Part of that is due to less exercise, part due to having no appetite thus feeling like anything I can get down is ok. Well, now I've been exercising at almost my pre-Lupus rate (ran a marathon a year before), eating a more moderate diet (clean protein, vegs & fruits), and am no longer taking that weight & bloat causing Prednisone (off Pred almost 2 yrs now). My question: Do you feel like you've gained weight on Plaquenil (ie without Prednisone)? Can i take plaquenil with percocet Can you take plaquenil with neomycin Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil is used to treat malaria, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis. Learn about side effects, warnings, dosage, and more. Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine belongs to a group of medications known as anti-inflammatories and antimalarials. It is used alone or in combination with other anti-arthritic medications to treat rheumatoid arthritis. It helps to reduce pain, stiffness, and swelling in joints. Consumer ratings and reviews for PLAQUENIL. Includes 655 patient ratings with average score of 3.2, comments, side effects, dosage, sex, age, time taken. My Lupus has been really quiet for about 2 yrs, and I'm afraid to change anything. The Plaquenil drug side effects list weight loss, but some people have reported weight gain instead. My rheumy wants me to come down and then off my Plaquenil, but I've been resisting simply because I'm afraid to. Plaquenil weight loss reviews Plaquenil Reviews & Ratings at, Plaquenil - Uses, Side Effects, Interactions - Tapering off plaquenil I don't know for sure if it is the plaquenil or other meds but my rheumy seems to have my inflammation/stiffness under pretty good control. Been taking plaquenil and arava for about a year. Just rediced plaquenil from one tablet twice a day to one tablet once a day. I also take Cimzia injections bi-weekly but that has only been for about 6 months. PLAQUENIL" Rheumatoid Arthritis Community - Support Group. PLAQUENIL Side Effects, Reviews by Patients -. Will you have Weight increased with Plaquenil - eHealthMe. Plaquenil toxicity is not common and it tends to occur in patients who have received a cumulative dose of 1,000g,” Dr. Weidmayer explains. These patients are “chronically on a dose 5mg/kg/d of their actual weight, or have other risk factors. The usual dosage works for most people who take Plaquenil, but it is possible to increase or decrease the dose based on individual needs. It's important to watch for possible side effects and toxicity. For people who weigh less than 80 kg, a lower daily dose is prescribed, up to a maximum of 5 mg/kg of body weight. Just wondering if anyone else had problems with loss of appetite and weight loss while on plaquenil. I had my dose increased to 400mg a day about three weeks ago, and since then I have no appetite whatsoever. Weight is falling off me at a rather alarming rate - at least half a stone a week.