At first it seemed like it helped now I feel the same as before I started taking the medicine other than the fact that none of my clothes fit and there is a lot more of me to carry around. Anyone know if I quit taking it if the weight will fall back off I started Hydroxychloroquine 2 weeks ago. One week in and I thought this may just work, except for the ‘extra itchiness’ I seemed to get every night. Plaquenil warnings Does plaquenil help back pain I have been on it for about a month. I think my overall health has improved- less fatigue at least, but my joint and muscle pain is actually still getting worse. I'm on a low dose- 200 mg/day, but see Dr end of this month. I'm thinking either Plaquenil will be upped and/or my Predisone. Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil is considered a disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug DMARD. It can decrease the pain and swelling of arthritis. It may prevent joint damage and reduce the risk of long-term disability. Hydroxychloroquine is in a class of medications that was first used to prevent and treat malaria. Note that chloroquine is not used frequently in the United States and has been replaced by the use of hydroxychloroquine because the latter has fewer side effects. The Plaquenil Problem “Plaquenil toxicity is very distinctive,” said Michael F. Marmor, MD, professor of ophthalmology at Stanford University. I was prescribed this drug to ease my ra disease, I was taking 400mg per day which was to last for 3 months then reduced to 200mg. Right before I hit the two week mark, I woke up with my heart racing and continued feeling my heart flutter all day and I just felt week and tired. After msging Rheum, decided to stop taking meds to see how I feel and continue with the AIP to handle symptoms and try to work at ‘healing from inside out! Time will tell and I’m eager to see how much the AIP is helping once odd meds. How long has plaquenil been on the market Plaquenil.long do I have to wait? DailyStrength, Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil Plaquenil tendon painIs hydroxychloroquine an immune modulatorPlaquenil blood pressure Plaquenil and Myopathy - from FDA reports Summary Myopathy is found among people who take Plaquenil, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take medication Lyrica, and have Pain. Will you have Myopathy with Plaquenil - eHealthMe. Rx Side Effects New Plaquenil Guidelines and More - American.. Systemic Lupus Erythematous SLE Drugs Market- Global Industry.. Hydroxychloroquine HCQ, sold under the brand name Plaquenil among others, is a medication used for the prevention and treatment of certain types of malaria. Specifically it is used for chloroquine-sensitive malaria. Other uses include treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and porphyria cutanea tarda. It is taken by mouth. It is also being used as an experimental treatment for SARS-CoV-2. 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 I started Plaquenil along with Prednisone and iron at the same time so it's hard to tell how long it took to start helping. I do know that it was not long before I felt a lot better, not sure which drug did the most good. I have taken Plaquenil for about 5 years now and have had no side effects.