As a result, the body produces antibodies that inflict cell damage, most commonly targeting joints, skin, kidneys and the nervous system. I think even though they say it doesn't make a difference, I feel wierd if I don't take my plaquenil sometimes. Hi want2bepainfree, If you don't have to, don't stop your plaquenil. No one knows but I cry sometimes when no one is around to see me. Hugs, Mel Hello all, I am currently new to this site and ran across the discussion about stopping Plaquenil. Join the group and find support for coping with lupus. I stopped taking the plaquenil the beginning of December. And when I'm crying like a baby--I could feel the pain just throb in me. I took plaquenil for several years, then I went to the Mayo Clinic and they didn't think I had lupus and took me off. I have been taking Plaquenil for about 8-9 months and thought that it was not helping me because I still have a fair amount of joint pain, fatigue, muscle pain and so many other issues. Is hydroxychloroquine antiviral Puckering of tongue plaquenil Apr 12, 2011 I take 200mgs in the morning with breakfast and the other 200mgs with my dinner at 5 pm, as long as i eat enough i don't get any side effects. when i was on it about 7 years ago, i was told by the Dr to take it at night only, and i guess i did'nt take it with enough food cos i use to get terrible gas and my stomach hurt. Apr 10, 2019 Take Plaquenil with a meal or a glass of milk. To prevent malaria Start taking Plaquenil 2 weeks before entering an area where malaria is common. Continue taking the medicine regularly during your stay and for at least 8 weeks after you leave the area. To treat malaria Plaquenil is usually given for 3 days. In children, dosage is also based on weight. For malaria prevention, take this medication by mouth once a week on the same day of the week, or as directed by your doctor. Mark a calendar to help you remember. This drug is usually started 2 weeks before entering the area with malaria. It doesn't agree with my stomach (I take it with meals too). The pain in my swollen neck glands is horrific, and my arms and legs are hurting once again. Why does it seem like my whole life just turned for the worst --it was like I was fine one day and the next I'm so ill. It was pure hell, every joint in my body hurt and the fatigue was tremendous. As Tracy stated it is such as slow acting drug when you first start it, it's really hard to tell if it's working, it's not until we stop the med that we realize what a huge difference it was making. I happen to run out of my medication and fail to be in a hurry to get a refill because I had convinced myself that it wasn't working anyway. I missed 2 doses and felt a lot of pain in my arms, and had a pretty bad couple of days. Just wondering if any of you experience any pain if you don't take a few pills. What if i accidentally take 2 plaquenil I accidentally took Plaquenil 12 hours after my regular., Plaquenil Uses, Dosage & Side Effects - Side affectss of plaquenilChloroquine maculopathy guidelineHydroxychloroquine and cyclobenzaprine Jul 21, 2010 I don't think there are any negative interactions. As for missing doses of Plaquenil, I've been on it for 4.5 years and I used to be able to go a few days missing doses with no ill effects. Now, if I just miss a day or two, I can feel the inflammation in my muscles/joints within 24 hours. Same goes for missing more than a few days of Naproxen. Missing doses of Plaquenil. HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE - ORAL Plaquenil side effects, medical.. Hydroxychloroquine Side Effects, Dosage, Uses, and More. Re Plaquenil - when to take the 2 doses? I was told to take the whole 400 mg in the morning and got really sick. After a week of it, I asked the rheumy if it could be split and he said it didn't really matter when I took it each day as long as I DID take it. May 01, 2012 It is a good idea to advise the prescribing physician whenever one uses more or less than the prescribed amount of a medication. However, in general terms, taking 400 mg of hydroxychloroquine is within a safe range for most people. Side Effects Nausea, stomach cramps, loss of appetite, diarrhea, dizziness, or headache may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly. Remember.