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Are you currently taking Sulfasalazine..and thinking of switching to Plaquenil? Plaquenil is actually considered one of the safer drugs and it can be taken with many other drugs without any reactions. The only thing is that it can take up to several months to feel any results, it's definitely not a quick fix. When I started it, my Rheum put me on both Prednisone and plaquenil..I took and tapered off the prednisone over about 8 months & in the mean time i was taking 400 mg per day of Plaquenil...so it had lots of time to build up in my system.

There are many other anti-inflammatories, though I have tried many without any relief. I have tried Mobic, Relafen, Bextra, Celebrex, Feldene, Ansaid, Prednisone, Medrol Dose Packs, and others that I cannot remember. But I am pretty sure there are other DMARDS like methotrexate for PA and RA. Hopefully someone else who has more knowledge with those diseases/treatments will reply...