At first it seemed like it helped now I feel the same as before I started taking the medicine other than the fact that none of my clothes fit and there is a lot more of me to carry around. Anyone know if I quit taking it if the weight will fall back off I started Hydroxychloroquine 2 weeks ago. One week in and I thought this may just work, except for the ‘extra itchiness’ I seemed to get every night. Mint hydroxychloroquine Chloroquine lysing the endosome Don't get me wrong- they have always been bothersome, but I was really liking the improvement in my back from the Remicade. I would love to switch rheumys again to one who has been suggested as up on the current research and supportive of females, but I feel like maybe it is better to let him figure out taking me off the other meds was a mistake. Jolie – Taking the meds is preferable to Joint pain and damage. I started on sulfasalazine and plaquenil but both made me violently sick. Plaquenil was too mild and did not control the progression of my RA. I have been on Methotrexate for 7 years first 6 yrs was oral tablets and the last year has been injectable. I have been on Methotrexate, Plaquenil, predisone and Orenciabiologic for several years, no serious side effects that I can identify, and they keep my RA in check. It comes down too the risks of side effects verses permanent joint damage and crippling. Due to the Plaquenil, you need eye exams every six months. I was prescribed this drug to ease my ra disease, I was taking 400mg per day which was to last for 3 months then reduced to 200mg. Right before I hit the two week mark, I woke up with my heart racing and continued feeling my heart flutter all day and I just felt week and tired. After msging Rheum, decided to stop taking meds to see how I feel and continue with the AIP to handle symptoms and try to work at ‘healing from inside out! Time will tell and I’m eager to see how much the AIP is helping once odd meds. Has anyone been treated on just sulfasalazine and plaquenil Has anyone had luck with sulfasalazine after a few months of., Member Discussions and Questions Advice Needed for Plaquenil Vs. Chloroquine and lysosome phPlaquenil and visionWhat stage of infection did the chloroquine treatOtis pregnancy hydroxychloroquinePlaquenil depletes magnesium This medication does not cure this condition, but it helps decrease symptoms such as fever, stomach pain, diarrhea, and rectal bleeding. After an attack is treated, sulfasalazine is also used to increase the amount of time between attacks. This medication works by reducing irritation and swelling in the large intestines. Sulfasalazine Oral Uses, Side Effects, Interactions, Pictures.. Bone Joint Muscle - Arthritis Methotrexate vs sulfasalazine.. Combination hydroxychloroquine and sulfasalazine - HealthUnlocked. What are the side effects of hydroxychloroquine and sulfasalazine in treating rheumatoid arthritis? ANSWER Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil and sulfasalazine Azulfidine are used for mild. Azulfidine EN-tabs sulfasalazine delayed release tablets is an anti-inflammatory agent and immunomodulatory agent used to treat moderate to severe ulcerative colitis. Azulfidine is also used to treat rheumatoid arthritis in children and adults who have received other arthritis medications without successful treatment of symptoms. Plaquenil was one of the first treatments i had too - again i was told it needed to be used with other meds. I think i had it for a year and then moved onto more 'tough' stuff. I have just started taking it again as now have drug induced lupus and as yet can't say its working.