What to expect when taking plaquenil

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  1. defender#2 Well-Known Member

    What to expect when taking plaquenil


    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. Plaquenil is used in the treatment of sarcoidosis but its main use is in the treatment of malaria.

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    Feb 19, 2020 Take hydroxychloroquine with a meal or a glass of milk. To prevent malaria Start taking the medicine 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. Plaquenil is generally well-tolerated, but side effects are possible. Common side effects linked to Plaquenil include nausea and diarrhea. Taking the medication with food eases nausea for most people taking the drug. Less common side effects include skin rashes, hair thinning, and weakness. Jan 11, 2012 Plaquenil isn a antiparasitic drug with anti-inflammatory affect. I have done a lot of research on this drug and haven't run into anybody who has complained of the withdrawal effect. Over the years on this site we have had quite a few people post that they didn't think that the plaquenil was working so they would stop taking it.

    For the four years that I took the drug, my eye sight never bothered me and bi-annual eye tests revealed no changes. One of the side effects of taking the drug is that it affects eye sight, and eye tests, especially tests need to be done every six months.

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  6. Apr 10, 2019 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.

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    I was taking plaquenil for around a year for my sjogrens and went off of it in November when I felt like I was starting to have some side effects. I know plaquenil messed with my cycle and I have wondered if it also affected my fertility. With my first child before i knew I had sjogrens we conceived very easy. Plaquenil received an overall rating of 5 out of 10 stars from 4 reviews. See what others have said about Plaquenil, including the effectiveness, ease of use and side effects. 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.

     
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    Authors: Dr Anes Yang, Clinical Researcher, Department of Dermatology, St George Hospital, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia; Dr Monisha Gupta, Senior Staff Specialist, Department of Dermatology, Liverpool Hospital, Sydney, NSW, Australia. It is a hydroxylated version of chloroquine, with a similar mechanism of action. RheumNow Hydroxychloroquine Blood Levels in SLE MedPage Today Hydroxychloroquine MedlinePlus Drug Information Hydroxychloroquine Side-effects, uses, time to work
     
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    PLAQUENIL HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE TABLETS, USP DESCRIPTION PLAQUENIL is used concomitantly with other arrhythmogenic drugs. Mefloquine and other drugs known to lower the convulsive threshold PLAQUENIL can lower the convulsive threshold. Co-administration of PLAQUENIL with other antimalarials known to lower the convulsion threshold e.g. mefloquine may increase the risk of convulsions.

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