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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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Overall, 80% (2584 Members) find Plaquenil helpful

Plaquenil Reviews

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200 mg
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200 mg daily
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I was on high doses of prednisone initially, it did work, however I lost a tremendous amount of weight! I only take it now for flares. I can live with the emotional liability when on prednisone, as long as it continues to work.
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Worked great on pain, but gave me tummy issues (terrible gas and bloating)
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I have just started this medication, so it's hard to tell at this point.
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When I first tried it I developed a very bad headache after a month and discontinued, but I am back on it because I have had shingles for several months to see if it will help my body overcome them.
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Took Plaquenil for 18.5 years. It was my miracle drug until I began progressing.
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did not work
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It was increased to 400mg daily and I did see a difference after about a month.
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It didn't seem to help me at all
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  1. Discussion: Plaquenil
    I am on plaquenil too and it seems that I am a bit depressed but it seem to be like one day a week... which seems so strange to me... I am not one to ... [More]
  2. Discussion: Plaquenil
    They say that it takes months for the plaquenil to take full effect. There was something that I read somewhere that said that plaquenil helped with d... [More]
  3. Discussion: Plaquenil
    Plaquenil is a safe RA med and works well for many. Unfortunately, I had a severe reaction and had to come off it after two months. Good luck [More]
  4. Advice: plaquenil???
    is anyone still using plaquenil.I know it's an older drug and I wondered if folks are still using it and what they think of it.Thx [More]
  5. Discussion: Plaquenil
    What is the standard dosage for plaquenil? My rheumy started me on two 200MG tablets a day. [More]