It's used to treat and prevent malaria infection, and to reduce symptoms and progression of autoimmune diseases such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and others. Malaria is spread by mosquitoes, which transmit the parasites that cause the infection, usually in tropical and subtropical parts of the world. Can sulfasalazine and plaquenil be taken together Anti malaria pills chloroquine Plaquenil side effects skin rash pictures My doctor has had me cut back to taking plaquenil every other day. Haven't really noticed a difference. I have aches but nothing the odd motrin doesn't help. I do have vasculitis in my lower legs on occasion so it will be interesting to see if that happens more frequently. Reply Delete Cutting Back If you are currently drinking more than the recommended guidelines, any change that you make, even small changes, can help you reduce the harm that alcohol can cause. The less you drink, the lower your risk of developing problems. If not and he hasn't given you a good reason to cut back, I'd go back to 400. Plaq is pretty safe with the exception of the potential eye problems which are rare and shouldn't be a problem if you get your eye exam every 6 mos. For example, it may be combined with an antibiotic to treat chronic Q-fever, which humans usually catch from farm animals or raw milk. Plaquenil is used to treat other types of infections too. Cutting back on plaquenil PLAQUENIL Side Effects, Reviews by Patients -, Tips for Cutting Back on Drinking Hydroxychloroquine and neonatal lupus Dec 13, 2012 Growing Back that Gorgeous Head of Hair. Some people are sensitive to soy, so you can also cut that out. I was on Plaquenil in the past for joint problems and. Lupus, Humor, and Wellness Growing Back that Gorgeous Head.. Healthboards - Immune & Autoimmune - Lupus tapering Plaquenil. Plaquenil Drug and Medication User Reviews on RxList. Plaquenil received an overall rating of 5 out of 10 stars from 4 reviews. See what others have said about Plaquenil, including the effectiveness, ease of use and side effects. Plaquenil Reviews. Methotrexate vs plaquenil side effects long term and short term I was recently diagnosed with an autoimmune disease that mainly fuses my joints together, but causes severe pain and fatigue. The only problem is the Plaquenil causes severe headaches that interfer with my daily activities also. My doctor put me on Plaquenil. 400 milligrams a day. Will not give me a Lupus dx. Any other reason a person will use Plaquenil? I have sun induced rashes and painful hip joints and burning in the very low back area. all lupus type blood testing has came back negative as well two skin biopsies.