Plaquenil is used to treat or prevent malaria, a disease caused by parasites that enter the body through the bite of a mosquito. Malaria is common in areas such as Africa, South America, and Southern Asia. How does chloroquine kill the malaria parasite Chloroquine aralen pharmacology How to taper hydroxychloroquine Hydroxychloroquine-induced pigmentation Welcome Bel. I am pretty much a newbie here. I have been on Plaquenil for about 1-1/2 years now. My white counts have been going down, and although I have been diagnosed with Sjogren's and UCTD, my rheumy is now saying my blood work is starting to indicate lupus. May 24, 2013 But if you could be dx with Lupus or MCTD then UCTD is on the table as well so far as my understanding. My understanding of UCTD is that it can have symptoms of Lupus, RA and other autoimmune so it can be difficult to tell which one. For some it will eventually turn into one of those but for others it will always be UCTD. But UCTD is its own dx. Morrisun, Oh my gosh, that sounds terrible. How scary to have PE's Your symptoms sound so much like Lupus, Didn't you say you were UCTD? My doctors have gone back and forth so many times. Right now, I am just glad I am being treated. Do you feel better on the plaquenil. I sure hope I will. Thanks for the reply. Best wishes. Kelley 21 replies Plaquenil is also an antirheumatic medicine and is used to treat symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and discoid or systemic lupus erythematosus. This medicine is not effective against all strains of malaria. Plaquenil alternatives uctd Mixed connective tissue disease- alternative therapy, UCTD/ starting Plaquenil - What can happen if i stop taking plaquenilPlaquenil constipationOcular side effects of chloroquine therapy I am on Plaquenil 400 mg daily 1 caplet in the morning and one in the evening. I have had to see where the problem is and what kind. I was diagnosed with the mixed then last week it was undifferentiated connective tissue disease. Along with constrictive bronchiolitis obliteration. So much is going on. Patient Comments Connective Tissue Disease - Treatments. Lupus Board Index plaquenil uctd. Taking Plaquenil for Rheumatoid Arthritis. User Reviews for Hydroxychloroquine to treat Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Disease. Also known as Plaquenil, Quineprox. The following information is NOT intended to endorse any particular medication. While these reviews might be helpful, they are not a substitute for the expertise, skill, knowledge and judgement of healthcare. Plaquenil is the brand name for the prescription drug hydroxychloroquine. It's used to treat and prevent malaria infection, and to reduce symptoms and progression of autoimmune diseases such as. Can i take plaquenil for lupus ? All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice.