The best way to taper off plaquenil

Discussion in 'Generic Chloroquine' started by Bandero2005, 29-Feb-2020.

  1. MagNatik Well-Known Member

    The best way to taper off plaquenil


    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). Basically I've been on the drug since January and saw the rheumatologist on Wednesday to see how things are going.

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    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. Prednisone Tapering Schedules. A prednisone tapering schedule will depend on the unique medical condition of the patient and how long they have been taking prednisone before attempting to taper off. Here is a 12-day taper schedule for high dose prednisone from a dermatologists office With 10 mg tablets Day 1 take 6 tablets Day 2 take 6 tablets Aug 24, 2014 You really should talk to your doctor about your tapering schedule and any side effects you’re experiencing. They may want you to slow down. Plaquenil can take up 1-2 months to start working and up to six months for full effect. More information for Plaquenil can be found here. Have you been prescribed steroid treatment for your RA?

    I do think it's helped with fatigue and muscle pain but it's hard for me to compare to Xmas as when the improvement is so gradual I think it's really hard to notice on a gradual basis. I *think* I'm improving but it's been a gradual process and I said to him that it's quite hard to tell how much of an improvement I'm feeling.

    The best way to taper off plaquenil

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  5. May 15, 2015 I am not taking Plaquenil at present but ages ago, when I used to take it, my rheumataologist told me to stop it for a month or two every year. He said there was no reason to taper off it. Just stop. He did advise to taper on to it though so that the body adjusts to it slowly.

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    EJ, I cannot contribute much, but just to say that I am currently taking Plaquenil at one end of the day and Minocycline at the other; and in my understanding of the many posts I’ve reviewed here – it is not unheard of to continue both and wean off the Plaquenil as the benefits from the AP take hold. Hi everybody! I recently went to the doc and he recommended that I try cutting my Plaquenil in half from 400mg to 200mg/day. I have been on it since March, 2002. It's been about a week and I have noticed a few slight changes, mainly a little stiffness in my fingers and feeling a little fatigued. I don't know So I ran out of my plaquenil and the Rheum. that prescribed it I am no longer seeing and wont re-fill it and I dont see my new Rheum. until Decemeber 23rd. I am nervous to see what will happen. The pharmacist said there wont be any danger just stopping it. Im just nervous to see what my body will do. Has anyone gone off the plaquenil and what happened? I hear my new Rheum. is all for it so I.

     
  6. Pantion Well-Known Member

    Head over to this page: https://messageboards.webmd.com/health-conditions/f/lupus/2. Choose the tag from the drop-down menu that clicks most with you (and add it to any posts you create so others can easily find and sort through posts)3. Email us anytime at [email protected] Well, the combination of high sugar levels and SLE is a one two punch to the kidneys. Plaquenil and low blood sugar - Does intake of Plaquenil cause an increase in blood sugar. Side Effects of Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine, Warnings, Uses
     
  7. Inichargrenlove New Member

    Side Effects of Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine, Warnings, Uses SIDE EFFECTS. The following adverse reactions have been identified during post-approval use of PLAQUENIL or other 4-aminoqunoline compounds. Because these reactions are reported voluntarily from a population of uncertain size, it is not always possible to reliably estimate their frequency or establish a causal relationship to drug exposure.

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  8. artemon XenForo Moderator

    Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine – New Warnings Plaquenil and chloroquine. Patients may present with atrioventricular AV block, pulmonary hypertension, sick sinus syndrome or with cardiac complications. ECG findings may include AV, right or left bundle branch block. — Signs or symptoms of cardiac compromise have appeared during acute and chronic treatment.

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