Azulfidine vs Plaquenil for Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (JRA)

Azulfidine
(Rx)
Plaquenil
(Rx)
Azulfidine is an arthritis medication and an IBD medication.
Plaquenil is an arthritis medication and an anti infectious agent.
Satisfaction Score
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4.1
Very Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.7
Moderately Satisfied
Concern level
1.4
Concern level
1.8
Approval Date
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June 20, 1950
April 18, 1955
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
2,183 Discussions
76,341 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#2 for RA
#4 for Arthritis
#5 for IBD
#7 for Psoriasis
Azulfidine is prescribed for Ulcerative Colitis, RA and Arthritis and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. In addition, our data suggest that it is taken for Crohn's Disease, although it is not approved for this condition.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Lupus
#2 for RA
#4 for Joint Pain
#6 for Arthritis
#7 for UCTD
Plaquenil is prescribed for Lupus, RA, Sjogren's Syndrome and Joint Pain and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Azu
Nausea
7
Stomach Problems
4
Fever
3
Cancer
3
High Blood Pressure
3
Asthma
3
Dizziness
2
Weight Gain
2
Bloating
2
Diabetes
2
Pla
Nausea
8
Hair Loss
7
Weight Gain
4
Dizziness
3
Stomach Problems
3
Migraines
3
Hives
2
Blindness
2
Stomach Issues
1
Tinnitus
1
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Azulfidine
Azu
Plaquenil
Pla
Nausea
Azu
Pla
7
8
Stomach Problems
Azu
Pla
4
3
Fever
Azu
Pla
3
0
Cancer
Azu
Pla
3
0
High Blood Pressure
Azu
Pla
3
0
Asthma
Azu
Pla
3
0
Dizziness
Azu
Pla
2
3
Weight Gain
Azu
Pla
2
4
Bloating
Azu
Pla
2
0
Diabetes
Azu
Pla
2
0
Nausea
Pla
Azu
8
7
Hair Loss
Pla
Azu
7
0
Weight Gain
Pla
Azu
4
2
Dizziness
Pla
Azu
3
2
Stomach Problems
Pla
Azu
3
4
Migraines
Pla
Azu
3
0
Hives
Pla
Azu
2
0
Blindness
Pla
Azu
2
0
Stomach Issues
Pla
Azu
1
0
Tinnitus
Pla
Azu
1
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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B Category B
Before taking Azulfidine during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
C Category C
Before taking Plaquenil during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Azulfidine and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Plaquenil and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 500 mg
Tablet: 200 mg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Sulfasalazine
Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Azulfidine and Plaquenil: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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