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..... Pct and hydroxychloroquine mechanism Chloroquine diphosphate intercalator Hydroxychloroquine mechanism of action lupus Feb 19, 2020 Our Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication. This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. May 24, 2019 How do I store and/or throw out Hydroxychloroquine? Store at room temperature. Protect from light. Store in a dry place. Do not store in a bathroom. Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets. Throw away unused or expired drugs. Do not flush down a toilet or pour down a drain unless you are told to do so. My rheumy prescribed steroids and hydroxychloroquine at that time. When my course of steroids ran out and my inflammation, swelling and pain returned, methotrexate was added, then increased. When that didn't seem to help and my hair was falling out, the mtx was stopped and leflunomide was given. 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. Ran out of hydroxychloroquine Hydroxychloroquine Hi, Has anyone been taken off. - LUPUS UK, Hydroxychloroquine Indications, Side Effects, Warnings. Chloroquine syrupPlaquenil cost at rite aidChloroquine plus primaquineCan you use plaquenil if allergic to quinine Hydroxychloroquine-Inhibited Dengue Virus Is Associated with Host Defense Machinery 2015 Repurposing of Clinically Developed Drugs for Treatment of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus Infection 2014 A clinical trial not yet recruiting, as of February 26th A chinese study Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil thread COVID19. Early RA treatment - Hydroxychloroquine? Hi all, just. - NRAS. Hydroxychloroquine Side Effects Common, Severe, Long Term.. 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. Hello all, I am currently new to this site and ran across the discussion about stopping Plaquenil. I have been taking Plaquenil for about 8-9 months and thought that it was not helping me because I still have a fair amount of joint pain, fatigue, muscle pain and so many other issues. I ran out of Plaquenil on September 12, 2009, AM Was only given an initial dose of 2 x 200mg daily, and because I started at 1 x 200 mg daily due to the side affects felt punched in stomach and terribly upset stomach, thought I had plenty "in stock".