While these reviews might be helpful, they are not a substitute for the expertise, skill, knowledge and judgement of healthcare practitioners. "Hydrochloroquine (Plaquenil) has been a blessing for me. Ph levels plaquenil helps lupus ph levels Does plaquenil cause breast tenderness What is chloroquine injection Drugs like plaquenil Does Plaquenil actually work for you? I never actually noticed a difference when I was taking Plaquenil long-term. A few years ago, when I stuck to a super healthy diet, I actually noticed a difference in my symptoms, so I stopped taking Plaquenil. Med to try when plaquenil doesn't work? on December 10, 2012, AM My understanding, from reading here, is that plaquenil is a good "first line" med for treating autoimmune disorders. Here are 10 things to keep in mind when using Plaquenil Take it on a regular schedule, meaning at the same time each day. Take Plaquenil EXACTLY as prescribed by your physician. Do not stop taking the medication without first speaking to your doctor. Taking Hydroxychloroquine with food and/or milk can help prevent stomach upset. I do occasionally experience dry eyes and a little scalp itch but asserting that it's caused by Hydrochloroquine would be anecdotal at best. It took about 5 weeks to take effect but my RA is basically a non factor now. When plaquenil doesn t work Hair loss and Plaquenil? DailyStrength, Med to try when plaquenil doesn't work? Plaquenil 200 mg obat apa Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil, chloroquine Aralen, and quinacrine Atabrine are medications that were originally used to prevent or treat malaria. However, during World War II it was also found that these medications were effective in treating the symptoms of lupus. Treating Lupus with Anti-Malarial Drugs Johns Hopkins.. Plaquenil What You Need to Know - Kaleidoscope Fighting Lupus. Despite Plaquenil dosing recommendations, retinal toxicity.. My rheum won't give it to me anymore since these episodes were so close to my having taken the med. Once I was off the plaquenil I had no further similar problems. So, didn't work for me but I have cardiac sarcoidosis as well as other organ involvement. Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine is a medication that has been used for many years to help musculoskeletal symptoms and fatigue in patients with autoimmune conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and Sjögren’s. Does anyone take methotrexate and hydroxychloroquine and has anyone had problems with hydroxychloroquine. No joke I had to come off purely because I thought I was going to take off in work. Not good for credibility let me tell you xxxx Fi. Reply 0 Report. Hidden. in reply to Hidden.