Has anyone taken Methotrexate and Naproxen at the same time? I recently quit Methotrexate because of side effects but only 2 weeks ago so still in my system and as I have to wait to see my specialist, he has prescribed Naproxen in the meantime (got someone to pick up the prescription from the hospital). Just been reading about interactions.
Methotrexate and Naproxen?: Has anyone taken... - NRAS
Yes I take both. It is good to pay attention to the drugs you are prescribed, but you also have to recognise that sometimes the ideal world is not the one we live in and compromises have to be made. This is part of the reason we are well monitored on MTX and similar drugs to get an early warming of any interactions developing.
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Thank you for your reply. Yeah the truth is the RA I developed when I was 19 attacked my joints, did its worst and then left. Of course there is visible damage but no pain. The pain I have is from synovitis in my hand and this is something I cannot seem to make specialists understand. And also the reason I've reacted so badly to MTX, I believe. I live in Spain, have a specialist who is really sweet but all of them have always been confused by exactly what I have.
In my case, the methotrexate stopped doing the job on it's own, so the hydroxychloroquine was added to see if that would help bring things under control. If it doesn't (still waiting to see) they'd normally try biologics next, but what with covid-19 complicating matters (biologics supposedly increase susceptibility to infection, especially when you first start taking them) they decided to add yet another immunosuppressant, sulfasalizine.
Prednisolone is there because I'm having a massive, prolonged flare-up. Naproxen too.
All the rest of the junk is there to counter side effects. Phew!