Ddo you have to stop plaquenil slowly

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  1. Ddo you have to stop plaquenil slowly


    I did stop it for 2 weeks early in the treatment due to having to take a coupld other drugs that seemed to give me side effects. I just quit the plaquenil to give my liver a rest at that time. Plaquenil isn a antiparasitic drug with anti-inflammatory affect.

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    As a result, all patients taking plaquenil should have an examination approximately every six months. The macula should be examined through a dilated pupil. The incidence of Plaquenil related macular problems increases when approaching a dose of 600 to 700 mg. per day. The average dose is 400 mg. per day. This is a very safe dose. Stop taking Plaquenil and call your doctor at once if you have trouble focusing, if you see light streaks or flashes in your vision, or if you notice any swelling or color changes in your eyes. Call your doctor at once if you have headache with chest pain and severe dizziness, fainting, fast or pounding heartbeats; very slow heart rate, weak pulse; Have been on methotrexate 20mg 8/@2.5mg for about a year and 1/2. Recently moved and have a new Rheumatoligist who did his own blood test and x-rays, according to him he cannot find the blood factor or damage to any joints to prove that I have RA. I would like to know can I stop taking methotrexate or do I have to ween off of it slowly? Or should I even be thinking of stopping the meds? I.

    Over the years on this site we have had quite a few people post that they didn't think that the plaquenil was working so they would stop taking it. I have done a lot of research on this drug and haven't run into anybody who has complained of the withdrawal effect.

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    Patients in earlier stages of hydroxychloroquine retinal toxicity usually do not experience symptoms, though the rare patient may note a paracentral scotoma that causes trouble with reading as well as diminished color vision. However, most patients usually notice symptoms only after scotomas have become severe. Stop taking hydroxychloroquine and call your doctor at once if you have trouble focusing, if you see light streaks or flashes in your vision, or if you notice any swelling or color changes in your eyes. Call your doctor at once if you have headache with chest pain and severe dizziness, fainting, fast or pounding heartbeats; Plaquenil is supposed to stay in your system for 1-2 months after you stop taking it. Try to rest, stay hydrated and away from sick ppl for now and hopefully you will not have any issues

     
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    Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) belongs to a group of medicines called quinolines. Hydroxychloroquine in lupus pregnancy - Clowse - 2006. Hydroxychloroquine - Alberta Rheumatology Side Effects of Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine, Warnings, Uses
     
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    Hashimoto's Disease And TPO Antibodies - Dr. Izabella Wentz Apr 19, 2018 26. Plaquenil – Used in Many Autoimmune Diseases. Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil is a medication that was originally used to prevent or treat malaria. However, during World War II, it was found that this medication was also effective in treating the symptoms of lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune diseases.

    An update on the use of hydroxychloroquine in cutaneous lupus.