Am very deflated as feel have come to stand still in my progression in fact have gone back somewhat (probably have done too much over the festive!! Am trying to be positive and keep telling myself I WILL get back to near as normal as possible. Can anyone assure me that YES the Lupus drug will kick in and I will be able to control my life again. Aralen phosphate cost Plaquenil floaters Chloroquine dose in pediatrics While side effects of corticosteroids are usually to blame, there is also the possibility of ocular damage associated with long-term use of the antimalarial drugs hydroxychloroquine brand name Plaquenil® and chloroquine. What are the side effects of Plaquenil? The most common side effects are diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, headache, dizziness, skin rash or black spots when you look at things. Most side effects will go away when your body gets used to the medicine. Tell your doctor if you have these side effects. A lower dose may stop them. Find patient medical information for Plaquenil Oral on WebMD including its uses, side effects and safety, interactions, pictures, warnings and user ratings. Wishing you all a good New Year and a Healthy one Kelpie21Took me a couple of weeks... I want to get back to work, exercise and enjoying normal day to day things such as being able to chopping onions, going for a drive and shopping!!!!! Does plaquenil have life long effects Hydroxychloroquine Oral Route Side Effects - Mayo Clinic, Lupus Medicines Hydroxychloroquine - Brigham and Women's. How does chloroquine work at the cellular levelChloroquine and proguanil costDoes methotrexate work without plaquenil One of the reasons that physicians feel comfortable in prescribing Plaquenil is its low risk to benefit ratio. This means that the side effects of Plaquenil are mild and infrequent compared with its potential benefits. As with any medication, allergic reactions including skin rashes and non-allergic reactions can occur. The Risk of Retinal Toxicity with Plaquenil. Plaquenil Oral Uses, Side Effects, Interactions.. Hydroxychloroquine Side Effects, Dosage, Uses, and More. Note This document contains side effect information about hydroxychloroquine. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Plaquenil. For the Consumer. Applies to hydroxychloroquine oral tablet. Along with its needed effects, hydroxychloroquine the active ingredient contained in Plaquenil may cause some unwanted effects. Hello all, I am currently new to this site and ran across the discussion about stopping Plaquenil. I have been taking Plaquenil for about 8-9 months and thought that it was not helping me because I still have a fair amount of joint pain, fatigue, muscle pain and so many other issues. Taking Plaquenil long-term or at high doses may cause irreversible damage to the retina of your eye. Stop taking Plaquenil and call your doctor at once if you have trouble focusing, if you see light streaks or flashes in your vision, or if you notice any swelling or color changes in your eyes.