Plaquenil (Oral)

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colds and flu when your on plaquenil

should i be concerned if i have a cold when i am on plaquenil, I have not had a cold in 2 years and i just started plaquenil a month ago and now i have the on set of a cold and i have not had the flu in all most 20 years. I have ra and sjogrins PLease...
by michelle pidgeon in naples fl, 05/17/2007

Release date of Plaquenil

Plaquenil has been suggested by my doctor. I have ANA and slightly elevated inflamation levels. More tests are being done. How long has Plaquenil been on the market? Are there studies showing it effectiveness, pros and cons?
by N in Canada, 01/04/2007

Plaquenil (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information

Plaquenil (Oral)

Plaquenil (Oral) Medication Classification


Plaquenil (Oral) Brandname


Plaquenil (Oral) is used for the Treatment

Hydroxychloroquine (hye-drox-ee-KLOR-oh-kwin) Treats or prevents malaria. Also used to treat lupus and arthritis.

When To Not Use Plaquenil (Oral)

You should not use this medicine if you have ever had an allergic reaction to hydroxychloroquine.

How Should You Use Plaquenil (Oral)


  • Your doctor will tell you how much to take and how often. You should not use this medicine more often or in greater amounts than your doctor ordered.
  • Take this medicine with food or milk.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • If you take one dose a week, take the missed dose as soon as possible. Then return to your regular dosing schedule.
  • If you take one or more doses daily, take the missed dose as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to take your medicine and skip the missed dose.
  • You should not use two doses at the same time.

Proper Plaquenil (Oral) Storage

Store Plaquenil (Oral) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Plaquenil (Oral) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Plaquenil (Oral)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

Plaquenil (Oral) Warnings

  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Talk to your doctor if you have vision or eye problems, liver disease, skin disorder, or any other medical problems before you take this medicine.
  • This medicine may cause dizziness and vision changes. Be careful while driving a car or operating machinery.

Plaquenil (Oral) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Wheezing or trouble breathing
  • Severe or bloody diarrhea
  • Blurred vision or eye problems
  • Skin rash or itching
  • Unexplained fever, unusual bleeding or bruising
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Headache
  • Nausea or upset stomach
  • Diarrhea
  • Appetite loss
  • Bleaching of hair or loss of hair

Plaquenil (Oral) Ratings

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Plaquenil (Oral)

Effectiveness: *

Ease of Use: *****

Overall Satisfaction: *


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Plaquenil (Oral)

Effectiveness: ****

Ease of Use: ****

Overall Satisfaction: ***


EDWIN, USA - 09/10/2010

This drug is one that I have taken for 22 years already. Now I am getting hives from it and I wonder if they are giving me generic instead. I can't take Benedryl because it puts me right to sleep. The over the counter Loratadine does not make me tired though and seems to work. I am even having some ringing in my ears. It seems to be a new side effect as well. I might have to change pills or quit taking this, but I don't really want to do that if I can help it. I am just now trying to stop taking the drug prednisone.

Plaquenil (Oral)

Effectiveness: ****

Ease of Use: ***

Overall Satisfaction: ****


bilal, Upstate, ny - 01/30/2009

Do not take Bactrim if you are taking this medicine. It made me almost lose my life. I had a really bad flare up and it took me about a month to get better. Please make sure you check this out before taking anything at the same time.