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Methotrexate vs. Sulfazine for RA

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Methotrexate

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Other Names: Rheumatrex   Trexall

Sulfazine

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Other Names: Sulfasalazine   Azulfidine
Rating: 3 out of 5
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Rating: 2 out of 5
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Methotrexate (International Nonproprietary Name) , abbreviated MTX and formerly known as amethopterin, is an antimetabolite and antifolate drug. It is used in treatment of cancer, autoimmune diseases, ectopic pregnancy, and for the induction... Read more on Wikipedia
Sulfadiazine is a Sulfonamide (medicine) antibiotic... Read more on Wikipedia
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By Saeed
March 29, 2014
Saeed wrote
Methotrexate really working for me
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By Saeed
March 17, 2014
Saeed wrote
Methotrexate
I too am reluctant to begin treatment with Methotrexate...for same reason....scared of side effects...glad to read someone else feels the same!
Jean M  |  April 16, 2014
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By Saeed
February 28, 2014
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Inflammation
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By Elizabeth
August 29, 2013
Elizabeth wrote
Methorexate 100mg
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By Txbetty
August 13, 2013
Txbetty wrote
Itching all over...Celebrex, Methotrexate, Hydrochlorothiazide the cause???
The problem could actually be Fibromyalgia, which many people with RA suffer from.
Susanne Deumig  |  April 21, 2014
Txbetty and Hal, Like both of you, I have been on Celebrex for at least a year. I also take HCTZ 12.5 mg and started Methotrexate two months ago. I did have itching all over like you described, Txbetty, and I figured out that it was simply the particular brand of folic acid I was taking. It's been a long time since you wrote your post, but I happened to see it and wanted to comment. I assume you are taking folic acid if you are still on MTX; if you are still itching then it is something to
Lily  |  February 1, 2014
I have been on Celebrex for over a year and had fantastic results. I suffered pain in my neck and shoulders due to arthritis. Celebrex was like a miracle for me. I was going to physio for the pain, which did not good. Now after being pain free for one year I have been experiencing extreme itchiness all over my body. It feels like something crawling in my scalp, eyebrows, nose and beard. Then it feels like something biting me and there is nothing there and I have no bites . Yikes.
Hal  |  August 25, 2013
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August 3, 2013
gmof3 wrote
sulfazine side effects
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What patients are saying about Methotrexate vs. Sulfazine

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to the MTX really helped, especially with the fatigue,...
...on the drugs. I am already on MTX and Plaquenil, Sulfazine was just added to the ...already. Adding Plaquenil to the MTX really helped, especially with the fatigue,...
I was diagnosed. I'm on methotextrate (6 pills once per...
...didn't get better after surgery. In fact, I wasn't even diagnosed till post-op. When the weight came off and the Dr. could see how badly swollen some of my joints were, they did more tests and I wa...
willis, Was on 15mg of mtx, but the side effects could not...
Hi willis, Was on 15mg of mtx, but the side effects could not be tolerated, so ...folic acid to 10mg, and is looking at starting the sulfazine in may, but she has to check with all...
of liver problems, I can't take Mtx so I'm on sulfazine and...
...like you, I have little pain. What's important here is to start treatment to stop the disease and keep it at bay. Because of liver problems, I can't take Mtx so I'm on sulfazine and plaquenil and I...
love it!! I was also started on mtx and sulfazine. My liver...
...love it!! I was also started on mtx and sulfazine. My liver also suffered ...I was taken off the mtx and put on plaquenil and sulfazine. Plaquenil made the differen...
me on sulfazine for my reactive arthritis, but i was...
...the doctor first started me on sulfazine for my reactive arthritis, but i was allergic to it. so we went to mtx. my checkup with ...when i am taking mtx. ugh. so far, no side effects from drugs....
before. I'm taking Planquenil, MTX, Sulfazine and Embrel,...
...always ends in a flare which last longer than the one before. I'm taking Planquenil, MTX, Sulfazine and Embrel, each were added because my flares were worse then the last....
 I take methotrexate, sheepful takes sulfazine,...
...sulfazine,  gold injections are a possibility. Rheumatologist will try the different options until something that works is found. There is also a new option, not, in the UK because it's expensive o...
meds? I have been on methotrexate and sulfazine for about...
...your meds? I have been on methotrexate and sulfazine for about 2 months now and finally feel somewhat normal again. I still have aches and pains and get tired, but not nearly like...
using Methotrexate, Enbrel, Humira, Methylprednisolone,...
...have been using Methotrexate, Enbrel, Humira, Methylprednisolone, Sulfazine...
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