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Arthritis board

Plaquenil is an older DMARD (disease-modifying antirheumatic drug). Biologics are the DMARDs of choice now - those IV and home injection drugs. I was on plaq for several years, it worked ok, not great but not bad. I took it combination with other meds including methotrexate, arava and imuran. I stopped taking it to try Enbrel.

I think it's worth a shot to try plaq, especially if he's been on everything else and hasn't tried it yet. Generic plaquenil is very affordable.

The American College of Rheumatology has an info page on Plaq and and other DMARDs as well, you could check to see if there's anything else he hasn't been on yet. [url]http://www.rheumatology.org/public/factsheets/hydroxychloroquine.asp?aud=pat[/url]

Good luck . . .
Hi, and thank you both for your replies. He has not tried Imuran. I am printing some information on it to give to his Dr. He has tried arava and Enbrel with no relief at all and my insurance will not pay for it anyway.