Getting off hydroxychloroquine

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  1. rustemakbulatov XenForo Moderator

    Getting off hydroxychloroquine


    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’m getting constant tinnitus, high pitched whistles, a tic, tic sensation as well as other strange noises, my hearing feels down too but worst of all is that I feel very dizzy and lightheaded. I was on hydroxychloroquine but had to come off it like you I had terrible headaches and felt sick. I was taking it for around 6 months but. Jun 19, 2013 I've stopped and started a couple of times, always with the blessing and knowledge of my doctor. I was told I didn't have to taper it like prednisone, and that I shouldn't expect any rebound type of reaction like you get when your body adjusts to being off pred. Hydroxychloroquine is a prescription drug. It comes as an oral tablet. Hydroxychloroquine is available as the brand-name drug Plaquenil. It’s also available in a generic version.

    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.

    Getting off hydroxychloroquine

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  5. With the Plaquenil I don't think you will find much relief in such a short time on it & at half of a workable dose. I have read about people stopping P & flaring up. Those who stopped it abruptly had real problems similar to what you are experiencing. If you really need to get off it, I would taper down slowly, very slowly.

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    Aug 26, 2016 So I ran out of my plaquenil and the Rheum. that prescribed it I am no longer seeing and wont re-fill it and I dont see my new Rheum. until Decemeber 23rd. I am nervous to see what will happen. The pharmacist said there wont be any danger just stopping it. Im just nervous to see what my body will do. Has anyone gone off the plaquenil and what happened? I hear my new Rheum. is all for it so I. 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. Side effects, drug interactions, pregnancy safety. BUT after being off it for a month and a half my body feels like it's falling apart. I have a lot more pain and fatigue and my eyes feel like they are on fire. I stopped because of the mistaken belief that it wasn't helping me, when in truth, it was keeping me from getting worse. Take care!

     
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    Plaquenil is the brand name for the prescription drug hydroxychloroquine. Plaquenil - Complete Drug Information, Side Effects and. Plaquenil - 8 Drug Reviews & Ratings - Could Plaquenil Treat COVID-19 Illness?
     
  7. lomtev XenForo Moderator

    Plaquenil – RheumInfo Headaches – Plaquenil can rarely cause a headache. Sun Sensitivity – Plaquenil can sometimes make the skin more sensitive to the sun. Patients should wear sunscreen. Ringing in the Ears Tinnitus RARE BUT SERIOUS side-effects include Changes to the Eyes – Plaquenil can rarely cause changes to the retina in the back of the eye.

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  8. Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil Toxicity and Recommendations. End stage hydroxychloroquine toxicity leads to widespread RPE and retinal atrophy with a loss of central vision, peripheral vision, and night vision. Recent studies have shown that patients of Asian descent develop initial damage in a more peripheral extramacular distribution near the arcades, most frequently in the inferotemporal region with corresponding superonasal field defects.

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