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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% (2657 Members) find Plaquenil helpful

Plaquenil Reviews

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I guess it helps sometimes I'm not sure
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Has helped from day one!
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As of today, it's been 4 months and is working good.
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It started working the 1st week,
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seemed to boost the Cymbalta but effected my eyes negatively so I was taken off of it
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Think it is working
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Taking this problems with this one
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The Plaquenil worked well until I maxed out on the dosage and started having eye problems. Be sure to see an eye dr, Not to measure for glasses but to watch for changes in optic perception.
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I have been on this since i was diagnosed and it seems to help as i am in remission. It doesn't seem to do anything when i have flares though.
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Not sure its been a year and my hands hurt all the time
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  1. 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]
  2. 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]
  3. 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]
  4. Discussion: Plaquenil and bone marrow.
    I ran into a friend that has RA and lots of other problems today at a local store and we didn't have much time to talk but we did speak of Plaquenil ... [More]
  5. 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]