What happens when you stop taking plaquenil

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  1. Zoya_IT New Member

    What happens when you stop taking plaquenil


    I've been on plaquenil for 6 months for suspected Sjogren's syndrome (I don't have antibodies for Sjorgren's or Lupus but I do have Hashimoto's and have all the symptoms for Sjorgren's so the rheumatologist suggested a trial of plaquenil). Basically I've been on the drug since January and saw the rheumatologist on Wednesday to see how things are going.

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    Plaquenil is a 6-weeker as far as the benefits are concerned, but it would be more dangerous to stop if you spend a lot of time outside and if this were the summer. If you're gonna experiment, I went off it cold turkey as it didn't hurt to do it that way, but you better get back on before the summer or you could experience a flare-up. Jun 30, 2015 Take Plaquenil exactly as prescribed. Plaquenil comes in tablet form. It is taken once or twice a day, unless it is used for the prevention of malaria, in which case it is taken once a week beginning 1 to 2 weeks prior to traveling to an area where malaria is common. If you are taking Plaquenil to treat an inflammatory condition or malaria, you should be aware of the side effects that may occur to your eyes and vision. Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine is in a class of drugs called disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs, which are used to decrease inflammation, pain and joint damage.

    I do think it's helped with fatigue and muscle pain but it's hard for me to compare to Xmas as when the improvement is so gradual I think it's really hard to notice on a gradual basis. I *think* I'm improving but it's been a gradual process and I said to him that it's quite hard to tell how much of an improvement I'm feeling.

    What happens when you stop taking plaquenil

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  6. I can't believe you were told to stop taking plaquenil after only 6 months since it can take up to one YEAR to achieve full benefits! I don't know much about any sort of withdrawal but if I were you I'd start taking it again. I'd also have your thyroid checked. I'm hypothyroid and take levo along with he plaquenil.

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    Lyons emphasizes the importance of annual screening and says that, although annual screening is recommended for everyone taking Plaquenil, it is imperative for people who have been taking the medication for more than 10 years, who have a higher incidence of retinal toxicity. Take Plaquenil with a meal or a glass of milk. To prevent malaria Start taking Plaquenil 2 weeks before entering an area where malaria is common. Continue taking the medicine regularly during your stay and for at least 8 weeks after you leave the area. Jul 24, 2010 What Are The Side Effects Of Stopping Methotrexate? I have been on Methotrexate for three months. I have become so exhausted and weak, that everyday activities are much more difficult.

     
  7. viipp User

    Plaquenil, hydroxychloroquine (HCQ), is an anti-malarial medication that has been proven to be useful in the treatment of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and other inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. Retina Today - Imaging in Hydroxychloroquine Toxicity April. Despite Plaquenil dosing recommendations, retinal toxicity. Plaquenil therapy and eye exams. - Eye Care - MedHelp
     
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    Aralen chloroquine Malaria Drug Side Effects & Dosage Chloroquine resistance is widespread. Chloroquine should not be used for treatment of P. falciparum infections from areas of chloroquine resistance or malaria occurring in patients where chloroquine prophylaxis has failed. Patients infected with a resistant strains of plasmodia should be treated with another antimalarial drug.

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  9. yton User

    Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil Success, Reviews and Side Effects Hydroxychloroquine is an antimalarial drug used to prevent and treat malaria. Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil is also a disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug DMARD used to treat both acute and chronic rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, and discoid lupus erythematosus.

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