Plaquenil is used to treat or prevent malaria, a disease caused by parasites that enter the body through the bite of a mosquito. Malaria is common in areas such as Africa, South America, and Southern Asia. Best way to take plaquenil Does plaquenil help with ms Allergic reaction to Plaquenil. Discussion in 'Medications' started by SickANDexhausted, Mar 25, 2015. SickANDexhausted Junior Member. I was just prescribed Plauqenil and was given Hydroxycloroquine Zydus. Less than two weeks in, I had an extremely bad allergic reaction. It started out with these ugly, itchy red hives on my left arm. Plaquenil is the brand name for the prescription drug hydroxychloroquine. It's used to treat and prevent malaria infection, and to reduce symptoms and progression of autoimmune diseases such as. SIDE EFFECTS. The following adverse reactions have been identified during post-approval use of PLAQUENIL or other 4-aminoqunoline compounds. Because these reactions are reported voluntarily from a population of uncertain size, it is not always possible to reliably estimate their frequency or establish a causal relationship to drug exposure. Plaquenil is also an antirheumatic medicine and is used to treat symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and discoid or systemic lupus erythematosus. This medicine is not effective against all strains of malaria. Allergic reaction when changed from hydroxychloroquine to plaquenil Plaquenil and Sulfa Allergies" Lupus Community - Support., Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine - Side Effects, Dosage. Does chloroquine interact with vitaminsPlaquenil sunburnFda chloroquine-primaquine pill malariaTests to get before starting hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil or Hydroxychloroquine. Leave a Comment. What is Plaquenil. Plaquenil Adverse Reactions with Treating Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis; Ocular Reactions. The goal with ocular screening for the side effects of Plaquenil is to find the damage at the earliest stage to reduce the amount of vision loss. The risk is low in the beginning. Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine Side Effects and Adverse.. Side Effects of Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine, Warnings, Uses. Hydroxychloroquine Side Effects Common, Severe, Long Term.. PLAQUENIL hydroxychloroquine sulfate tablets is indicated for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, and discoid and systemic lupus erythematosus, in patients who have not responded satisfactorily to drugs with less potential for serious side effects. May 13, 2015 Therefore, there is no test to confirm a “true reaction”, other than an assay for G6PD if your patient experienced anemia. There are reports of bronchospasm, urticaria and pruritus in the package insert but the mechanism for these reactions is not known. In summary, there is no confirmatory test for hydroxychloroquine reaction. Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil is a drug that is classified as an anti-malarial drug. Plaquenil is prescribed for the treatment or prevention of malaria. It is also prescribed for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and the side effects of lupus such as hair loss, joint pain, and more.