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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% (2757 Members) find Plaquenil helpful

Plaquenil Reviews

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Definitely has reduced my daughters symptoms!!
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Some nasty nauseau and heartburn, but at least it seems to help the RA.
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So far it has been helpful
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1st med. Dr keeps me on this as part of my "cocktail". Works a little but not enough on it's own.
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Helps tremendously with RA fatigue
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It works; however, I have seem to experience all the negative side effects such as hallucinations and depression. I stopped taking it as directed to decrease the side effects.
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didn't seem to work until I went off it on two occasions. had eye hemorrhage so dr. took me off
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This was started bc derm thought I had SLE from biopsy only other option they said was Epidermolysis bullosa acquisita.
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Was helpful for deep chest pains. Though now I think I would need an eye exam to go back on and the eye exam is covered by my insurance but the plaquenil is.
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Nausea/ Can't be in the sun too long or feel like I'm going to pass out. My flare ups are stabilized for the most part
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  1. Discussion: Plaquenil shortage
    I am in the uk and got my prescription yesterday no problem at all, it was for a generic hydroxychloroquine made be I think TEVA or something like tha... [More]
  2. 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]
  3. 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]
  4. 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]
  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]