The pharmacist said there wont be any danger just stopping it. Has anyone gone off the plaquenil and what happened? I was put on Plaquenil for RA as I was being dx for lupus. My rhuemy wants me to stop every time I have an infection. Best of luck, Creekbank My mom said she read that plaquenil is mainly used for the discoid lupus and people with the joint pain. Right now my hips are the only thing that is really bothering me my knees are now starting to act up..... Can plaquenil cause itchy skin Hydroxychloroquine sulfate high Plaquenil mouth sores Hydroxychloroquine tablets ip hcqs-400 May 24, 2019 How do I store and/or throw out Hydroxychloroquine? Store at room temperature. Protect from light. Store in a dry place. Do not store in a bathroom. Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets. Throw away unused or expired drugs. Do not flush down a toilet or pour down a drain unless you are told to do so. Jul 21, 2010 I ran out of my Plaquenil RX for about a week or so. I wasn't worried because I still had a few and would only have to miss a few doses. I may have missed one day with both doses. I'm back with my RX filled. Something just clicked with me. My knees, butt and back have been killing me the past few days. Moreso than in an ordinary fashion. Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil is considered a disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug DMARD. It can decrease the pain and swelling of arthritis. It may prevent joint damage and reduce the risk of long-term disability. Hydroxychloroquine is in a class of medications that was first used to prevent and treat malaria. There is no taper needed or withdrawal, but if it has been helping you, you may have increased symptoms by the time you go for your next appointment. If so, you would likely be able to get a prescription from that doctor for one month's supply to tide you over. I have only taken it once, so I am not sure what the results will be. I stopped mine and went into a life threatening flare - I would call your PCP to get a refill You may be fine or not- depends on if your illness has been lurking in the background waiting for an opportunity to launch an attack Louters, I went to see a new rheum and he took me off the Plaquenil to see what symptoms would show. I agree with poobie and would call your pcp to get a refill if possible. Ran out of hydroxychloroquine Side Effects of Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine, Warnings, Uses, Missing doses of Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine vs hydroxychloroquine sulfateAralen cloroquinaSide effects of hydroxychloroquine weight gainDo side effects of plaquenil start right awayChloroquine dormant Home › Forums › General Discussion › Hydroxychloroquine This topic contains 1 reply, has 2 voices, and was last updated by Maz 2 months, 3 weeks ago. Viewing 2 posts - 1 through 2 of 2 total Author Posts September 4, 2019 at am #464797 CaryParticipant I have been on Mino for about a. Read more Hydroxychloroquine - Road Back Foundation. Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil. Hydroxychloroquine staves off dermatomyositis symptoms – Anarchy and.. Sep 13, 2019 Applies to hydroxychloroquine oral tablet. Along with its needed effects, hydroxychloroquine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention. Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking hydroxychloroquine Feb 19, 2020 The action of hydroxychloroquine is cumulative and may require weeks to months to achieve the maximum therapeutic effect see CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY. Initial adult dosage 400 mg to 600 mg 310 to 465 mg base daily, administered as a single daily dose or in two divided doses. Recommendations on Screening for Chloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine Retinopathy Retinal toxicity from chloroquine CQ and its analogue, hydroxychloroquine HCQ, has been recognized for many years. Chloroquine toxicity remains a problem in many parts of the world, but is seen less frequently in the United States where the drug largely has been replaced by HCQ.