Talk directly to the experts behind the most up-to-date research! The experts behind Mother To Baby have created fact sheets that answer frequently asked questions about exposures during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Autofluorescence test for plaquenil toxicity Plaquenil and alcohol interaction Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil® Hydroxychloroquine can be safely continued during pregnancy. It is commonly used to prevent lupus flares and improve the outcome for mothers with lupus kidney disease.7,8 In fact, women who discontinue hydroxychloroquine during pregnancy are more likely to have exacerbation of lupus disease activity and usually require higher doses of steroids. It is not known whether Plaquenil will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. Malaria is more likely to cause death in a pregnant woman. In a case series, 13 mothers taking hydroxychloroquine sulfate 200 mg daily breastfed their infants for an average of 2.8 months range 1 to 6 months. None had evidence of retinal, motor or growth abnormalities during 12 months of follow-up. Explore Fact Sheets Not only do the experts at Mother To Baby provide information about exposures in pregnancy, they are also actively adding to that information by conducting Mother To Baby Pregnancy Studies. Mother To Baby Fact Sheets are available in both English and Spanish and can be downloaded for free. Plaquenil newborn Congenital heart block associated with Sjögren syndrome., Plaquenil Uses, Dosage & Side Effects - Plaquinil hydroxychloroquine MotherToBaby, a service of the non-profit Organization of Teratology Information Specialists, is dedicated to providing evidence-based information to mothers, health care professionals, and the general public about medications and other exposures during pregnancy and while breastfeeding. Talk directly to the experts behind the most up-to-date research! MotherToBaby Medications and More during pregnancy and.. Hydroxychloroquine use while Breastfeeding. Plaquenil Guidelines Point Out New Risks, New Presentation.. Tell your doctor if any of the following side effects, as they may be indications of a more serious reaction Headache. Loss of appetite. Dizziness. Nausea. Diarrhea, vomiting, or stomach pain. Skin rash. Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine has a good safety record in lupus pregnancy, and is usually continued if needed to control maternal lupus. Management and Monitoring Lupus pregnancy should be timed to coincide with a period of good disease control if at all possible. Maternal Use of Hydroxychloroquine is Associated with a Reduced Risk of Recurrent Anti-SSA/Ro Associated Cardiac Manifestations of Neonatal Lupus Peter M. Izmirly, MD, 1 Nathalie Costedoat-Chalumeau, MD, 2 Cecilia Pisoni, MD, 3 Munther A. Khamashta, MD, 4 Mimi Y. Kim, ScD, 5 Amit Saxena, MD, 1 Deborah Friedman, MD, 6 Carolina Llanos, MD.