It does not work against certain types of malaria (chloroquine-resistant). The United States Center for Disease Control provides updated guidelines and travel recommendations for the prevention and treatment of malaria in different parts of the world. Is there a difference between plaquenil and generic Chloroquine side effects versus mefloquine Plaquenil eval cpt code I recently decided to stop taking Plaquenil because I was having constant chest pains even more so than I usually have due to Lupus. Since I have not taken it my chest feels so much better which is odd because chest pain is not listed as a side effect. Hydroxychloroquine-induced vertigo. Prince DS, Hardin JG. PMID 1173923 PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE MeSH Terms. Vertigo/chemically induced* Substances. PLAQUENIL prolongs the QT interval. Ventricular arrhythmias and torsade de pointes have been reported in patients taking PLAQUENIL see OVERDOSAGE and DRUG INTERACTIONS. Ear and labyrinth disorders Vertigo, tinnitus, nystagmus, nerve deafness, deafness. This medication is also used, usually with other medications, to treat certain auto-immune diseases (lupus, rheumatoid arthritis) when other medications have not worked or cannot be used. Discuss the most recent information with your doctor before traveling to areas where malaria occurs. Vertigo from plaquenil Vertigo and Lupus Dr Garys Lupus Treatment System Cure & Relief, Hydroxychloroquine-induced vertigo. How long for plaquenil to work Plaquenil is the brand name of hydroxychloroquine, a drug used to prevent or treat malaria 2. Plaquenil is also used for long-term treatment of autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis RA and systemic lupus erythmatosis. According to the Mayo Clinic, it can take up to six months' constant use before an effect is seen in RA 1. Long-Term Side Effects of Plaquenil for Rheumatoid Arthritis. Side Effects of Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine, Warnings, Uses. Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine Uses, Dosage, Side Effects.. I don't know if anyone can help as this isn't technically lupus related. I've been on plaquenil for 6 months for suspected Sjogren's syndrome I don't have antibodies for Sjorgren's or Lupus but I do have Hashimoto's and have all the symptoms for Sjorgren's so the rheumatologist suggested a trial of plaquenil. Hello everyone, I went to rheumie last week and told her I have been having symptoms that I thought were coming from the plaquenil that I started in October. I have been having bouts of dizziness and lightheadedness behind the eyes, also trouble with balance, bloated and terrible gas. I'm convinced the dizziness I just call it the weak and woozies is due to the Sjogrens. I thought it was the Plaquenil because dizziness is listed as a side effect. But it happens off the medication as well. I've experimented with this a few times. Like Babs659, the only thing that helps me feel less wobbly is a course of steroids.