How to stop hydroxychloroquine

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  1. Aleksey_ XenForo Moderator

    How to stop hydroxychloroquine


    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.....

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    Plaquenil is the brand name for the prescription drug hydroxychloroquine. It's used to treat and prevent malaria infection, and to reduce symptoms and progression of autoimmune diseases such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and others. Malaria is spread by mosquitoes. Your infection may not clear up if you stop using the medicine too soon. For patients taking hydroxychloroquine to prevent malaria Your doctor may want you to start taking this medicine 1 to 2 weeks before you travel to an area where there is a chance of getting malaria. You can also put off joint damage, and in some cases, you can do more than just slow it down. Being able to stop joint damage can lessen pain and mean a better quality of life. Hydroxychloroquine is one of the medications that can be a valuable part of your treatment plan.

    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 stop hydroxychloroquine

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  5. The usual starting dose of Plaquenil is 200 mg twice a day or 400 mg once a day, administered orally, in people weighing 80 kg or more.   The usual dosage works for most people who take Plaquenil, but it is possible to increase or decrease the dose based on individual needs. It's important to watch for possible side effects and toxicity.

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    If you are taking hydroxychloroquine for symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, your symptoms should improve within 6 months. If your rheumatoid arthritis symptoms do not improve, or if they worsen, stop taking the drug and call your doctor. Once you and your doctor are sure the drug works for you. I had to stop Plaquenil after a few days. I couldn't walk, was dizzy, my speech was slurred, blurry vision, etc. but, I'm the one who usually gets side effects. I know people who Plaquenil has worked wonders. The side effects cleared up within a week. I also have Sjorgens, and my eyes were dryer on Plaquenil, but the blurry vision was the worst. It is NOT suitable as a substitute for a DMARD Disease Modifying Anti-arthritic Drug. Hydroxychloroquine is a DMARD and affects the way in which your immune system attacks your joints. If you aren't happy with your present treatment, please talk to your health care team.

     
  6. Ellenka User

    The following information is NOT intended to endorse any particular medication. RA and Hydroxychloroquine How Effective is it for. Taking Plaquenil for Rheumatoid Arthritis Inflammatory Osteoarthritis And Plaquenil
     
  7. aseni XenForo Moderator

    Applies to hydroxychloroquine: oral tablet Along with its needed effects, hydroxychloroquine may cause some unwanted effects. Side Effects of Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine, Warnings, Uses Hydroxychloroquine MedlinePlus Drug Information Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil Side Effects & Dosage for.
     
  8. Mulato User

    RA and Hydroxychloroquine How Effective is it for. According to the American College of Rheumatology, hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil, is a “disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug DMARD,” meaning that it helps reduce the pain and swelling that come with arthritis. It can also reduce the incidence of joint damage.

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  9. Helk Moderator

    Hydroxychloroquine improves insulin sensitivity in obese non. Hydroxychloroquine HCQ is a common disease modifying therapy for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis RA. Prior research suggests that HCQ may reduce the risk of diabetes mellitus in patients with RA. To investigate the mechanism of this effect, we examined the effect of HCQ on insulin resistance, insulin sensitivity, and pancreatic β-cell secretion of insulin in non-diabetic, obese.

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