Anyone being treated with hydroxychloroquine & meloxicam for their ra?

Many. Many people with mild rheumatoid arthritis respond to hydroxychloroquine. Meloxicam only helps control symptoms but does not control the inflammatory process. The key is to have the rheumatologist assess whether the Hydroxychloroquine is adequately controlling the RA to prevent progression as progression can lead to deformity.

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I am currently on hydroxychloroquine for RA and I don't seem to ever be "pain free". Any other meds I can speak to my dr about?

Several. Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) is one of many DMARD's ( disease modifying anti-rheumatic medications), most patients do well with combination of meds. Other DMARDs are: methotrexate, leflunomide, sulfasalazine, etc. Other group of medicines widely used in RA are the biologics like enbrel or humira for example. Ask your rheumatologist to seek which combination is best for you. Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) can take up to 3 mo to work. Read more...

Is hydroxychloroquine effective in preventing ra?

Antimalarial. Hydroxychloroquine is in a class of drugs called antimalarials. It is used to prevent and treat acute attacks of malaria. It is also used to treat discoid or systemic lupus erythematosus and rheumatoid arthritis in patients whose symptoms have not improved with other treatments. It does not prevent rheumatoid arthritis. Read more...

Is hydroxychloroquine effective in preventing RA progressing?

Yes. A number of studies have shown this. Most people will require more than this: methorexate or sulfasalzine are two. If a person is in remission with ho-q, they are fortunate and probably had milder disease. Read more...

How is it if a patient has both RA and Diabetes, Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) can help treat both conditions?

Not diabetes. Hi. Hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil) has efficacy in treating RA, and there are various small reports of a mild beneficial effect in type 2 diabetes, but as far as diabetes goes, hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) is not ready for prime time. And we have great type 2 drugs now! See if you see an effect on your A1c from the HCQ, but don't hesitate to use the good type 2 drugs; I love the GLP-1 and SGLT-2 drugs. Read more...

On humira q 14 days x 8 months ra. It is losing effectiveness. Adding plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) 200mg bid. Is this a good approach? When will I begin to feel better?

Not really. Methotrexate or Arava (leflunomide) would be much better options as additions to humira. If that does not work, one can always change to another biologic but i would increase the Humira injections to once weekly before giving up on it. Read more...
Good idea. Yes, addition of Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) makes sense but the Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) may take 1-2 months to kick in. There may some factors (weather, stress) that are making your RA worse instead of the Humira failing. Read more...

Rhumatoid artharitis I was diagnosed with zero negative RA and was taking prednisolone plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) somac, what to do?

Suggestion. If your are doing well on this regimen and are under the care of a Rheumatologist you should continue. If you are not doing well, are not being tested for retinal problems then you need to see a Board certified rheumatologist. Read more...

Recently diagnosed with CKD IV and RA. Take Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) now, and back pain is better, but need something else for pain.

CKD IV RA. If Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) is only helpful on one part of your body you must see your doctor about the other parts of your body not responding to Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine). Hope all goes well - please let me know. Read more...