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(also known as Hydroxychloroquine)

Hydroxychloroquine belongs to the family of medicines called antiprotozoals. Protozoa are tiny, one-celled animals. Some are parasites that can cause many different kinds of infections in the body.

This medicine is used to prevent and to treat malaria and to treat some conditions such as liver disease caused b... continue

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Rheumatoid Arthritis
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Overall, 80% (2700 Members) find Plaquenil helpful

Plaquenil Reviews

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Working / Worked
Did not help much.
Eye sight has been affected
Working / Worked
Started medicine in 1995 and continued until 2006. Worked well with no damage to eyes. Arthritis became more aggressive and switched to Remicade.
Working / Worked
I've been on this drug since 2002. I don't really know if it's working or not. I've, at times, stopped taking the drug and nothing happened. I'm now back on it but only taking one pill instead of two.
Working / Worked
The first time I was on it for about 6 months, it lessened the symptoms (stiffness, joint pain) quite a bit.
Currently waiting to see results. Been back on it for 1 month, 400mg 5 times a week, 200mg 2 days a week.
Working / Worked
I didn't know if it still worked after taking for so long so got off of Platuenil for about 5 weeks and could see a big difference with pain so went back on it. I take 200mg twice daily
Working / Worked
Works well
Working / Worked
Absolutely no side affects, no upset stomach and it has made me able to live my life again. So far so good.
Working / Worked
Have been on it since mid 2009, worked wonderfully until appx Nov, 2013.
Working / Worked
I am feeling much better than when I was first diagnosed.
Working / Worked
seems to be keeping things at bay for now
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  1. Discussion: Plaquenil Shortage
    FYI in case you guys missed it: The Lupus Foundation is launching its own investigation into the plaquenil shortage (both brand and generic). So far, ... [More]
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    I have never taken plaquenil and can't answer your question. But here are two websites that say it can interact with the pill. [More]
  3. Discussion: Plaquenil Shortage
    The manufacturer is Teva, for the generic Hydroxychloroquine. I guess you would need to find out who is making it in GB. Well, picked up the Hydroxy... [More]
  4. Discussion: Plaquenil Shortage
    Kristina, maybe you can check about the generic version, like I am taking, hydroxychloroquine don't think it has any sugar or imitation suger on it. D... [More]
  5. Discussion: Plaquenil Shortage
    The drug Plaquenil (generic name: Hydroxychloroquine) is used to treat Lupus, Sjogrens, various forms of Arthritis, and other Auto-Immune diseases. SI... [More]