Methotrexate and Hydroxychloroquine

Have been on Hydroxychloroquine few weeks they have added Methotrexate I forgot to ask nurse if I take both together at the same time on Methotrexate day as I take two doses am pm of Hydroxychloroquine. Also she said can take ppi as on 15mg Methotrexate thought this wasnt allowed asked lots of questions but never enough time.


  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 27,608

    Hi @Welsh1

    I'm not a member of the helpline team, just an ordinary forum membeŕ but I've been taking meth and hydroxy together for years. And given them together when in hospital.

    I also take a PPI but I thoughr they had to be taken on an empty stomach so I have mine at my bedside with water. I take them first thing and, I'm so slow, by the time I'm showered, dressed and have prepared my breakfast, I reckon it's OK to take them with my breakfast.

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  • Welsh1
    Welsh1 Member Posts: 22

    Thanks yes ppi empty stomach can I take the Meth and hydroxy together with evening meal? Or leave a gap between them. I like the term Meth as can't say the full names of them I leave medics finish my sentence ha.

  • Hi@Welsh1

    Thanks for your question to the Helpline & sorry for the delay in replying. We are not medically qualified here on the Helpline and cannot answer questions to do with dosage or timing of medication. These questions are best put to your Rheumatology Nurse Specialist. You should be able to leave them a voicemail and one of them should call you back. If you are having problems getting through to them, you can try leaving your question with the medical secretary for your Rheumatologist - and they will make sure you have a reply. If you still are struggling to reach them, do ring us on 0800 5200520.

    For more informal input, try posting on the Living with arthritis forum.

    All the best

    Guy - Helpline Team