medication, benefits noted, and side effects. Sjogren's Syndrome Support. Methotrexate opinions. Symptoms and Medical Treatments _Lisa_D. I used plaquenil for some. Sep 05, 2016 I think the Plaquenil is still helping me, but for whatever reason my Sjogren's is just getting more aggressive lately. If a doctor wants to give you a medicine, then they think it might help you. You should at least give it a try. There is no "cure" for Sjogren's at least not yet and medicine won't magically make all your symptoms go away. Some patients develop a cough or low grade fever. Rarely, a pneumonia-like syndrome can complicate treatment. Methotrexate can be irritating to the liver. Patients taking methotrexate should avoid drinking alcohol and need to have liver function tests performed by their physician on a regular basis.

    I would have stayed on MTX if it worked for me, but it didn’t. I didn’t drop plaquenil until I had been on a biologic for about six months.

    Plaquenil and methotrexate for sjogren's syndrome

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  4. It’s used in people with Sjogren’s syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, and lupus to relieve joint pain, fatigue, and rashes. It may take up to 12 weeks for you to notice the effects of hydroxychloroquine. Hydroxychloroquine is safe, even for pregnant women with Sjogren’s syndrome.

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    Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil, a drug designed to treat malaria, is often helpful in treating Sjogren's syndrome. Drugs that suppress the immune system, such as methotrexate Trexall, also might be prescribed. Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine "I’ve been on plaquenil 400mg once a day for 6 months now due to Sjogrens. If your are wondering how long the plaquenil takes to work, it took about 3 months before I starting feeling better. Hi there, I did have a loss of appetite on plaquenil, but not in a good way. It was nausea, dizzy spells and anxiety. I am one of the few that had a hard time tolerating it, so I no longer take it.

     
  5. Sergio S. New Member

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  6. Maisie New Member

    Hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil) is considered a disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug (DMARD). What Is Hydroxychloroquine and How Does It Help Arthritis. RA and Hydroxychloroquine How Effective is it for. Hydroxychloroquine Side-effects, uses, time to work
     
  7. Imper Guest

    Hydroxychloroquine - Wikipedia Hydroxychloroquine HCQ, sold under the brand name Plaquenil among others, is a medication used for the prevention and treatment of certain types of malaria. Specifically it is used for chloroquine-sensitive malaria. Other uses include treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and porphyria cutanea tarda. It is taken by mouth.

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