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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

Treatment Success Rate

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Lupus
1563
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Overall, 80% (2786 Members) find Plaquenil helpful
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Plaquenil Reviews

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started in may and felt a difference about three weeks in, have more energy, less photo sensitivity and sleeping better
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Aside from being horribly bitter, I guess this works okay. It's really hard to say what one drug does when one takes so many.
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It...worked. Not so much as I hoped, but it worked. I had massive headaches though, as well as a larger desire to eat? I don't even think those were the normal side effects listen on my pill bottle.
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plaqunil alone really did nothing for me. doc put me on Enbrel and I still take the plaquenil as well. Enbrel has much impoved my symptoms b ut I still get flares
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first drug I was ever oon, back in 1989!
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I have no idea if it is working. Doctor still wants me to keep taking it.
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Worked for more than a year...then FLARE up now I must also use pks...slight tummy ache
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Been on for years. Two pills a day. No known side effects
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currently taking for almost 8 weeks, seems to be working! ?causing brown spots
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Just started it a couple of weeks ago, so far I feel fine.
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Discussions

  1. Discussion: question about hydroxychloroquine
    Unfortunately, the Plaquenil can take anywhere between 5 to 6 months before you may see any effect. My doctor put me on prednisone to help me immedi... [More]
  2. Discussion: question about hydroxychloroquine
    I've been taking the Plaquenil for a month now and I have no problems with it whatsoever. No side effects at all but it also doesn't help with any of... [More]
  3. Discussion: question about hydroxychloroquine
    I have been taking Plaquenil for a month now. Does anyone ever fell a hot tingling sensation under there skin it seem to move around and it is not the... [More]
  4. Discussion: question about hydroxychloroquine
    I have been taking plaquenil about 4 years for sure now. I have to have an eye test that looks for damage due to plaquenil use every year when I see m... [More]
  5. Discussion: Plaquenil Shortage
    I just start taking Hydroxychloroquine( Plaquenil) but I had to call dr because I got the worse headache for 1.5 week. Still waiting to hear from dr t... [More]