A 39-year-old female asked:
i'm using plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) 200mg and prednisone 10mg for rheumatoid arthritis, can i take vitamin c while using these medications.
3 doctor answers
Dr. Sandra Pinkham answered
52 years experience Holistic Medicine
Re-evaluate: If you are having fatigue, joint swelling and pain while on Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) and Prednisone you may want to re-evaluate your total treatment. Vitamin c with bioflavanoids together with a high quality curcurmin and boswelia can block histamine and cytokines found elevated in rheumatoid arthritis. It is also helpful to eat foods that are anti-inflammatory, optimize vit d3, and manage stress skillfully.
Answered on Aug 22, 2017
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc answered
22 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Vitamin c is fine to take while taking these medications. Not sure why you would take it, though. Recent studies have shown that your food should provide you with enough vitamins so if your food is inadequate, dietary modifications are necessary to get it where it should be.
Answered on Feb 18, 2014
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