I currently take 6 tablets a week and I started taking them in February this year . Has anyone been through the same as me, and find that the meds simply haven't worked so you have to simply start again. I have called my nurse specialist but she hasn't got back yet. Hang in there- it's very early days x I'm afraid Jacki08 is right it's early days and these meds take time. I am still in a lot of pain I have immense fatigue and feel miserable. I started MTX in September along with naproxen and gradually built up to 8 tablets (20mg) a week by the end of December. Stopping plaquenil for lupus Can plaquenil be taken with neurontin Eye exam before plaquenil Plaquenil and bypass surgery Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine is considered an older DMARD disease modifying anti-rheumatic drug. Plaquenil was actually first classified as an antimalarial drug, but it is also used to treat certain rheumatic and autoimmune conditions which are unrelated to malaria. If that doesn’t bring me out of the flare, we will start talking Imuran in addition to Plaquenil. When I asked him if I should stay home from work and pull my kids out of school, he said it may be an overreaction, but since we don’t really know, my health comes first. Make sure you’re taking your Vitamin D I take 50000iu/once a week. Hi - the protocol in Victoria BC where I am seems to be that the base medication is Methotrexate then if it doesn't work three to six months later they add another one like Sulphasalazine and or Hydroxychloroquine I tried all three of those together. Things have been in their stride since mid February and now it's looking good regarding fatigue, swelling and pain (though I only ever had a little pain compared to what others have described). I started taking mthx in October last year and expected results quite quickly. What if hydroxychloroquine doesn t work Hydroxychloroquine Uses, Dosage & Side Effects -, Anyone else worried about a Hydroxychloroquine shortage? lupus Mg per kg body wt hydroxychloroquine dosagePlaquenil short term side effects Hydroxychloroquine doesn’t work immediately – it may be 12 weeks before you notice the benefit. Page 1 Hydroxychloroquine should effectively treat your condition, and stop it causing damage to your joints. It has been tested and has helped many people. However, as with all drugs some people will have side-effects. This leaflet sets Hydroxychloroquine information booklet - Versus Arthritis. Early RA treatment - Hydroxychloroquine? Hi all, just.. RA and Hydroxychloroquine How Effective is it for Rheumatoid.. Does anyone know if hydroxychloroquine and methotrexate can cause weight loss day, been taking for over a year now but although it helps with some of the pain. I have to have steroid. The good news is that hydroxychloroquine targets the immune system without causing an increase in the risk of infection or cancer that can be seen with other immunosuppressant medications. The typical dose for hydroxychloroquine is 200-400mg per day and is based on a person’s body weight or if you are overweight, your ideal body weight. Hydroxychloroquine oral tablet is available as a brand-name drug and a generic drug. Brand name Plaquenil. Hydroxychloroquine comes only as a tablet you take by mouth. Hydroxychloroquine is used to treat malaria, lupus erythematosus, and rheumatoid arthritis.