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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

Top 5 Communities
Condition Members Success
Lupus
1509
85%
Rheumatoid Arthritis
795
70%
Sjogren's Syndrome
142
85%
Arthritis
40
80%
Polymyositis & Dermatom...
30
70%
Overall, 80% (2630 Members) find Plaquenil helpful
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Plaquenil Reviews

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Not sure its been a year and my hands hurt all the time
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seems to be working well. Been on since initial dx.
Working / Worked
Worked for quite awhile until recently
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been on it for years. it seems to help the joints.
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took for two years. Until recently have been pretty much in "remission".
Working / Worked
Its helping but I'm still having flares
Working / Worked
I have been on Plaquenil since my diagnosis. 10 yrs. I am noticing some more frequent nausea after taking it.
Working / Worked
taken for 15 yrs
no side effects
isn't working well without Prednisone
Working / Worked
Have been on this drug for about 12 years, I guess it helps (?!) I've always been to afraid to stop taking it to see if indeed it does work.
Working / Worked
Loved it! Felt great while on the Plaqenil. No pain whatsoever, but sadly I developed a severe rash over most of my body and had to stop it.
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Discussions

  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]