How to stop taking plaquenil

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  1. Bdrent Guest

    How to stop taking plaquenil


    The pharmacist said there wont be any danger just stopping it. Has anyone gone off the plaquenil and what happened? I was put on Plaquenil for RA as I was being dx for lupus. My rhuemy wants me to stop every time I have an infection. Best of luck, Creekbank My mom said she read that plaquenil is mainly used for the discoid lupus and people with the joint pain. Right now my hips are the only thing that is really bothering me my knees are now starting to act up.....

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    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. Also I noticed that the Plaquenil I think was making me feel different but not in a good way. I can't believe you were told to stop taking plaquenil after only 6 months since it can take up to one YEAR to achieve full benefits! I don't know much about any sort of withdrawal but if I were you I'd start taking it again. I'd also have your thyroid checked. I'm hypothyroid and take levo along with he plaquenil. Nov 17, 2011 If you have a tolerance for methadone and just suddenly stop taking it, you will begin to experience withdrawals such as nausea, body aches, hot and cold sweats, and diarrhea.

    There is no taper needed or withdrawal, but if it has been helping you, you may have increased symptoms by the time you go for your next appointment. If so, you would likely be able to get a prescription from that doctor for one month's supply to tide you over. I have only taken it once, so I am not sure what the results will be. I stopped mine and went into a life threatening flare - I would call your PCP to get a refill You may be fine or not- depends on if your illness has been lurking in the background waiting for an opportunity to launch an attack Louters, I went to see a new rheum and he took me off the Plaquenil to see what symptoms would show. I agree with poobie and would call your pcp to get a refill if possible.

    How to stop taking plaquenil

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  6. Well soon the acne turned into these oozing sores on my face, it was awful, and so embarrassing, I decided to stop taking my plaquenil, somehow convincing myself that the pain I had before I started it wasn't that bad and besides my RA test was negative anyway.

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    How to use Plaquenil. Hydroxychloroquine is usually taken with food or milk to prevent stomach upset. The dosage and length of treatment are based on your medical condition and response to therapy. In children, dosage is also based on weight. If you are taking hydroxychloroquine for symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, your symptoms should improve within 6 months. If your rheumatoid arthritis symptoms do not improve, or if they worsen, stop taking the drug and call your doctor. Once you and your doctor are sure the drug works for you. Jan 11, 2012 Plaquenil isn a antiparasitic drug with anti-inflammatory affect. I have done a lot of research on this drug and haven't run into anybody who has complained of the withdrawal effect. Over the years on this site we have had quite a few people post that they didn't think that the plaquenil was working so they would stop taking it.

     
  7. cossackmsu Guest

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    Plaquenil Use in Autoimmune Diseases Plaquenil Use in Autoimmune Diseases by Dermatologists and Rheumatologists Dr. Camisa February 9, 2014 February 9, 2014 Autoimmune diseases / Lupus / Psoriasis / Treatments It may surprise you to learn that anti-malarial drugs are used by dermatologists and rheumatologists.

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