Joy, is it the name brand plaquenil that you get from Wal Mart then? Plus, the different brand plaquenil is causing me to have nightmares. They carry Sandoz generic but since Sandoz makes generic and name brand, while they are out of generic, I get the name brand for generic prices!!! But my latest refill i also received a different brand that says plaquenil right on it. Gosh, I was so fatigued and hurt, so it was a big blessing for me. Hello, I have been on generic Plaquenil called Hydroxychloroquine. They told me to ask next time for the other manufacturer... How am I supposed to know to do that when its been the other manufacturer all this time..... anyway I know now..Hugs Peggy jeanneac I guess because I have insurance with bcbs they aren't doing that for me... I said I want the generic and they said it was the generic but I know it wasn't.. It seemed to work really well for me and the name brand would be cost prohibitive for me. The generic brand from Sandoz seemed to be working for me. I am assuming b/c of the different plaquenil, but who knows?? I have not heard of this and it is very odd that there could be a shortage. Hard to pick a favorite but I like Megan and Koryn the best, I believe. I do believe now that they gave me the brand name as it had the actual Plaquenil written on it. Plaquenil mid back pain Hydroxychloroquine side effects retinopathy Chloroquine mode of action malaria Aralen malaria doses The 2019 NPF includes access to 3886 drugs for a total savings of $3.2 billion, according to Express Scripts. The pharmacy benefit manager PBM excluded 48 drugs from the NPF, of which 22 have low-cost generic alternatives, 12 have branded competition with drugs that have the same active ingredient but with a lower net cost, 11 specialty drugs. Reason for the Shortage. Concordia acquired Plaquenil tablets from Covis in April 2015. Ranbaxy has hydroxychloroquine on shortage due to a regulatory issue. Sandoz states the hydroxychloroquine shortage was due to increased demand. Zydus has hydroxychloroquine tablets available to current customers. Hydroxychloroquine is generally the first line of treatment for someone who has been diagnosed with lupus. It is used for skin and joint involvement, muscle inflammation, fever, fatigue, pleurisy, to reduce the development of renal kidney disease and chronic damage, and for its steroid-sparing properties. Well, there could have been some sort of manufacturing problem and that created the shortage. It's too difficult to control two auto immune diseases. I've had no problems and I've been on it for three years now at a high dose. At first, I thought it was a medication but I still have them at times. Has anyone experienced weakness/shaky feeling while taking the plaquenil? At CVS, they carried the generic made by Sandoz, maybe they cut a deal with them to give the name brand for the generic price. I had a few good weeks of feeling almost back to normal and it's been a rough few days to slide back. If it's generic, they shouldn't have charged you that much! They said that it was due to a different manufacturer. Plaquenil shortage 2019 RheumNow - Rheumatology News & Information, Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate Tablets Does hydroxychloroquine cause swelling of legsPlaquenil route Version History. Click on "Compare" below to view the full report history and compare to other versions. Drug Shortage Report for MYLAN-HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE. Hydroxychloroquine Prescriptions - LUPUS UK. Plaquenil Shortage Leaves RA, Lupus Patients in. But I could drink like it was no ones problem and still walk and talk about science with no issues I studied Animal Care. I also had a baby at 24 almost 25. From there I only drank here and there since baby. I just got diagnosed in December 2019 with lupus. I also just got my plaquenil feb 28 so a little over two weeks ago. Mylan did not provide a reason for the shortage. Prasco has hydroxychloroquine 200 mg tablets available to current customers. Sandoz has hydroxychloroquine 200 mg tablets available. Teva did not provide a reason for the shortage. Zydus has hydroxychloroquine 200 mg tablets available. Concordia has Plaquenil 200 mg tablets available. Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil is used to treat malaria, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis. Learn about side effects, warnings, dosage, and more.