Can you abruptly stop hydroxychloroquine

Discussion in 'Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil' started by RBManager, 14-Mar-2020.

  1. mykola XenForo Moderator

    Can you abruptly stop hydroxychloroquine


    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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    Hydroxychloroquine oral tablet can interact with other medications, vitamins, or herbs you may be taking. An interaction is when a substance changes the way a drug works. Hello all, I am currently new to this site and ran across the discussion about stopping Plaquenil. 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. Finally, my rheumatologist recommended that I stop taking the drug altogether.” Utterback’s rheumatologist also referred her to neuro-ophthalmologist David Katz, MD, in Bethesda, Md. “We don’t know which patients might develop Plaquenil retinopathy, but the patient often can see it before the doctor can,” he says.

    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.

    Can you abruptly stop hydroxychloroquine

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  7. I don't believe that you risk dangers like you would with suddenly stopping a beta blocker or something along those lines. 200mg is a low dose and Plaquenil is generally regarded as a mild drug anyway compared to Methotrexate, etc. Regardless, it's always best to check with your doc.

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    Nov 09, 2018 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. Nov 12, 2009 Plaquenil is a 6-weeker as far as the benefits are concerned, but it would be more dangerous to stop if you spend a lot of time outside and if this were the summer. If you're gonna experiment, I went off it cold turkey as it didn't hurt to do it that way, but you better get back on before the summer or you could experience a flare-up. I can't even imagine what I would be like without the meds, probably incapacitated. So I think that your doctor just needs to get you on the right combination therapy - perhaps you need something else along with the plaquenil? Wishing you good feelings! TisJustMe

     
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  9. Manitu New Member

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