I have a oval face so seeing this chipmunk face in the mirror makes me wana cry. I dont even want to leave the house in case I run into someone I know. Cutting back on plaquenil How to take hydroxychloroquine Does anyone know how to get rid of moon face from predisone. Support Forums. Moon face, pred belly, camel hump are all the result of prednisone changing where you store fat. All are harmless and as you taper down or get off pred the effect goes away but it can take time. It is a small price to pay for the beneficial effect of controlling. Do you have any side effects from the Prednisone. I have only been on Pred. for 5 months Plaquenil 3 months but I noticed some weight gain about 15 lbs although that is leveling - just not eating so much and eliminating my daily yogurt. I also have noticed slight roundness in my face and my moods swing rather fast. Jul 13, 2009 Although I have been off Prednisone, I am still experiencing the side effects, especially the weight gain and the "moon face", and have heard from my doctor that it can take more than 12 weeks for. It has finally gone down and everyone tells me I look normal again, but I don't know if its because I had it so long but I don't feel the same as I did. My doctor said that I look like a umpa lumpa :'( Nice doctor! I was on prednisone for years (all different doses..mostly high) I had a terrible moon face. I am still on prednisone but its every other day and only 5mg. Plaquenil moon face Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine - Side Effects, Dosage., Plaquenil Plaquenil for infertilityPlaquenil cause cushing'sPlaquenil rash picturesPlaquenil toxicity in the eyePlaquenil sulfate uses 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. Side Effects of Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine, Warnings, Uses. How long do side effects last after you stop taking.. Extra Fat in the Face and Neck Can Occur With Prednisone.. Compare Plaquenil vs Prednisone head-to-head with other drugs for uses, ratings, cost, side effects, interactions and more. Plaquenil rated 6.8/10 vs Prednisone rated 7.7/10 in overall patient satisfaction. No, you're unlikely to get a moon face. If you stayed on 20mg for a few months, then it's likely. But 5mg is a low dose. You may find that you gain a bit of weigh on Prednisone, but I wouldn't. Thanks for your post. I can't offer any help on the moon face but I did want to thank you for posting. Your story has given me hope that someday I will get to a point that I too will be off most all of my drugs. I have been fighting this current flare for 18 months now and knowing what you have gone through helps me know that I too can get there.