The pharmacist said there wont be any danger just stopping it. Has anyone gone off the plaquenil and what happened? I was put on Plaquenil for RA as I was being dx for lupus. My rhuemy wants me to stop every time I have an infection. Best of luck, Creekbank My mom said she read that plaquenil is mainly used for the discoid lupus and people with the joint pain. Right now my hips are the only thing that is really bothering me my knees are now starting to act up..... Macular oct plaquenil toxicity Hydroxychloroquine adverse effects Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil is a drug that is classified as an anti-malarial drug. Plaquenil is prescribed for the treatment or prevention of malaria. It is also prescribed for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and the side effects of lupus such as hair loss, joint pain, and more. How to get hydroxychloroquine prescribed? I have read plenty reports of that drug helping the outcome of COVID19, it is an anti malaria drug in tablet form. Only problem is I’m not sure if doctors in USA can prescribe it for COVID19, is it possible to ask a doctor to get that prescribed or do I have to have malaria for them to prescribe it? A brief video describing the use of hydroxychloroquine also known as Plaquenil for the treament of rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil RheumInfo. Off History. There is no taper needed or withdrawal, but if it has been helping you, you may have increased symptoms by the time you go for your next appointment. If so, you would likely be able to get a prescription from that doctor for one month's supply to tide you over. I have only taken it once, so I am not sure what the results will be. I stopped mine and went into a life threatening flare - I would call your PCP to get a refill You may be fine or not- depends on if your illness has been lurking in the background waiting for an opportunity to launch an attack Louters, I went to see a new rheum and he took me off the Plaquenil to see what symptoms would show. I agree with poobie and would call your pcp to get a refill if possible. How to get off hydroxychloroquine Hydroxychloroquine Side Effects, Dosage, Uses, and More, How to get hydroxychloroquine prescribed? COVID19_support Hydroxychloroquine site drugbank.caHydroxychloroquine rxnorm codeCoding eye exam for plaquenil May 07, 2012 Plaquenil is used in the treatment of sarcoidosis but its main use is in the treatment of malaria. One of the side effects of taking the drug is that it affects eye sight, and eye tests, especially field of vision tests need to be done every six months. For the four years that I took the drug. Plaquenil Withdrawal – Life As An Anomaly. Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil - YouTube. Stopping Plaquenil - General Discussion - Life With Lupus. This seems to get rid of the toxins and keeps the sores I get under control. The fish oil and evening in primrose help to raise your GLA to keep you ANA more balanced. When my GLA is off.is my vision. You should see an ophthalmologist to make sure that there is nothing serious going on. Hydroxychloroquine is a DMARD. The brand name is Plaquenil. What does Plaquenil do? Plaquenil relieves pain and swelling and prevents damage to joints. How long does Plaquenil take to work? Plaquenil works very slowly. In 1 to 3 months you should start to feel better. You may continue to get better for up to 1 year. Hydroxychloroquine is taken in tablet form, with or after food. Your doctor will advise you about the correct dose. Usually you will start on a full dose of 200–400 mg daily, and later your doctor may reduce this. When your condition is very well controlled you may be advised to take hydroxychloroquine only 2–3 times per week.