So far it has helped a little bit but I wanted to add a Hair vitamin(that has Biotin ) and lots of other vitamins for the hair. I ordered from Puritans Pride Vitamin company and I also got some special shampoos and conditioners..its also my Birthday:) Happy Birthday to me... RA is an inconvienence but it will not stop my life!!! GNC usually carries it and it's about 24.00 for 120 capsules. Ibuprofin and plaquenil How much quinine is in hydroxychloroquine Chloroquine order I worked with my doctor and we reduced the levels and now I have been experiencing the benefits of using methotrexate and getting my life back again. We are not a textbook and need to tweak the doses for our body chemistry. I also take folic acid with it to counteract the negative side effects. The rescue drugs are Leucovorin or simple high dose folic acid supplements. My question would be, how well is Plaq working for you? If you do continue taking Plaquenil, you'll need to have your eyes checked on a regular basis every 6 months to a year to avoid a rare side effect that can damage your vision. My doc said it's okay to take the folic acid on the same day, but 12 hours apart - I take all my vitamins in the morning, and the meds at night. Oh - and just in case, I do believe it's fine to take the Mtx with Plaquenil. I've taken them for about 3 years now and have gained some growth although my eye brows have never grown back. much more important things in our worlds to worry about eye brows right? I am 38 and I am so mad that this is happening to me. Iguess I should be happy that I still have my hair for now. / I thought one was suppose to loose it on this medication?? And it usually doens't cause hair loss...it's rare but can happen. And it is upsetting to lose hair - it's a BIG deal to women. Everytime I took a shower it just came out in my hands and ALOT in the drain. The capsules are MUCH easier to swallow than the tablets (they are huge). I'm 39 and have had hair loss from plaquenil...needless to say I'm not taking plaquenil anymore. Happy birthday and happy hair growth I was on Arava for just a couple of months, and suffered alot of hair loss. Do i need to take folic acid with plaquenil Rheumatoid Arthritis - I am on Methotrexate, requip, folic., Methotrexate vs plaquenil side effects long term and short term What type of arthritis is plaquenil prescribed forChloroquine phosphate fish suicidePlaquenil walgreensHydroxychloroquine prophylaxisPlaquenil dosing instructions Just make sure that you check that there is no interactions with the plaquenil. I do think some supplements such as magnesium need to be taken 4 hours before/after plaquenil otherwise it can reduce drug absorption of plaquenil. As multi vit have magnesium you have to be careful of this. Vitamins with plaquenil and pred. DailyStrength. Methotrexate - Take on Empty Stomach or With Food. Vitamins for Rheumatoid Arthritis. My rheumatologist gave me a choice of methotrexate, sulfasalazine or plaquenil and told me to do some research on the medications. No need to take folic acid if you take the active form of folate, the ration is the same; don't go over 1mg. unless your doctor say so. I was expecting to be very sick as most medications seem to have that effect on me. Maybe if your folic acid was increased then you could increase the MTX. I made sure that I took folic acid every day for a week before I started the MTX as I had read up on it and I really believe that it has helped. I guess we are all affected differently. Track DMARD Effects. DMARDs are often standard treatment for rheumatoid arthritis. Even if you've been taking them a while, you still need to track how well they work and watch for side effects.