It can decrease the pain and swelling of arthritis. It may prevent joint damage and reduce the risk of long-term disability. Adverse effect of hydroxychloroquine Anyone has uti after taking f hydroxychloroquine Thanks for the replies I'm on 200mg of paquenil twice a day I think the main reason the consultant suggested stopping it for a month was because I probably came over quite wishy washy as to whether it was helping me or not and he basically said quite often the best way to tell how much it is helping is to stop it for a month and see if you feel worse which I the time I thought made sense? 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. Weaning from hydroxychloroquine. Plaquenil lingers in the system at least 50 days and cannot be taken while on the MP. Dr. Blaney reports he starts his patients on Benicar while they are waiting for Plaquenil to clear their system and has seen no adverse events. He prefers to wait a couple months before starting minocycline. Today, it is used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, some symptoms of lupus, childhood arthritis (or juvenile idiopathic arthritis) and other autoimmune diseases. Hydroxychloroquine is in a class of medications that was first used to prevent and treat malaria. How to wean off hydroxychloroquine Will you have Withdrawal syndrome with Plaquenil - eHealthMe, Plaquenil Oral Uses, Side Effects, Interactions, Pictures. Plaquenil and biofilmPlaquenil twitchingHydroxychloroquine side effects ukChloroquine adme Jun 26, 2017 Typically, that is the drug the patient would prefer to taper. If there are any tolerability issues, methotrexate is likely to be the drug that is driving that. Usually, by that point, the patient does not have tolerability issues that would mean they cannot take it at all. Drug tapering An option, not a necessity, for patients with.. Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil MPKB. Plaquenil, Plaquenil Sulfate, Quineprox hydroxychloroquine.. Re Let me tell you what weaning down from Plaquenil is like. Reply #32 on January 12, 2012, AM I would gladly take feeling better over my hair at this point. Plaquenil always helped me with my hair, you may want to give it more time and it might level off, if indeed, its the plaquenil. Welcome to Sclero Forums! It is delightful to have you join us. I think your experience with going off plaquenil is very helpful for the rest of us to know about. You can let go of being angry at yourself, if you want. You didn't know for sure, ahead of time, that your health would worsen when you went off of plaquenil, did you? Hydroxychloroquine comes in an oral tablet. Adult dosing ranges from 200 mg or 400 mg per day 6.5mg/kg. In some cases, higher doses can be used. It is recommended one tablet twice daily if taking more than one tablet. It is recommended to be taken with food.