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. Hydroxychloroquine 200 mg daily Chloroquine slideshare One PLAQUENIL tablet contains 200 mg of hydroxychloroquine sulfate, which is equivalent to 155 mg base. Take PLAQUENIL with a meal or a glass of milk. Malaria Prophylaxis. Adults. 400 mg 310 mg base once weekly on the same day of each week starting 2 weeks prior to exposure, and continued for 4 weeks after leaving the endemic area. In rare cases, Plaquenil can cause cardiomyopathy, a chronic disease of the heart muscle. If you're taking Plaquenil for an autoimmune condition, your symptoms should begin to improve after a few. Got sick with ME/CFS since Nov 2008 If I was to stop plaquenil today, I believe I would much worse than what I am right now- They also use plaquenil in cases of lyme disease. FYI I am taking the 400mg dose at bedtime- or in the evening and take with a bit of food not to upset your stomach. It's taken a few weeks before I got full effect. 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. Taking plaquenil on misdiagnosis Who Is at Risk for Vision Loss with Plaquenil? - American., Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine - Side Effects, Dosage. Chloroquine phosphate tablets used forSickle cell disease guidelines hydroxychloroquine Necrobiosis lipoidica NL is a disease with clinical features that are seldom misinterpreted. Often histology just confirms the clinician's diagnosis. Only in rare cases, the clinical presentation and the involved body sites may be misleading. Necrobiosis Lipoidica Early Diagnosis and Treatment with.. Plaquenil/ hydroxychloroquine Phoenix Rising ME / CFS Forums. Side Effects of Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine, Warnings, Uses. Plaquenil can cause retinal damage which can be reversed if caught early. The damage to your eye would start with your peripheral vision which is why a visual field test is necessary. While taking Plaquenil, a visual field test should be performed every 6 months to monitor your vision. Visual field testing is simple and painless. I don't know for sure if it is the plaquenil or other meds but my rheumy seems to have my inflammation/stiffness under pretty good control. Been taking plaquenil and arava for about a year. Just rediced plaquenil from one tablet twice a day to one tablet once a day. I also take Cimzia injections bi-weekly but that has only been for about 6 months. Has anyone's doctor suggested taking plaquenil to help taper off Rheum thinks that plaquenil will help me get to a lower dose of prednisone since I can't get past 7.5 mg without a flare.