Does anyone have information/experience with these two drugs? This is my first post and already I feel like I have a caring family. Hydroxychloroquine-also called plaquinel, is my all time favorite drug. It is pretty subtle though and takes a while to work. Please do that-it is extreemly rare but plaq can cause reversible damage to your eyes so visual field and slit lamp now and every six months or year depending on your docs recomendation. How long does chloroquine take to work Plaquenil in ana pregnancy Calcium phosphate transfection chloroquine Plaquenile alcohol Medical treatment for lupus has made great strides within the last 50 years. This article will help you understand lupus treatments, lupus medications and side effects, and important lifestyle. Although the plaquenil is a good drug, it has a very long half life 6 weeks. It will take a long time to leave the body. If you are allergic and I cannot say whether you are or not, only your Rheumy can then there is an alternative called Quinacrine US or mepacrine UK. I was on this a while, but now just plaquenil. Both medications are brought as generics, so it can run you at least $50 without insurance for each medication depending on how many methotrexate pills you would have to have; hydroxychloroqine only comes in 200mg pills which you have to take twice a day. Fortunately, I have good insurance so my co pays are only $10 each. Hope you feel better. It did nothing for me and is also one of the few NSAIDS that I didn't have side effects with. NSAIDS are funny, one person will do really well on one of them-that does nothing for someone else. It also made me dizzy, nausious for a while-that goes away and so does the fatigue cased by the RA. Meloxicam-Mobic, is a non steroidal anti inflamatory drug used to reduce inflamation and a bit of a pain reliever (like advil). Where can i but the least expensive plaquenil Plaquenil Oral Uses, Side Effects, Interactions., Allergic reaction to Plaquenil Lupus Forums at The Lupus Site Is hydroxychloroquine sulfate a steroidPlaquenil causes nausea In rare cases, Plaquenil can adversely affect the eyes, and patients taking this medicine should be seen by an ophthalmologist at least once a year. Leflunomide works. DMARDs for Treating Rheumatoid Arthritis. Arthritis Which would you pick and why? - Plaquenil or.. PLAQUENIL HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE TABLETS, USP DESCRIPTION. Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic disorder for which there is no known cure. Fortunately in the last few years, a shift in strategy toward the earlier institution of disease modifying drugs and the availability of new classes of medications have greatly improved the outcomes that can be expected by most patients. Edit it looks like there are 5 manufacturers of hydroxychliroquine aka plaquenil. 1 one company bought another in Apr2015. From experience I can say Shit Gets Fucked when that happens. According to one update I saw, they've completed their rebranding shuffle, and their version is available again, at least in the UK. I've read that fewer get it from Plaquenil = the name brand, so some rheumies presecribe it even though it's more expensive. Does the printout you got with your Rx mention the rash possibility? Have you spoken with your rheumie? Livedo reticularis I don't think this tends to itch---probably more a tingling sensation---at least it was for me.