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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% (2713 Members) find Plaquenil helpful

Plaquenil Reviews

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No apparent side effects and it does seem to wotk
Working / Worked
I think it's helping.
Working / Worked
working!! :) just some tummy problems at first as a side effect, and bruising.
Working / Worked
Really helped with the sun sensitivity, fatigue, and helped reduce the incidence of flares. My rheumy took me off of it because he said the side effects werent worth the risk. ( I didnt have any side effects)
Working / Worked
It's helped a lot
Working / Worked
Dosage 1 per day in the beginning it was 2 but it blackened my skin.SIDE EFFECTS uticaria headaches hair loss dry eyes.But less swellings and less attacks and most of all less pain. I have a few good days and bad days.
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.
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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]
  2. Discussion: Plaquenil,SLE and the Pill
    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]