Getting off hydroxychloroquine

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  1. AlexUh Guest

    Getting off hydroxychloroquine


    The pharmacist said there wont be any danger just stopping it. Has anyone gone off the plaquenil and what happened? I was put on Plaquenil for RA as I was being dx for lupus. My rhuemy wants me to stop every time I have an infection. Best of luck, Creekbank My mom said she read that plaquenil is mainly used for the discoid lupus and people with the joint pain. Right now my hips are the only thing that is really bothering me my knees are now starting to act up.....

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    Find patient medical information for Hydroxychloroquine Oral on WebMD including its uses, side effects and safety, interactions, pictures, warnings and user ratings. This medicine is a off. Hydroxychloroquine is in a class of drugs called antimalarials. It is used to prevent and treat acute attacks of malaria. It is also used to treat discoid or systemic lupus erythematosus and rheumatoid arthritis in patients whose symptoms have not improved with other treatments. May 07, 2012 Saturday was a week since I stopped taking Plaquenil, aka Hydroxychloroquine, per my doctor's instructions, and I think I am going through some form of withdrawal. I took the drug as a treatment for sarcoidosis and one of the side effects is a reduction in white blood cells, which is what has happened to me.

    There is no taper needed or withdrawal, but if it has been helping you, you may have increased symptoms by the time you go for your next appointment. If so, you would likely be able to get a prescription from that doctor for one month's supply to tide you over. I have only taken it once, so I am not sure what the results will be. I stopped mine and went into a life threatening flare - I would call your PCP to get a refill You may be fine or not- depends on if your illness has been lurking in the background waiting for an opportunity to launch an attack Louters, I went to see a new rheum and he took me off the Plaquenil to see what symptoms would show. I agree with poobie and would call your pcp to get a refill if possible.

    Getting off hydroxychloroquine

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  5. This article is from June 2011 and may contain outdated material. Download PDF. Many systemic medications may cause retinal toxicity. One such commonly used medication for dermatologic and rheumatologic inflammatory conditions is hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil, a chloroquine derivative.

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    I recently decided to stop taking Plaquenil because I was having constant chest pains even more so than I usually have due to Lupus. Since I have not taken it my chest feels so much better which is odd because chest pain is not listed as a side effect. Also I noticed that the Plaquenil I think was making me feel different but not in a good way. Aug 26, 2016 So I ran out of my plaquenil and the Rheum. that prescribed it I am no longer seeing and wont re-fill it and I dont see my new Rheum. until Decemeber 23rd. I am nervous to see what will happen. The pharmacist said there wont be any danger just stopping it. Im just nervous to see what my body will do. Has anyone gone off the plaquenil and what happened? I hear my new Rheum. is all for it so I. Hydroxychloroquine is a prescription drug. It comes as an oral tablet. Hydroxychloroquine is available as the brand-name drug Plaquenil. It’s also available in a generic version.

     
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    Applies to chloroquine: oral tablet Along with its needed effects, chloroquine may cause some unwanted effects. Chloroquine increases phosphorylation of AMPK and Akt in. Chloroquine Aralen - Side Effects, Dosage, Interactions. Chloroquine Phosphate – Marine Fish Diseases and Treatment
     
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    In some cases, they may not be available in every strength or form as the brand-name drug. Cheers to You! Balancing Alcohol and Lupus - Kaleidoscope. Can I take Plaquenil and drink alcohol? - Page 6 Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine Pt Info Aug 2015
     
  8. Valerich Guest

    Plaquenil Side Effects Common, Severe, Long Term - Along with its needed effects, hydroxychloroquine the active ingredient contained in Plaquenil may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention. Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking hydroxychloroquine

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  9. seotitan Guest

    Chloroquine - FDA prescribing information, side effects. Patients in whom Chloroquine or hydroxyChloroquine have failed to prevent or cure clinical malaria or parasitemia, or patients who acquired malaria in a geographic area where Chloroquine resistance is known to occur should be treated with another form of antimalarial therapy see WARNINGS and INDICATIONS AND USAGE, Limitations of Use.

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