Derm Net NZ Medical Editor: Dr Delwyn Dyall-Smith, Dermatologist, Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia. However, following an identical dose of hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine, tissue levels of chloroquine are 2.5 times those of hydroxychloroquine. Derm Net NZ Editor in Chief: Adjunct Prof Amanda Oakley, Dermatologist, Hamilton, New Zealand. Hydroxychloroquine is preferred due to its safer profile. Sar of chloroquine Dose of chloroquine for malaria treatment Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil is a drug that is classified as an anti-malarial drug. Plaquenil is prescribed for the treatment or prevention of malaria. It is also prescribed for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and the side effects of lupus such as hair loss, joint pain, and more. Itching is not an uncommon symptom to have with an autoimmune disease, so my hunch is that the itching is a new symptom. It's possible that you developed an allergy to Plaquenil after taking it for three months but unlikely. Rheumatoid arthritis RA mainly affects the joints. But it, and many of the medications that treat it, can also affect the you recognize any of these problems? Rheumatoid Nodules. About 1. Hydroxychloroquine is considered safer than chloroquine during pregnancy and lactation. If there is a of hydroxychloroquine, although studies have not usually confirmed this clinical impression. Hydroxychloroquine pruritus Chloroquine-induced Pruritus - NCBI, Terrible Itching on Plaquenil---PLEASE HELP. Puckering of tongue plaquenilJulia hu hydroxychloroquineComplications of chloroquineChloroquine trade name generic name Hydroxychloroquine-induced Pruritus Sir, Hydroxychloroquine is a derivative of chloroquine and is fre-quently used in dermatological practice in the management of a number of conditions including photosensitivity disorders. There are a number of recorded side-e¡ects of this therapy. Hydroxychloroquine-induced Pruritus. Rheumatoid Arthritis Skin Problems Nodules, Rashes, and More. Hydroxychloroquine 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. Chloroquine-induced pruritus has been described as a ‘biting’ or stinging sensation which occurs after some hours of chloroquine administration irrespective of the route of administration. It is not associated with skin lesions or systemic manifestation and may resolve spontaneously within several days after the drug is discontinued. Hydroxychloroquine is in a class of drugs called antimalarials. It is used to prevent and treat acute attacks of malaria. It is also used to treat discoid or systemic lupus erythematosus and rheumatoid arthritis in patients whose symptoms have not improved with other treatments.