I have been on plaquenil for over a year and a half and methotrexate since September. I get my eyes checked every six months and I am now at once a month on blood work for my liver enzymes (used to be every 2 weeks). I have lupus which mainly affects my joints and skin. One affects your eyes more and one affects your liver more. I would appreciate any comments or advice from everyone. Wannabe Hi, I am on both methotrexate and plaquenil. Wannabe To Be Free To Roam Sorry to hear that you are having a lot of pain with your RA. Plaquenil radiation therapy Plaquenil and depression Plaquenil retinal toxicity dose Plaquenil severe side effects OBJECTIVE To examine the bioavailability of methotrexate MTX in the presence of hydroxychloroquine HCQ, and vice versa, to determine a possible pharmacokinetic explanation for the observation that combination treatment of rheumatoid arthritis with MTX and HCQ has been shown, clinically, to be more potent than MTX used alone. Methotrexate vs plaquenil side effects long term and short term I was recently diagnosed with an autoimmune disease that mainly fuses my joints together, but causes severe pain and fatigue. The only problem is the Plaquenil causes severe headaches that interfer with my daily activities also. In defense of your ophthalmologist, the eye problems with Plaqueni, although rare are dose related. Comparison of Plaquenil and methotrexate is difficult. Both drugs are very well tolerated and have different side effects, but if you have other medical problems, one drug might be better for you and you should discuss this with your rheumatologist. I wish you well with this decision and the results. Your chances of problems with the methotrexate are a bit larger. deductible (I am at about $2,500 - $3,000 right now). My rheumy recently added Imuran (instead of methotrexate). So, what do yall know about the side effects of both and the benefits of both? Plaquenil vs methotrexate Methotrexate and plaquenil -, Methotrexate vs plaquenil side effects long term and short. Does plaquenil work without methotrexatePlaquenil side effects weightColor dx konan in plaquenil toxicity Methotrexate vs plaquenil side effects long term and short term Nov 3, 2009 I was recently diagnosed with an autoimmune disease that mainly fuses my joints together, but causes severe pain and fatigue. Arthritis Board Index plaquenil vs methotrexate. Plaquenil vs Methotrexate Antineoplastics Cancer drugs.. Plaquenil vs. Methotrexate side effect and effectiveness.. I was diagnosed with RA in march and have been on increasing dose of methotrexate. Yesterday my rheumatologist started me on hydroxychloroquine as well. Is anyone else on this combination and have you had any problems with it as I know hydroxychloroquine can cause eye sight problems. Thanks The effects of methotrexate and hydroxychloroquine combination therapy vs methotrexate monotherapy in early rheumatoid arthritis patients Lisa Schapink. Department of Rheumatology, Sint Maartenskliniek, the Netherlands. Department of Rheumatology, Radboudumc, Nijmegen, the Interaction between Methotrexate and Plaquenil There is no known interaction between Methotrexate and Plaquenil in our records. However, an interaction may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.